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Monday, May 12, 2014

Pretty Perfect Day

Yesterday was pretty perfect.

We had great weather. It go up to the mid-70s with low humidity. Sunny with a light breeze. We washed Mia first thing and then went to the farmers' market in Warwick. We bought a few things there including some potatoes for potato salad, then headed to Penning's for lunch and to buy some herbs. We also got a couple of new Spring flags including one with a lady bug theme for use with the T@B. We picked up some baby back ribs at the Shop Rite in Warwick. 

When we got home, I did a few chores. I planted the herbs, so now we have rosemary and mint leftover from last year, plus: sorrel, cilantro, sage, thyme, chives, oregano, and even a borage plant. Most are freshly planted in soil I dug out of our compost pile. A little water and TLC, and we will be set for summer.

We opened up Lady Bug to let her air out. We are planning our first away-from-home camping trip next weekend. We sat with a glass of wine and chatted for a long time.

I hung the hummingbird feeder because it is Mothers' day. And, we were amazed when a couple of hummers started using it!

We had baby back ribs with potato salad on the deck. There are a few bugs around, but nothing that bites so we were very comfortable.

A Pileated Woodpecker paid us a visit.

Later, we built a fire in the outdoor fire pit and sat by it as we talked. I even saw a couple of bats.

I know it doesn't sound like much, and maybe I've leaving some things out. But, short of a bear siting, it was a pretty perfect day.

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Posted under: 55 Ponderosa PlaceNew Jersey • by Rick on 05/12/2014 at 11:09 AM
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Sunday, May 04, 2014

Cobblestone Streets

Here are some photos taken with the Lytro plenoptic camera. Just click anywhere in the photo to refocus on that point. These show the cobblestone streets of San Miguel de Allende.

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Posted under: Travel • by Rick on 05/04/2014 at 08:42 AM
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