Archive for June, 2014

30 June 2014 Orange Band

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Sam passed the swim test at the pool today and received her orange band. Now she’s cleared to swim in deep water!

29 June 2014 Jalapeño Jr.

Sunday, June 29th, 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.

28 June 2014 Drip Drip

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

The rain barrel is now connected to drip hoses in the cemetery garden.

27 June 2014 Peaches

Friday, June 27th, 2014

26 June 2014 Striker Sam

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

25 June 2014 Slow Cookin

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

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!

24 June 2014 Today’s Harvest

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

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.

23 June 2014 Home Again

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

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.

22 June 2014 Summer Seedlings

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

21 June 2014 Rockwood Road

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

The house where I spent the first 9 years of my life. Missing: the huge Japanese maple I used to climb.

20 June 2014 Live Reading of the Declaration of Independence

Friday, June 20th, 2014

At Independence Hall in Philadelphia.

19 June 2014 World Cup

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

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.

18 June 2014 American Girl Café in NYC

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

17 June 2014 Mom-Mom’s Tiger Lilies

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

16 June 2014 The Start of Wiffle Ball Season

Monday, June 16th, 2014

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 […]

15 June 2014 The Gals

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

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 🙂

14 June 2014 21 Miles!

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

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 […]

13 June 2014 Hitting the Road

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

for Chickahominy Riverfront Park near Williamsburg, VA. Bikes will be ridden.

12 June 2014 Cossack Pineapple

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

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.

11 June 2014 Fighting Cystic Fibrosis

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

In memory of AC’s aunt, Donna.