Friday, July 01, 2011


IMG_0962 I paused in a wooded draw to enjoy a break from summer today, when I spotted this surprise.  It is very hard to capture filtered sun, so the picture does not convey the lovely nature of this scene.  Even Dan, who often sees my favorite wildflowers as weeds, said this was nice. 

While on the subject of surprises, I invite you to click on the wildflower in the upper left of this web page. 

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Electronics gone wild


Honestly, I am skeptical about some crazy videos, but don’t think anyone could fabricate this one. 

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sitting down to eat, but where

Summer is always hard for me to cook.  It’s hot, so no oven.  Even the crock pot generates heat.  Probably too often we resort to sandwiches.  They can be healthy, unless it is a bacon, ham, cheese and egg sandwich like I fixed for lunch. 

Since sandwiches and other light summer meals are simple to serve, it is easy for us to not eat at the table.  This is breaking a strict rule of mine, meals should be eaten at a set table with no electronics, including television and phones.  Mealtime is talk time.

However, this past week, we ate in the livingroom in front of the television, on each of our porches, in the sun room and at the bar.  We get our plate and then discuss where we are going to eat. 

We’re slowly developing a habit here and I am not sure I like it.