Home Grown

September 25, 2016

It might technically be Fall, but it still feels like Summer. And, Summer’s bounty is keeping things green by the armload and basketful thanks to generous friends and neighbors. Until the leaves start to turn and the temps start to drop I’ll be good to go.

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A tangle of Limelight hydrangea and hops thinned from a friends garden and casually dropped into a simple glass vessel makes a simplequietmodern statement that will last for weeks.

Another surprise package of homegrown heirlooms included these green zebra tomatoes…a welcome addition to a panzanella or caprese.

Taking advantage of the limited availability of Romanesco it was hard to pass up those locally grown.

I planted artichokes in containers this Summer for the color and texture of the foliage alone. Until the first buds appeared I had completely forgotten about the added bonus.

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What do you get…

September 16, 2016

when you take a soft-spoken twelve-year-old and add a ukulele and a pocket full of original homegrown lyrics? You get Grace VanderWaal…the winner of America’s Got Talent. From her “golden buzzer” audition right through to the exciting photo finish she wowed each week with her talent, her charm and her originality. Congratulations, Grace! America voted and America got it right.

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If you’d like to experience the audition that started it all…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNxO9MpQ2vA

 

Near Perfect

September 11, 2016

The day started simple enough…crisp and bright with clear skies that seemed bluer than blue. Then, the unthinkable. I remember it all as clearly as if it were yesterday. Fifteen years later and the horrifying images burned into my memory still bring me to tears. Let us honor all of those in New York, in Shanksville and at the Pentagon on that day with a moment of silence, a prayer, a promise to never forget.

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1970 photo by Andrea Di Castro from http://www.stardustmoderndesign.com/2012/11/new-york-city.html#!/2012/11/new-york-city.html  flag photo:gp