Saturday, September 26, 2015


We have been blessed with a bonus, beautiful,  post-last day of summer weekend.

Whoo hoo!

Anybody who crossed their fingers and planned a wedding, picnic, ballgame, or last fishing or camping trips for this weekend got really lucky. The rest of us are the beneficiaries of their optimism and cramped pointer and middle digits too. Get out there and play.

We're going Fall Festing. In shorts!

Friday, September 18, 2015

A Gift of Plums

Became a beautiful clafouti,

and two batches of sparkling red jelly.

And gave us another opportunity to play with the jam labelelizer.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

We Heart Butterflies

We found this little guy having a siesta after a heart-healthy, milkweed munch.

Good call little larva. There is still plenty of exhausting eating and metamorphosing ahead.

Our alley monarch watch gives us reason for optimism. Many more were spotted this year than last.

Overall forecasts for the monarch population are not so rosy, but maybe, with a little help from their friends, they will get by.

Let's do it!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Northern Arts

The Blue Moon Art Tour is coming up this weekend.

Our favorites.

Horse hair pottery by Reg Behrends.

Oils and pastels by Sara Qualey.

It's free. It's fun.

Cable 4 Fun 4 sure.