Sam passed the swim test at the pool today and received her orange band. Now she’s cleared to swim in deep water!
Archive for June, 2014
An experiment yielded a tasty result this evening. This is one of last year’s jalapeño plants that Sam and I grew from seed. We kept it alive indoors all winter and then brought it outside in the spring. I had no idea if it would continue to bear fruit, but lo and behold, it has.
The rain barrel is now connected to drip hoses in the cemetery garden.
It’s the right speed for summer. Loved coming home to Moroccan Chicken and lentils this evening–thanks, Aunt Skip, for the slow cooker and the recipe!
Peas, Romaine lettuce and ground cherries from the cemetery garden. Blueberries and raspberries from the neighbors’ garden next door (lovely perk of watering their garden while they are away!) Not pictured: the jungle growth of tomatoes and peppers. I can’t believe how much everything expanded while we were away last week.
I love train travel. Even though the train ended up running 30 minutes behind schedule, the trip was a pleasure. Free wifi, plenty of outlets, large windows, comfortable seats–I wish I could go everywhere by train.
The house where I spent the first 9 years of my life. Missing: the huge Japanese maple I used to climb.
At Independence Hall in Philadelphia.
In addition to the nightly whiffle ball tournament (Sam won this evening, 6-5-2), there are also various World Cup games, complete with brick goal posts.
Sam and I are in PA for the week. While the World Cup occupies much of the world, there’s a little-known and little-followed yearly wiffle ball tournament taking place in suburban Philadelphia. The league had to adjust the rules because one of the players has a busted left foot that prevents her from running. But […]
Janet, Scottie, and Sam in front of Lily the camper, where I got to stay in luxurious comfort, while AC and Sam had a more outdoorsy sleeping experience in our two-person tent 🙂
Yes, we rode a total of 21 miles from Chickahominy Riverfront Park to Jamestown and back, plus various little side trips. Beautiful day and wonderful time with Scottie and Janet, who rode their cool, recumbent bicycles. No sore bottoms for them. Me on the other hand… Bonus picture… because it’s so rare that I have […]
for Chickahominy Riverfront Park near Williamsburg, VA. Bikes will be ridden.
This is a ground cherry, which is actually a husk tomato– grows kind of like a tomatillo. First ones were ripe today! When you peel the husk off, the fruit is small and yellow, and does indeed taste like pineapple.
In memory of AC’s aunt, Donna.