Thursday, July 14, 2016

The best way

to go about making the grocery list.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The secret


Perhaps its humble appearance would make you question -- but no. This (which can be made with all chocolate and no peanut butter, if necessary) is THE secret to having to quickly make a dessert. I needed to make something to bring to work the next day and this was all the things. Quick. Easy. Beloved by all.  If only I'd discovered this years ago when Dean was still in school and there were all those nights spent having to come up with something quickly for the next day....


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Monday, July 11, 2016

Guarding the crops

The one tomatillo plant is too precious to leave to the chipmunks, squirrels, rabbits, and groundhog to explore.

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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Tapas!

In celebration of the Euro Cup final, and of Sunday.

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Saturday, July 9, 2016

Glimpse


Ken helps me work in the garden. We're slowly trying to turn a dry, weedy hill into something more delightful.

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Friday, July 8, 2016

Peace

Walking through the garden at the end of the day, end of the week, I'm overwhelmed by what an intense and awful week it has been on so many fronts; incomprehensible, horrific news being reported almost daily taking the lead. My own trials and tribulations, though wearing, don't measure on that scale but contribute to the feeling of having been flattened out by all of it. Reaching for the healing power of peace.


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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Little birdie

No trip through the Bird Guide is helping us put a name to this little one -- or at least not a legitimate name. It awaits the rain that we hope is coming, after all the thunder this afternoon.

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Recovering



Letting the afternoon sun, through the shade, lend its healing rays. So. much. better.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

I'd forgotten

It's not just the flowers of morning glories that I love, but those magnificent, voluptuous, heart-shaped flowers that set the stage as well.

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Monday, July 4, 2016

And we can stay all day



 We celebrated our independence, and the last day of our staycation, with a sentimental trip to the zoo. Not sure how many years it's been since we visited -- so many new exhibits and plenty of our favorites. Dean noted that even with the additions, the zoo feels a lot smaller to him now than it did when he was younger....

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Sunday, July 3, 2016

Perfect evening

Our bright, sunny, not-too-hot, dry days are suddenly being capped off with gorgeous evenings; rosy skies, no bugs to speak of, last notes of bird song.

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