Garden Snapshot 7.28.14

The eyes on this bee remind me of an alien, sort of.

There is a drama of birdly proportions going on in my front yard.  The crows are strutting around in the grass, searching for whatever it is they like to eat, some of them panting open-beaked already from the heat even though it is [...]

A Story About a Goose & Also A Blueberry Sauce

I have a recipe for a raw blueberry sauce to tell you about (so simple & fresh; similar to this) but first I have to tell you about a goose, since it’s because of the goose that we became the lucky recipients of a gallon(!) of freshly-picked blueberries.

One of our friends lives in Lake Waccamaw.  [...]

Shit My Guy Says: In Which he Explains the Differences Between the Big Box Stores

My Guy: The next time you go to Sam’s could you get me some Goop [hand cleaner/degreaser]?

Me: Yeah. They don’t have it at Costco?

My Guy: No.

Me: I wonder why not?

My Guy: Because people who shop at Costco don’t work on their own cars. They pay people to do it for them.

What We Have

I am watching a tropical storm out the window as I write this (or, tropical storm-ish: the outer bands of Hurricane Arthur).  The trees heave and yaw, their leaves peel back to reveal silvered underbellies.  The wind comes in heavy gusts, but sometimes not at all; likewise the rain: sometimes it falls in sheets, sometimes [...]