Sunday, March 23, 2014

Let's Go With...

Our friend is 4 days into his hike of the Appalachian Trail.  We spent an hour hiking "with" him in spirit today.  He will cover more of the 2,180 miles than we will, that's for sure.
Through the woods and around the pond /swamp.

 Petunia's cousin was out on the trail near the pond.   The AT hiker is likely to see snakes and skunk cabbage too.

Yes, one geocache stop.  This is a fitting travel bug as tree frog singing season is in full force.

Back home, I see we have our own critter trail on the east side of the property.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

January Sunshine

With a nice dose of fog for a trip to the 
Pike Place Market. 

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Happy New Years Geocache Day

Travel bugs don't fit in this small cache.  The next one had room, though. 

Last cache of the day was a large one on someone's front porch!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Pay phone repurposed

A cache hidden in plain sight in the neighborhood....


DH is not bringing this travel bug door home to move to another cache. 

It's international geocaching day

And block party

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Geocache walk

Just a dare to see if the sprinkles will increase.  

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

In the Garden

Many speedy bees in the lavender, borage
and flowering broccoli.
I harvested beets.

Monday, July 15, 2013

In the Pond

There were 5 more between the two rocks.   They're each smaller than my thumbnail, some a lot smaller. 


Sunday, July 14, 2013

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

One more

space...  the cut out up there at the top of the building.  

Philadelphia Spaces

Friday, May 24, 2013

Swim Break

Panama City Beach, FL and St. Andrews State Park.

Perfect combination of sandy beaches and just right water temperatures. 

Saturday, May 04, 2013


...could we find this most of the time?
Napa Valley area
San Diego

They are worth consideration.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Seize the Day

The weather changed my plans today.  After an appointment, I made my fastest ever Carpinito Brother's visit. I walked out with vegetable seedlings even before my coffee could get cold.

Broccoli, three types of lettuce, Swiss chard, peas and beets.   The beets have such long roots they may not transplant well.  I usually plant them as seeds.  There were many beet seedlings so we'll see how many make it.

While the days will be sunny this week, the nights are frosty.   Part of the seedlings are protected by the cloche, now in a different row than last year.    Since they are all vegetables that can take some cold weather, hopefully they'll do ok in the rows without the cloche also.

What was in the plans was planting the last of the 30 cedar seedlings.   And now that's done too.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Oooh...Old Shiny Things

I wish I could record this as a scratch and sniff.   Wonderful old car garage smells are a powerful memory trigger for me.   What a fun evening with dinner, visiting, and touring car and garden projects. 
This is a La Salle Flower Car, used for carrying flowers for funerals (and sometimes as backup hearse).  You don't see one of these every day or even one a year.  Our host has restored it, piece by piece.  When an original piece couldn't be found, he had to build it.

This one lived in our barn for a while.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Piece by Piece

A close up of my friend's mosaic at the Regional Mosaic Art Exhibition at the Tacoma Public Library through April 26.   The show has art of many styles, colors and materials.  Visit the library to see how amazingly the pieces come together.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Three Treats

Library, mosaic art, and geocache all together.

The mosaics are what took us there. The geocache was a surprise.

Saturday, March 23, 2013