Thursday, December 31, 2009


Leftover beef from Christmas, more beef, and lots of other good things!
We are staying in tonight.
Happy New Year!

Monday, December 28, 2009

A Little Snow this Morning

Winter has just started - we haven't had much snow - yet.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Friday, December 25, 2009


Here's the dining room table getting ready to groan -
Full table:

Not long after it wasn't the table that was groaning!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Eve -


Late afternoon visitor to the bird feeder -

Holiday Preparation - Horseradish

To get ready for tomorrow's feast with standing rib roast as the main attraction I needed to prepare some famous (?) Ledge Lane Horseradish, so I went to the garden and began the process - it took less than one hour - the first picture was taken at 1:43 P.M. the last one with the final product in the jar at 2:33 P.M.

First - find the plants in the garden-

Next, dig up some roots -

Cut off the unneeded parts.
Clean them


Cut into pieces:

Grind with salt water in blender:

Put in jar:

Tomorrow we will mix it with mayonnaise to make horseradish sauce.

December 23 - Thirty seven Years!!

December 23 was our 37th wedding anniversary - I know of a couple people who check this blog now and then were there! Here are a couple of pictures from this year before we went out to eat:


(I still have the necktie!)

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Thursday, December 17, 2009

We were away...

We visited Ryan in Hoboken. Here you can see a shot from just outside his apartment building and then below a movie from there.


More pictures to come.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Friday, December 4, 2009


We've been putting up our Christmas decorations bit by bit. Today I did the village. Each year I try to add something new - not too much space left. This year I added the kids with the big snowball at the right side.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009

Here's our bacon wrapped turkey - just a small one - only 12 pounds. It was very good!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Jane's Birthday!

Yesterday was Jane's birthday. The highlight was dinner at the Ocean Club at Easton - excellent meal topped off with a great complimentary cheesecake!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Red leaves - some hang on!

Here's the tree across the street - ablaze as it stands out in the shade!!

Though we've had a couple of frosts - many trees still have a lot of leaves. We still see many beautiful trees as we drive around. Our sunset maple is now bare but the shagbark is nice and the sun through the Japanese Maple was striking today.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Monday, November 2, 2009

Color Still Here!

The red maple is still amazing us - but its leaves are falling and it won't last much longer.

The Red Sunset Maple isn't the only tree vying for our attention this year - the Shagbark Maple adds some red, also:

Saturday, October 31, 2009


Last year on All Hallows' Eve - Ryan and I explored this graveyard.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Trick or treat!

We decorated for Hallowe'en....complete with fake spider web:

But a real spider thought it would be a good place for its web!!

Can't stop taking pictures of this tree!!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009

Friday, October 23, 2009

Red Maple this year...

We had a cold spell a week or so ago and I think the color was affected but it is still a good contrast in the back. The last two days were beautiful Indian summer; today some rain. No real cold expected for a while.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Colors are changing...

It's been a while since I changed things here, so here a photo from this damp morning.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Remember that tomato plant??

Well, here it is today!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

New Wall Hanging

Last Saturday we went to the Shekinah Festival and in their auction won this Berber wall hanging woven near the town of Azrou in the Middle Atlas mountains of Morocco.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Up North

Here's the sun trying to hide - didn't want to be seen in that "State Up North" I found it when we visited Petoskey last month. I have't done much with the photos from the trip - I'll try to get some posted before long.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Season Opener!!

Ohio State and Navy have met three times previously in football matchups. The Buckeyes were 27-0 winners at Navy in 1930, and Ohio State won 20-0 in Columbus the following season. The teams last met in 1981, with Ohio State posting a 31-28 win in the Liberty Bowl.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

New Pergola

This past week we upgraded our deck arrangement by replacing the gazebo, table and chairs.