Y'all know that I have an obsession with water droplets. That's one of the reasons why I have enjoyed the unusually large number of storms this spring.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
We had a bunch of friends over after the Strawberry Festival in town. Two of the couples have children old enough to figure out how they want to entertain themselves, and one of the activities of the evening ended up being bug collecting. They came to us and asked for jars (which, thanks to Eric's canning habits, we have in abundance), and they went off in search of creatures to put in the jars. After digging around in the rocks that made up the fire ring, everyone ended up with a worm or a cricket or a beetle. As soon as the hunt was over, the poor buggers were forgotten until it was time to release them before everyone went home. I'm so glad that these kids enjoy playing outside so much, and I love having a yard that they can run around in!
I took this photo after I had been reading Beauty Queens by Libba Bray. It's a teen novel about a plane of beauty pageant contestants that crashes into a deserted island. Only about a dozen of them survive, and they have to figure out how to make things work. It's a hilarious commentary on femininity and the ways that the media tries to influence women into thinking they should be a certain way.
(I'm not really a stereotypically feminine person, so it took me a while to find something in the house that could represent femininity without a ton of effort.)
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
In the storm a couple of weeks ago, the wind cracked one of the trees on the line between our yard and our neighbors' yard. Our neighbor cut it down and cut it up into pieces and left it in our yard for us. Some of the pieces were kind of big, so Eric chopped 'em up.
Sunday, June 12, 2011
This spring, it seems like every other day brings a storm, but I actually like it most of the time. This evening I realized that the railing on our back porch is a fantastic place to capture the rain as it falls. These drops reminded me of fireworks.
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Friday, June 10, 2011
Thursday, June 9, 2011
My parents brought us this piano after storing it for us for about...I dunno...eight years. (They're very kind.) It's nice to finally have it in our house, and it'll be nicer once we get around to getting it tuned!
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
The landlord of the house next door to ours has apparently decided not to mow the lower part of the lawn this summer. I don't mind, since right now it's actually really pretty swaying in the breeze with the evening sun shining on it.
Ask me again in a few weeks if I still like it.
We had a meeting at Sky Lake, and for whatever reason, I was in a sentimental mood while we were driving home. (Maybe it's because we were listening to the new "80s and More" radio station.) As we came around a certain bend on Route 17W, I saw for the millionth time these three radio (?) towers up on the hill. It took me back to every other car ride where I watched those towers as they seemed to move as the vehicle maneuvered through the turn. I watched them as I rode with camp friends, boyfriends, and myself. I used to really dislike driving/riding Route 17, but now it's starting to feel like a friend.
Since much of our relationship was built on time that we spent working at Sky Lake, I thought it was appropriate to visit one of its "sister" camps in the new UMC Conference, Casowasco, on our anniversary. It's quite lovely there.
As part of our anniversary weekend festivities, we went on the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail. It was fantastic to visit some of the farms and taste the cheeses and other treats!
We stopped briefly in Montour Falls to see this falls (called Aunt Sarah's Falls!) and the big falls, too.
(There's my sweet husband.)