Green goodness

May 14, 2021 – Almost ripe
May 16, 2021 – Curly leaf love
May 18, 2021 – Summer squash fav
May 19, 2021 – Less is more

The garden is beginning to make for some awesome eating. The ripening tomato ended up in a homemade pasta that was out of this world …

And the curly leaf parsley, which I prefer to Italian flat leaf, got me looking closer and realizing that the tips are composed of three trios of leaflets (aka nine), better seen from the underside …

For those of you who are not huge fans of zucchini and crookneck, may I humbly suggest pattypan as an alternative, which is as much fun to eat as it is to stitch …

And saving the best for last, we planted small “burpless” cucumbers (Muncher variety), that are the best I’ve ever eaten …

I think Parker would agree …

Ending on a humorous note, please know that the artichoke wasn’t really as big as P’s head. Its exaggerated size is due to the keystone adjustment I made to square things up a bit …

which is also what most likely explains the bizarre photo of the Bidens and the Carters that recently made the rounds in the media.

Rooted-ness

May 3, 2021 – Meg’s yard
May 17, 2021 – Electric tooth …

The grass in Meg’s yard is separated from the landscape beds by a steel barrier. The grass laughs.

After all, there are lovely drip hoses in those landscape beds … just what grass loves. So it creeps under the steel, cozies up to the underground hose and then sends out runners … lots and lots of runners.

No pictures, cuz they’re kinda hard to take with gardening gloves on, but I’m pretty sure you can imagine what it’s like.

On the other hand, I do hope you have no personal experience with the kind of electrifying tooth pain that requires a root canal procedure.

Unfortunately, Don did … worse, it happened while he was in St Louis. So his trip was cut short by two days and he spent Monday at the dentist’s office, followed by the endodontist, who fit him in to the schedule.

With thanks to Deb Lacativa for cloth and threads that, sadly, were a perfect match for the memory …

P.S. I’m thinking this Instagram picture is a perfect match, too …

Grand times

April 17, 2021 – Bat Appreciation Day
April 18, 2021 – Gah-ooo-gah, we love you

Griffin has been playing coach-pitch baseball and we’re finally feeling comfortable with going to games again. So when this turned up in the Sandra Boynton calendar …

it seemed like the perfect prompt for a baseball-related post …

The second patch is a reference to the sound old-fashioned klaxon horns make. Whenever we leave Meg’s house, rather than tooting our car horn to say goodbye, we (well okay, I) shout “gah-ooo-gah, we love you” out the car window. Probably equally annoying to the neighbors, but hopefully a memorable enough send off to become a grandchild memory in the vein of “hey, do you remember how Nana used to say goodbye?”