“The great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

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: New Jersey • by Rick on 05/12/2014 at 11:09 AM
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Saturday, July 02, 2011

Pretty, Perfect Day

Today was a great day! This morning I washed Mia to prepare for a drive. We decided to go over to Mohawk Lake at Sparta and have a slice of pizza from a great Italian place there. It was a beautiful drive with the top down. Not too hot, but sunny.

We had our slice of perfect pizza, and took a few photos at the boardwalk there.



Then, we took a long drive home through Vernon and Warwick. Once home, we swam for a while, then fired up the BBQ for baby back ribs. Lynne made her world famous (just ask Dan Ferguson) baked beans. And, some coleslaw. And, I slow cooked the ribs using my secret cooking process. Yum!


After it got a bit dark we dipped in the pool some more, listened to “Bossa and Stones”, watched the bats feed over the pool, had (another) glass of wine and ... it was perfect!

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Posted under: New JerseyStuff You Gotta Know! • by Rick on 07/02/2011 at 08:04 PM
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