Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Enormous Pink Houses for You and Me.....

with apologies to John Cougar (sorry, I'm not buying into that whole Mellencamp thing)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Funny as a Tux

I told Krissy I wanted to wear this for the wedding.  She did not seem to be fazed in the slightest.  The woman knows me a little too well.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Nittany Lines

We took a visit to this place over the weekend.  The primary purpose was to pick up Maddie from a week at band camp,  it was also a chance to finally get Alex started at looking at colleges.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Helter Shelter

In July, Krissy and I spent a weekend with her family on Shelter Island on the Eastern End of Long Island.

Aside from the whole dog dying thing, it was  a pretty nice weekend...........

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Man Eyes

Sung to the tune of Betty Davis eyes.....

You know there used to be a time where if I couldn't find something, I would just go oh well, head to the store, and buy another and then when I found it I would have two.

Now I just hear Krissy silently singing "Man Eyes" under her breath.

Sometimes not so silently.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Black Walnuts

Black Walnuts have defined much of my gardening efforts over the last few years.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Farewell Noblest Dog in All of France

Just a few weeks ago, I did a short post on one of the most important people in my life.

This gal here.

Genny is short for Genevieve,  the dog from the Madeline books.  My daughter is Madeleine...

You get the picture.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Pic of the Day (Now Relly...)

Seen on a walk around the lake last night.

I guess they "relesed" the "A"

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Garden Groupie

I picked these up at the garden this morning.

There are a bunch of peppers, cucumbers and a big honking zuchini....

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Hew a few yew?....... or would you eschew?

The Yew is a funny plant.

Its rapid growth makes it excellent for formal hedges and topiaries and it is also popular as a fast growing shrub for putting into landscapes.

It is also a serious pain in the butt.

The reason is simple,  Most landscapes treat a yew like a shrub.  it is in fact a tree.

Here's an example.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

The Bee Joke

Vintage White Owl Wood Cigar Box

Before we begin here is the bee joke.....

Morris and a woman are standing side by side waiting for a bus when they get to talking.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Mora tries everyflavor beans

Krissy recently went to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando Florida and returned with Bertie Botts everyflavor beans.  Mora decided to try some of the more unusual ones.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Why kids arent like model airplanes


Maddie has been a bit of a challenge for me.

For those of you who don't know Maddie she is my middle daughter.  She is 14 going on 40.  She is sweet and smart and loving but she is also strong willed and a pain in the neck particularly when she  doesn't get what she wants.

And she wants a lot.