Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Weldon E. Howitt Track & Field




























This is a beautiful track to do one's exercise - if you don't mind tiny grains of black gravel stuck in your sneakers for like...ever.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

My Most Favorite Type of Surprise




































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

Chickens for Sale..$9.99 "not Guaranteed"




































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

From the other Side of the Fence


Though they seem to be suffering with some type of mold, these ramblers are still going strong. As the inherited part of our garden, I have posted these Rambling Roses before over our old backyard garden gate. If you look closely at the picture in the link, you can also see the hordes of cherries in the infamous cherry tree (I am obsessed with).

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Butterflies are Free to Fly...

























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

Thinking about that coffee I had in Berlin last January #flashbackFriday




























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

I have been thinking about this pretty girl ever since I met her #tbt



































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.