Friday, July 11, 2008

033--The Garden

Since I purchased a copy of "Gardening by the Square Foot," Ron has been working obsessively on transforming our former hopelessly-horizontal garden into a vertical wonderland. It's a sight to behold and definitely a much better use of space. Tomatoes, beans, four kins of squash (summer and winter), sweet potatoes, honeydews, peppers, eggplants, onions, and more are all growing happily. More transformations are sure to come--including a major overhaul in the spring (which he's doubtless spend all winter planning . . . he even mentioned a potential garden diorama!).

032--Great Blue Heron Music Festival

Spent last weekend camping with about thirty old friends, family, friends of friends, new friends and assorted other folks in Sherman, NY, at the Great Blue Heron Music Festival. (Our friends Rick and Jamie brought their four kids, including Trinity, who is seen here with Ron's accordion.)

The camping was great--the same nice, shady, parklike area where we have camped the past couple of years. We set up two canopies in the center of the "community" and put up our many tents all around the perimeter.

Saw some amazing bands (Avett Brothers, Donna the Buffalo, etc.) and really enjoyed watching all of the kids running around and having a great time.