Sunday, August 11, 2013

Up on the Roof


Our friends have a roof terrace atop their apartment building and last night they invited a few of us to gather there for dinner. It was a perfect evening, a gentle breeze stirring, various libations set out along with black beans and Spanish rice and Brazilian braised chicken and the most delicious salad I have ever eaten, with arugula, watermelon, mint and feta cheese, I even went back for seconds, and I am not a lover of salad.


And then the sunset came in, a blaze of orange over the river. Once it got dark we sang happy birthday to one of our friends, after huddling in the elevator alcove to light the candles in the night breeze. We sat a couple of hours longer, talking and relaxing into each other's company, and I was grateful after the work week that was, to be reminded that we have dear friends of more than fifteen years standing with whom we can raise a glass and tell stories and share history on a balmy summer night. That's a photo of the lovely birthday girl above. Another friend, pictured below, just texted me. "Last night was terrific," she said. "I felt blessed."





10 comments:

  1. Sounds like a lovely evening...Glad you are feeling better.

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  2. What a gorgeous terrace! Do you have the recipe for that salad? We have a huge garden this year with lots of mint and arugula.

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  3. How mellow. I keep meaning to try the mint/watermelon/feta combination. My recipe calls for a cucumber, too. But I never seem to have all the ingredients at the same time!

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  4. What a beautiful terrace! Oh, I miss New York sometimes. :(

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  5. I am feeling weepy this morning and that post, those incredible pictures have opened some more of the floodgates. Yes. Lovely.

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  6. Oh my. loveliness and a watermelon feta salad! Could there be a more perfect summer evening in the city? I think not. This makes me happy for you.
    xxoo

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  7. Greg recently made a watermelon salad with feta, and it was surprisingly yummy.

    Glad your week ended on such a lovely note. :)

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  8. Those photos are so gorgeous Angella, how do you do it? Do you know you have true talent?

    I am happy for your sweet summer night.

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  9. I had a teeny, tiny balcony on my apartment when I lived in NYC -- the rooftop balcony that overlooked all those signature water towers. I love your photography and your gentle words of friendship and celebration in what is simple.

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  10. The table, the woman, the backdrop of city- does look a bit surreal. Amazing shot!

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