Sunday, June 01, 2014

Artichoke anniversary

Today, June 1, marks thirty-one years that Ken and I have been living together. We moved into our first apartment on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, all those years ago. I think we're getting the hang of it now.

I think we should re-brand the 31st year as the Artichoke Anniversary.

According to the Hallmark people (and they should know), the official 31st anniversary gift is "travel/tourism." Well, Ken just got back from Paris. I went to the market in Saint-Aignan. And taking a tour around our garden yields all manner of lovely sights, like this artichoke.

15 comments:

  1. Congratulations ! I'd say that's quite an accomplishment by today's standards. And how great it is to have artichokes right in your own garden. One year, I tried to re-brand our anniversary as the the mulch anniversary, as I had just received a dump truck load of the stuff to spread around our house in NC. For some reason, that didn't fly.

    Oh, and nice shot of the arty !

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  2. The artichoke looks like an exotic crown. Good choice! May you have many more happy years together. P

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  3. Many more happy returns and travels - may be across the pond one of these days :-)

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  4. Happy Anniversary to you both! Wishing you a good crop of artichoke this year and more in the years to come along with some good wanderings.

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  5. Happy anniversary - though I think an "artichoke anniversary" sounds more intriguing than a travel/tourism one.

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  6. congrats, with many many more years to follow! happy june!

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  7. Happy living-together anniversary! Wishing you a garden filled with many more beautiful artichokes.

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  8. Happy Anniversary! I never realized every year was a special anniversary...If 31 is travel, what is 32, I wonder?...Your artichoke is indeed beautiful.

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  9. Kristi, I think that 32 is "sit down and rest your sore feet from all of that traveling and tourism of year 31" :)

    Congrats on so many years with the right person :) And, of course, what a beautiful artichoke photo!

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  10. Congratulations on 31 happy years!

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  11. Congratulations Walt (and Ken)!

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  12. Congratulations to you both - we're only a year behind you!

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  13. what a lovely celebration!
    may there be as many more years - and no lack of artichokes.
    Perhaps a T-shirt is in order: "I lived with this guy for 31 years and all I got was an artichoke"

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  14. Congratulations and many happy returns!

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