martha's dress and red hot candies / by Leah Zawadzki

i came home from an amazing weekend with my wallflower friends to the news the gate to the back field had been installed.  i have been waiting for that gate for years now.  and it was magically installed without begging or nagging.  the perfect valentine.

coincidently i had a handful of sweet dresses from martha hanging in my closet.  she had generously had them delivered by her husband the night before i left for twenty-nine palms.  regrettably we didn't get a chance to use them at the retreat.  with a little persuasion i told my kate that i needed her to model and she came up with the compromise...she would come out back with me for a handful of red hot heart shaped candies. sounded fair to me. joe joined us at the end.  all he wanted was a chocolate kiss.  xo