Sunday, September 6, 2009

Earthly Delights!

Hmm, well, it has been so long (again) since a post.  This by no means suggests that cosmicity has not been abounding, no, not at all!  In fact, the amount of lovely cosmicity this summer (and beginning of the semster here in Greensboro) has really been astounding - for me anyway.

So I think what I'll do is catch up  Some interim garden shots - we are STILL reaping the benefits of the excellent garden.  The sungold tomatoes are still delicious and have been coming so fast we've had to give them away.  I have to say that if not for Lu this garden would not have survived.  Between trips north and to Amsterdam and to the west coast and DC (to visit Robin and Louise), well, it would have dried up completely without her generous watering.  And there was that time when Lu was away and then she got sick...but now she's better - yay!  But I had to do most of the eating during those times (lucky me!).  But I needed help. 

Aside from the sungolds we had some lovely sweet grape tomatoes from the generous Beth Filar-Williams and her Joe - they gave us a couple of starts and they are both still producing yummy little red treats.  Also, I have learned that zucchini in the weekly stir-fry is a wonderful thing and zucchini bread is delicious.  A little squash, a couple of peppers (actually getting more now and hoping they done get "overdone").  A little okra (Lu's fav) and some catnip (Calvin's choice) too.  Some funky broccoli, delicious herbs - especially basil - contemplating making pesto this lovely long weekend...we'll see.  And the big tomatoes too!  Seems a bounty to me!  Next year?  Cucumbers for sure!

So, here are some choice garden shots from over the summer.  Then I'm going to do a Nora grad post (both MD and NH) and then an Amsterdam post and then a west coast post (hey, that rhymes!).  Ambitious, I know (we'll see how far I get...maybe by xmas - ha ha!).  Then I'll be up to now and might post about the photo show that is up now with photos by Mark Stewart (a library colleague who works at Jackson Library) and me.  Tee hee! 

Random garden shots:

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Garden shots



I haven't posted in a long time...over two months, actually. They've been busy months - finishing up the semester, presenting at three conferences (and working local arrangements at one of them...bad idea to to both!). Two on sustainability in libraries with my colleagues Mike Crumpton and Beth Filar-Williams and one on my other current obsession, composer Louise Talma. And the last two weekends I've travelled to Maryland and New England to celebrate the wonderful graduation of Eleanor Ruth LeBosquet Stedman (AKA Nora) from Sandy Spring Friends School. Congratulations, Nora!!

At the same time as all of this, thanks to the excellent Lulu Curry (my friend and quasi Irish landlady) - we have started a garden together! Very exciting because I've never really had one before and also cool because when I keep going away, she is there to water it (and vise versa). We have harvested three sungold tomatoes so far and are they yummy!

I thought I'd show some history of the garden photos...from the beginning... so here they are - some with descriptions/ need! Enjoy!

American Classic with a Greensboro twist!

This is the side garden right in front of my house...more sun there...

And then the starts! So cute:

Soon to be planted in the soil...they were so patient!

Ground prepped

From inside my house...

We have the broccoli/pepper quadrant (SE corner), the squash/zucchini quadrant (SW), the herb quadrant (NE) and the tomato(four kinds)/okra quadrant (NW).

More photos later...sweet (and tasty) dreams!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

What is more cosmic than Spring?!

The delight of spring, the positive energy, the beauty of nature...wanted to share some photos of spring flowers - enjoy! Springtime in North Carolina...yum! Happy Spring, everyone!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Sea foam on a windy beach at night in Pine Knoll Shores, NC (AKA: What I did for Earth Hour):
I think it's cool how the humidity shows up in some of the was in between rain showers.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Because Nora is today...right this moment in...London (! ) - (school trip) - I thought I'd post some random photos from my trip there (2 years ago in June) after my Paris research trip (on Louise Talma - another post or 5 there...). Synchronicity is a kind of cosmicity. Enjoy!

You know you're not in the US when...

Yes, I HAD to go to...

Cool graffiti there...

THE crosswalk...
Kitsch store at the underground station (St. John's Wood):

And now for something completely different...the Tate Modern...

View of the Thames from the cafe on top of the Tate Modern:

Delicious cappucino...*loved* the design!

Woman communing with herself at the Tate Modern...

I think this might qualify as a Zen koan...

This one just made me laugh...

I treated myself to a show in London, my first! It was wicked good!

Happy trip back, Norita! See you soon!