Tuesday, June 08, 2010
rose water which adds rose flavor to a variety of dishes and cocktails. Many times I just add the fresh rose petals to compotes and jellies as they cook down to nothing and add just the slightest hint of rose scent. This time of year when the Roses and Rhubarb are the first fruits of the season I like to blend them together in tarts and muffins.
Wednesday, June 02, 2010
I was washing dishes a couple of weeks ago with all the kitchen windows open. I kept hearing this fluttering sound and was wondering what the dogs might be up to. It was a super hot day and every time I looked out the window they were just laying there in the cool spot in the flower bed on the side of the house. I kept hearing the fluttering and then all of a sudden I panicked. I thought one of them had caught a bird. I ran to the back door to see what exactly was going on when I saw a Robin fly in and land on Brody's side. She picked and pulled and filled her beak with his soft and downy white fur until he lifted his head and made a half-hearted attempt to snap at her. All I could think is those baby birds are going to have one very soft nest.
We have been watching another nest of Robins on the loading dock at work the last couple of weeks. They chose to make their nest in a very unfortunate place above the dumpster. Luckily there have been many eyes keeping watch over those babies the last few days as they have made their way from the nest. As we suspected the one in the photo above landed in the dumpster today and two co-workers jumped in to save him before the big truck showed up to empty the dumpsters.
Monday, May 17, 2010
Sorry sir, did not mean to wake you!
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Thursday, May 06, 2010
Sunday, May 02, 2010
Friday, April 30, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
this article in the News Miner.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
This weekend I went on a walk with a couple of friends to Smith Lake on the University trail system. It was unseasonably warm, an absolutely beautiful day to be out. As we walked along the edge of the lake we noticed that the area around the lily pads was melting at a much faster rate than the rest of the lake, leaving them exposed to the surface. I am wondering if this is one of those unique adaptations that only occurs in Alaska lily pads. It was really cool looking, but I have no idea what causes these areas to melt so much faster. Is it just light, or is there more to it? Any of you smarty pants out there know the answer?
Thursday, April 08, 2010
Tuesday, April 06, 2010
Monday, April 05, 2010
Yesterday we took a walk over Twin Bears...It was a glorius spring day. Much different than our Easter Walk last year.
Arrluk has quickly learned to drink from the Camelback.
Brody is looking lovingly at David. (Did I mention David is eating cheese?)
The view was spectacular from the top.