Saturday, June 30, 2012

S. County Museum Press Shop

newest volunteer... this is just 1/3 of the print shop.  The whole set-up is managed by a man who used to own his own print shop.  He's  very knowlegable and detail oriented. He reminds me of the gentleman in Arcata, CA, who taught me the fine art of letterpress printing, Lewis A. Pryor. It's been a long time since I've worked around letter presses, but so far its been fun!!!

Friday, June 29, 2012

Eggplant strips

sprinkled with Arizona Dreaming, then baked till soft... then tossed with marinara sauce or mixed with cooked beans.  All kinds of possibilities.  I ate almost an entire eggplant today!!!

E. Matunuck State Beach

Even with no water in the pictures these shots bring calm to my soul.... I only stayed an hour today
as the ocean was filled with seaweed and I was playing cards with my friends at 7:00.  Ted, you will notice that the pavillion is brand new.  I will take more shots another time.

Yes, I Swam in the ocean

New Wickford Junction

Wow!!!  A few days ago I took Teddie/kids to the new T Station, only 15 minutes from where we live.  We can now hop on a train and go directly to Boston!!! 

Found on my Phone!!!

Definitely.. a cute little guy!!!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Stewartia pseudo camilia

A woman in my swimming class mentioned that she had a tree that was dropping flowers by the bushel.  She described the flowers as looking like camilias and I knew right away that it was a tree I have long admired.  In fact we were going to plant one in our yard, but they were outrageously priced.  My classmate will give me a baby for free (tree, that is).  I am researching where it would survive/provide shade for our house.... and where we would see it to enjoy it.....  In the fall the leaves are spectacular.... it is just a beautiful tree!!!

Rhubarb Galore

My RI garden must have 20 pounds of ripe rhubarb, waiting to be picked.  I threw in a few blueberries and two drops of red food coloring to this crisp.  Kind of a pretty pink, no???

Detroit Airport underground walkway

To connect two terminals you trave thru this underground psychadelic tunnel, which changes colors as you walk on the moving sidewalk.  I would have taken more photos, but I was already running late.  This pic does not do it justice. 

WI Apt. Gardening sans dirt (in the ground)

One cucumber plant that will hopefully climb over the wire panel behind it, down the other side, then sprawl on the hedge.  Maybe the hungry rabbits will miss all the cucs.  Already I have critters digging holes in the pot.  Ted's job is to keep this lonely guy alive and happy!!!
These three pots are outside our living room in the back of the apt.  (You can see the wall for the underground driveway in the background.) In this gravely patch of no-dirt I have seen rabbits, baby bunnies, chipmunks and birds.  We'll see if the chicken wire around the pot on the left does any good in detering  them. 

Another way to plant in a container.  This planter is the same shape as a bag of manure, except that it has three openings on the top and drain holes on the bottom.  Not sure if this will survive all the hungry four footed friends.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Longnecker Gardens @ UW Arboretum

Dad's New Buddy

                                                                 UW Arboretum

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Taken from shoreline, Lake Geneva, WI

Obviously this is a resort town.  Lots of activity/beauty. 
Reminds me of somewhere else that I love.