They did it!  The family made cranberry scones for Mother’s Day–the ones from Joanne Chang’s Flour cookbook.  I came down to coffee, yogurt & jam, a scone with a little ramekin of butter, and two tulips freshly snipped from….somewhere or other. (I didn’t inquire too closely.)

Then I got to spend the rest of the day gardening, and–after clearing away the ground ivy and grass and old stalks–found about a dozen spears of asparagus smartly shouldering their way out of the ground.

Could any mom ask for more?