Happy Monday! Happy May!

Over the weekend Joe and I went out to Nantucket for the Daffodil Festival, a yearly festival that celebrates the flowerly beginnings of spring on the island.

It was cloudy the whole day, so I played around with Instagram filters for my photos with the result that they each look like they were taken in a different era. Oops.

The festival is about old cars getting spruced up with yellow, parading across the island and finishing in an everyone-is-invited picnic. You don’t have to pay to participate and no one is selling anything. You just show up, hopefully wearing a little yellow and having packed a delicious lunch. and a nice blanket to nap on. and maybe some champagne to share with your neighbors.

I loved this little car logo. I would no doubt care more about cars if they all had logos like this.

Each year we get a little better at packing our picnic. This year we had quinoa tabbouleth, midwestern pasta salad (with pepperoni slices and mozzarella chunks), breaded chicken, cheesy mashed potatoes, olive bread with cheddar cheese, and almond cake.  I’m posting the almond cake recipe later this week because it is so wonderful to have in your life.

Finally, my favorite detail from the weekend:

seeing this blanket that our friend Dave (in the photo above, right) handknit over the winter.

Isn’t it beautiful?

ps: My photos from last year’s (sunny!) Daffodil Festival.