Sunday, July 29, 2007

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Thanks, Martha!

A nifty tip from Ms. Stewart that doesn't involve first growing trees to make your own paper:

de-pollenize your lilies to prevent allergy attacks and stained tablecloths!

It takes point-oh-one seconds to gently swipe off the little bulbs of pollen on the ends of the lily stamens with a pinch of your fingers. Volia!

So easy. (Now, is there any way to make the daylilies last longer...?)

Sunday, July 22, 2007

The Rather Quite Free Three

More than a year has past now since the Terrible Trio launched their first assault on the pristine waters of Lake Lapidus, and the quiet Bellmore community dares to breathe a sigh of relief...
despite the fact that the fugitives remain at large, their declared intention to return to the scene an (as yet) unfulfilled threat.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Well, There You Go!

That's how you compete with those 99-cent stores, isn't it? Find your niche.

Those Amazing Ospreys

On a boat ride out to the Huntington Harbor Lighthouse, the guide pointed out this osprey nest in the channel. Needless to say, I was pretty impressed with the metalworking capabilities of the birds.