After we dropped Jacob back off at William & Mary, we stopped in Richmond for a late lunch. Richmond is organized into little neighborhoods – Church Hill, Oregon Hill, Jackson Ward, Scott’s Addition, and many more I’ve yet to discover. I am always surprised how each of these areas has its own community with cafes and shops and service businesses all nestled in amongst the homes.
I spent a half-hour in Gather – talking to gardener and owner Melissa, taking pictures, and shopping. I came out with a new succulent plant, a tiny jade, tucked inside a Chinese food carry-out carton, surrounded by white pebbles. What an ingenious idea! The pebbles kept the pot from tipping over and served as a beautiful ground cover when I potted the plant in my own vintage Roseville Pottery vase at home.
There are just as many opportunities to celebrate life and spread goodwill as we make. I am happy to gather with new friends in new places.