Friday, June 30, 2017

Marshall Main St lit up with the golden sunrise on my way to work.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Rosie Lee in a playful mood after a big dinner. Funny how food always makes you feel happy!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

A blurred photo that I can't go back and retake because the subject no longer exists! I was excited to find Australian lamb cutlets which tasted just like English lamb. American lamb is horrendous. Served with green beans, sweet potatoes, mushrooms and tomatoes with sour cream, garlic and lots of rosemary, this plate was soon cleaned. And I have enough for dinner tomorrow night. Hoorah!!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Monday, June 26, 2017

Picked from the trees yesterday, my peaches bask in the afternoon sun, separated from each other so they don't bruise. I have a few days of peachy bliss ahead of me.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

I picked blueberries for the first time today. They didn't all make it home:)

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Joining in again with the wonderful Polish people, this time for Wianki, The Festival of Wreaths, down in DC by The Reflecting Pool.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Amissville Carnival. I dropped by since it's close and for a small village, it was hopping.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

My view from the floor, where I'm resting my poor back which Dr Carl manipulated rather heavily. Only soreness now, and that will be fine tomorrow. Kota did show a little empathy even if it was just for a second. 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The lillies by the barn are stunning, blooming in full glory, but mine by the patio are still in bud. Guess I'll have to wait a little longer for those.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Dawn at Manassas Battlefields where big shadows come from little trees.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Snapped this chap on his web outside the back door on my IPhone after the rain. 

Sunday, June 18, 2017

A fabulous evening watching America perform again. I love this band, one of my top favorites.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

It must have been Bianchi Day today on our bike ride. I parked my vintage bike next to a newer model at a coffee shop in Herndon and then later stopped to chat to another proud older Bianchi owner. They certainly stand out!

Friday, June 16, 2017

"You lookin' at me?". One of the chickens  who contributed to my dozen eggs that I picked up from the farm today.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

At a packed Lincoln Theater, waiting for Eddie Izzard to appear.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

I love my little secluded patio. Heaven to sit out on and enjoy the peace. Even while writing this I can hear the deers in the trees behind me.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

I stopped on the way home from work to photograph a beautiful patch of wild flowers in Middleburg.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Watching Pat negotiate his drone through an abandoned building in Baltimore.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

After our bike ride we stopped for beers and lunch. I thought a Humminhbird Tomato Salad sounded refreshing but was a little disappointed to revive this, a plate with chopped tomatoes on one side and ricotta cheese smeared on the other. It was OK.

Friday, June 9, 2017

My portable gas grill finally arrived and of course Kota immediately took residence in the box. Which also had a nice polystyrene base, encouraging a longer stay than normal.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

So to encourage less sitting and more movement I traded in my 30 year old wooden desk for a new glass topped version, one that can alter it's height at the press of a button. Hopefully I'll stand more than sit at my work in future.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

I was happy to see these two youngsters as I came up the hill this evening. I saw them frequently with Mom earlier this year. It looks like they're on their own now but they look healthy. Glad to see they stay on the hill and away from the roads.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

My new grill has finally arrived, but why is there always 'some assembly required'? Grrr!

Monday, June 5, 2017

This beautiful lavender outside my front door is growing it's best since I've been here. I'm hoping it's a good omen for my other plants, flowering and veggies.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Making soup for work lunches with local grown chinese cabbage, shredded sweet potato, carrots and beans. The chicken broth came from Marshall's organic Gentle Harvest store. It smells amazing.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Friday, June 2, 2017

How horrendously tacky. I actually felt sorry for the plants.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

So happy, everything in my little plot that was planted is growing! All my seeds are sprouting. Beetroot, onions, peas, beans, squash, cucumber and potatoes. I haven't noticed the dill seeds growing around the outside of the fence yet but they were old so I'll get some new ones.