"In the central portion of the great North American Continent there lies an arid and repulsive desert, which for many a long year served as a barrier against the advance of civilization. From the Sierra Nevada to Nebraska, and from the Yellowstone River in the north to the Colorado upon the south, is a region of desolation and silence." - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, A Study in Scarlet

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Dilly Dilly!

One of three Eastern Black Swallowtail caterpillars feasting on our garden's self-seeding dill:


Monday, June 29, 2020

Small Green Visitors

A painted turtle made its way across the lawn, and occasionally got stuck in the garage:


Later, a white-lined sphinx caterpillar explored the driveway:

Monday, April 13, 2020

Easter Greetings!

We can always hope for a White Easter, and this year did not disappoint (except in quantity).


Also, our attempt at German Easter Sweet Bread was a photogenic and gastronomic success:


Bread in progress: