We've had the party rentals barged back to town, sent all the guests home, and enjoyed the quiet, basking in the pleasure of a job well done, time spent in the warm company of family, and a party to be remembered happily for a long time. We don't need to grocery shop for a while as the fridge is full of leftovers (although one probably shouldn't live on cupcakes for too long).
Paul had to head off to Vancouver yesterday, though, to check on his parents, whose health has taken a turn for the worse (broken hip for one, beginning of chemo for the other), as has my mother's. And I spent all day yesterday in meetings, back to work on campus with a thud. The thud was eased a bit by the switch to cooler days and sporadic rainshowers, some of them quite heavy, so that leaving the beach wasn't quite as wrenching as it could have been.
Have any of you ever seen berries or other edible fruit used in floral arrangements? Or any other elements that had to be gathered from the wild, from meadows, roadsides, as these were?