Tuesday, February 16, 2010

good food

Watercress & 'pasture' butter on pumpernickel.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Following the recipe of Elizabeth Zimmermann, I knit this seamless raglan.

Rather pleased with myself for making such a solid garment in just a few weeks, but truth be told EZ's pattern was easy as could be.

The size is a bit small for the recipient, but it'll work!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Forever and a day . . .

. . . since I've posted, and not for want of anything to share! So many changes, and more and more to come in the next few months. For now, I'll post a photo of Wyoming in July, as a reminder of green days to come!

Monday, May 5, 2008

I have a new plant fetish.

Sedums, succulents, stonecrop, I'm falling in love with them all. They cling close to the ground, thrive wherever they like and are happily easy to grow from the smallest of cuttings.

And their (and any) heliolatry makes my day.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

My turn to bake cookies! Thanks for the recipe, Wendy, but I ask you this: why are my cookies so flat?! My cookies should be "moist and delicious!"

And proof that spring has finally arrived!

Roma recently encountered a snake in her yard, and now treads (and sniffs) more carefully.

But, those familiar with my hometown know that spring brings more than new plant and animal life. The melted snow and the frequent thunderstorms add up, and the muddy waters of the mighty Miss find their way into the city.

These seats accompany an ornate bandshell in a riverside park. You can see that this year's flood is relatively minor. I can remember much worse.

(photo Jeff Cook/QCTimes.com)

The dramatic presence of flood waters always raises the issue of flood walls. The city across the river has one, and each spring is spared from the flood threat. Maybe a flood wall would be best for many businesses and residents here, but I can't shake my instincts that flood walls are terrible inventions.

Here is an article on the issue, which made its way into the Wall Street Journal. (We midwesterners are news makers!) What do you think?

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Another (fuzzy) photo to prove my Roma-love. Her appearance in my life was an utter surprise, and I can't believe my luck. She may be a little more responsibility than I expected to have on my plate for a while, but she's just so lovely and worth it.

And now, she has the jingling tags to prove it (appropriately enough, I think, in the shape of a big, red heart!)

Someone has a new owner, and it might be me...