Sometimes the late afternoon sun comes in the kitchen windows and gilds everything on the table. Had a friend over for dinner as the sun was setting. The table was lovely to the eye. Food was really good too. Salad greens tossed with fresh tarragon and boiled shrimp. Fresh beets with mustard and olive oil and a bit of horse radish. Asparagus. Persian cucumbers with dill. Mango and fresh strawberries for dessert and then we departed to the screen porch. She's my one friend who smokes and somehow it never bothers me and I never sneeze. Conversation is just too good.