Archive for April, 2014

30 April 2014 Underwater

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Need to improve drainage in the garden. Apparently we were ill-equipped for floods.

29 April 2014 A Rare Moment of Kids Sitting Down

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

and Susie pointing out to Sam that I am taking a photo of this rare moment. Seconds later Sam hopped up and grimaced at me, naturally 🙂

28 April 2014 Q-Ba-Maze

Monday, April 28th, 2014

27 April 2014 Front Yard in Bloom

Sunday, April 27th, 2014

26 April 2014 Cobras v. Navy Blue

Sunday, April 27th, 2014

Sam has possession of the ball.

25 April 2014 AC Plays for Holland

Friday, April 25th, 2014

and the blurry girl runs away.

24 April 2014 Dogwood Festival Carnival

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

23 April 2014 First Radish

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

And first harvest from the cemetery garden in 2014! Sam planted these radishes, in the firm belief that she will like foods that she herself grows. (She hasn’t traditionally been a big fan of the radish). She did eat the whole thing in a salad. I must admit that I was pretty darn excited to […]

22 April 2014 On the Road Again

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Emma Bear is ready to hit the road for Virginia.

21 April 2014 Thoreau’s Cabin

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Sam and Granddaddy compose a poem while relaxing in a replica of Henry David Thoreau’s cabin at Tyler Arboretum.

20 April 2014 The Bunny Was Busy

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

19 April 2014 Eye Dying Complete

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

18 April 2014 Happy Belated Birthday to Mom-Mom

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

17 April 2014 What Could it Be?

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Happy Birthday, AC!

16 April 2014 Adventures with a Cold Frame

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

My awesome next-door neighbor gave me some tomato, pepper and herb starts that she wasn’t going to use, and also lent me her cold-frame, so the plants could get sunlight but stay out of the wind and cold (we’re back to near freezing temperatures again at night!) The cold frame is really impressive– with the […]

15 April 2014 Pink Ladies

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

14 April 2014 Visiting with Friends

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Sam has schooled her friends in the proper way to pose for the camera.

13 April 2014 Riding the “L” in Chicago

Monday, April 14th, 2014

The Return Trip: 1. Car to train station in Champaign. 2. Train to Chicago (3 hours) Lunch in Chicago (Indian — yum) 3. Walk to “L” train. 4. “L” train till they kick us off because they’re working on the tracks & put us on a shuttle. 5. Shuttle to “L” train station farther down […]

12 April 2014 Tallgrass Prairie in Illinois

Monday, April 14th, 2014

OK, so it’s mostly Lyingdowngrass at this point in the season, but still, we got a feel for how tall it will be when it’s up and waving its amber grains. This was a treat for me and Sam, as we are in a full-blown Laura Ingalls Wilder obsession.

11 April 2014 Capitol Limited DC to Chicago

Monday, April 14th, 2014

After a pretty good night’s sleep in the sleeper car, we had breakfast in the dining car while the train trundled through Indiana. Indiana in the early morning struck us as foggy and flat.