Thursday, December 29, 2011


I love word games and nothing more so than Scrabble with a face to face partner.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011


Hanukkah comes for 8 days and this year Christmas landed right in the middle.

Monday, December 26, 2011

On the Farm

Christmas breakfast on the farm, a little relaxing and then off to the next place.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Motorcycle Photog Shadow Shot...Self Portrait

Just going through some pictures of motorcycle rides from the past and found this rather interesting self portrait.  Light and Shadow

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Canal Walk

My friend Jess likes long walks with her dog, Lucy, and I like to go.  This is part of the Washington Crossing State Park and Pennsylvania Canal that is located behind the Thompson Neely House.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Smart Phone Photo Contest

I'm almost ready with my entry for the smart phone photo contest.  I have narrowed it down to 4 pictures I took last year in NYC with my Blackberry.  I have to get it down to three.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Maitake Mushrooms

I had a visit with my handsome nephew who brought a gift.  MAITAKE MUSHROOM.  I had never seen nor heard of it.  It came with a recipe so I made it and ate it and with just a little Nancy add on of Soy Sauce it was pretty good.  Looked kinda wierd but tasted just fine.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Mocha Madness

Over the years I have become the holiday dessert maker and this year the request was made for the Mocha Cheesecake.  It is delicious and comes from the 1989 Hershey's Fabulous Desserts, one of those little impulse paper books you get near the register of your local grocery store.  I looked for the recipe here but couldnt find it.  You might find someting else, like another favorite of mine Hersheys Double Chocolate Mint Cookies.  Happy baking and Happy Thanksgiving.

Monday, November 21, 2011

So Much to Learn at the Preserve

It seems to me that the BHWFP is a wonderful place to be at any time of the year.  However, it is hard to identify all that is there.  Im going out on a limb here and taking some educated guesses.  Surely that first pic is a Maple and Im going with Sugar Maple.  American Holly in the background and Im going way out on a limb (hahahah) and saying that is MountainWinterberry in the forground.  I have no recollection of what that bark is but I can tell you the tree has been killed by a woodpecker who has pecked holes going around and around and around the trunk making a fantastic pattern.  TREE FUNGI.  That bridge is just wonderful and stoney and oh so easy to identify: BRIDGE.  The Sycamores are stunning.  I thought that  fine cluster of keys might be an American Hornbeam but the more I look at it the more I have no idea.  How am I ever going to learn all the trees?

Saturday, November 12, 2011

9/11 Memorial and Occupy Wall Street

Another day in NYC.  I have been wanting to get down to ground zero, for a while now.  Gave it a good try a few weeks ago, only to learn you needed tickets. So I got a ticket and went down.  It really is awesome to watch the progress there.  There is still much to be done. 

After walking around the Memorial site we headed up to Zuccotti Park to check out Occupy Wall Street.  Steven Stills and David Crosby were there and the police where everywhere.