Sunday, November 01, 2009

Persimmon Festival in Afton, VA

We decided the Persimmon Festival at Edible Landscaping was a good excuse to drive down to Charlottesville and enjoy the foliage along the way. It was very cloudy and drizzly all weekend, but the leaves were nice anyway.

It was fun to tour Edible Landscaping after seeing their catalog for years.

We ate lots of persimmons -- and brought home two trees, including a 2-foot-tall version of this gorgeous variety, Tecumseh.

In 15 years it might look like this:

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Monday, August 17, 2009

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Dolly Sods Snapshots

Our annual pilgrimage to the land of blueberries, chantarelles, waterfalls, and other wonderful things.

Friday, July 31, 2009

In & Around Our Pond Lately

We put in a little stream with a waterfall at the top. It has become a huge bird magnet, more than the pond ever was on its own.

The dragonflies seem to be finding us better this summer, too.

This frog we raised from a tadpole but we haven't heard it lately in the pond -- we are worried it has left or been eaten. But for a few weeks there we had a bona fide frog pond.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Takoma 4th

2 kids spontaneously socializing with 2 kid-less adults

Ailyn's first watermelon

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Friday, May 15, 2009

Mushroom Bonanza

In the last week:

Good old oysters

a couple of morels we missed - now way past edibility

Polyporous umbellatus

Some kind of inky cap

Dryad's saddle

Chicken of the woods -- we took home a small fraction of these and they weighed in at 3.5 lbs!