31 May 2008
seen this afternoon on an iced coffee run when i opted to go inside mcd's because the drive thru line was miles long. it's ronald mcdonald, in the flesh. and red wig and makeup and floppy shoes. [shudder]. no wonder so many people were driving up instead of going in.
29 May 2008
passing under this chandelier and walking out the door late this afternoon signified the end of a big project, the last of several this spring. it's been a very long, very busy month of may. i'm looking forward to a quiet and unhurried last two days before june sets in and busy begins all over again.
27 May 2008
26 May 2008
23 May 2008
citizens of new england, rise up! for the second time in a dozen years, nabisco has ceased production of these simple crackers. eaten alone and unadorned, pilot crackers taste like their original name implies - like hardtack, a bland flat bread first made in the late 1700s for sailors to take for months at sea. but crumble one of these crunchy rectangles into clam chowder or butter it and eat it alongside a bowl of chowder and pilot crackers take on a whole new flavor and consistency. it's practically a new england staple and a must for chowder lovers like me. the last time these crackers were taken from us, there was a grassroots movement to bring them back. at that time, nabisco got hundreds of letters. and that was before the internet, before email, and before blogs. so let your voice be heard. desperate times call for deperate measures, people.
20 May 2008
nope, it's water from my new britta water filter. and it tastes surprisingly good even without adding any of the lemony powdery sweet stuff. this may just be the answer to my pollution problem. so here's to those from the comments section who mentioned filtering water. it works! cheers!
18 May 2008
16 May 2008
13 May 2008
10 May 2008
the last time i saw a sign like this at a gas station, it read 36¢ a gallon. to see prices like this on a sign that retro feels wrong on so many levels. btw, this place even had a red pegasus weathervane on top of a cupola. and it even turned with the wind.
09 May 2008
it was good to get into the woods again after a winter of deep snow. i went out this evening looking for trillium and lady slippers but found none. with nothing camera-worthy on the forest floor, i decided to look up and was captivated by the designs of all that's in bud and bloom and leaf.
06 May 2008
05 May 2008
aka trailing arbutus or ground laurel. you know, the plants that april showers bring. small and pinkish white, these flowers hide beneath broad, hairy leaves and have the most amazing scent. mayflowers seem late this year, blooming alongside wild oats which are right on schedule. maybe it's just spring racing to catch up with itself.