1. I ask the produce clerk for basil. He hands me a package and says, "It's purple". Sure enough, it's purple basil. I glance at the package several times while I continue to shop, wondering how it will look on my pasta.
2. Segments of mandarin oranges suspended in red Jello.
3. Finished reading, To Have and to Hold, A Tale of Providence and Perseverance in Colonial Jamestown by Mary Johnston. I love history and historical fiction and was pleased enough with this tale.