Long lines at the betting window last weekend were not my concern. I piddled around on Derby Day at home—on the couch and in the garden. I dodged rain showers outside, while inside I sidestepped heavy grazing on beef tenderloin, country ham, corn pudding and my niece’s cookies. I set up the bar, took a nap and gathered flowers and foliage from the garden to compose a vase of Derby color for the evening’s party.
Always Dreaming, the betting favorite, won the Kentucky Derby by 2 ¾ lengths in the slop.
My online Derby bets were a bust, but the garden paid off handsomely.