Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
A whole crop of Echinacea popped up in a part of the garden where I had two or three of these plants growing the last couple of years. Much like the Forget-Me-Nots I also grow in my backyard, these girls must have re-seeded themselves.
Monday, June 27, 2016
Starkies in Farmingdale is selling chickens for $9.99. As I crouched down to take their pic the whole lot of them became very interested in me, walking closer to me in order to get a good look at what I was all about. Then just as quickly lost interest...except for this one.
Sunday, June 26, 2016
Saturday, June 25, 2016
As Priscilla and I carried out our morning garden inspection, this beauty swirled around us (seemingly) effortlessly and then landed on the tree branches hanging directly over Priscilla - not that Priscilla who was busily and intensely sniffing at the air noticed.
I'm guessing the hundreds of birds that hang out in our yard did the damage to this butterfly's wing. If you only saw her flying you wouldn't know she was missing part of her wing.
Friday, June 24, 2016
A coffee drinking experience that entirely changed my thinking about coffee and how it was the impetus behind the way I would prepare my own coffee at home once I got back to the States. Is there anything better than the daily rituals we create? I never expected to love visiting Berlin, Germany as much as I did, nor their delicious coffee for that matter either.
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Last February I visited the Netherlands and while there, met adorable Famke. My husband and I stayed at the Taverne guest house through Airbnb. You can see it in the above picture in the background. By itself the house was amazing but Famke and her humans made it even more so. She and her "parents" welcomed us with perfect hospitality making a memory for us that whenever I think of, I feel so happy. Yesterday I started a drawing of Famke you can see the beginnings of here.