Saturday, 27 June 2020
Saturday, 20 June 2020
Well, it hasn't been all right for a lot of people, but things are looking up. The parks are open and with them the splash pads/jeux d'eau that lots of kids love. The other morning when it already was stifling I came upon a young family playing in the water even though it was before 9 a.m. Lots of fun, but also the sun hit the spray of water at just the right angle to make this lovely rainbow. Enough to make you smile, if not enough to convince you that everything will be all right.
Saturday, 13 June 2020
Another example of weather craziness. Doesn't so far make a difference, but theses days one never knows what is going to happen...
Always thought it was crazy the way some people try to predict the future. Aside from nothing being certain but death and taxes, it's all a crapshoot.
The flowers are pretty though.
Saturday, 6 June 2020
Dandelions are invasive and were introduced into North America a long time ago, possibly for their medicinal properties and possibly, says one source, because they reminded Europeans of their homelands. The greens can be eaten--I cooked up the ones I pulled up last week with some butter and garlic after washing them several times and steaming for five minutes. They were pretty good, but then what isn't with butter and garlic?
But what really is lovely is the display they give in the grass for the short period before they turn into fluff balls of seeds. Just what the doctor ordered to lift the spirits, and to underscore how what we do to nature can have such unexpected results.