Thursday, May 31, 2007

Yipeeeeee Skippy and TADA!

The lower pond ~

Moving AGAIN… the MEGA Rock
Again the Lilacs
The trickle from the upper pond into the lower begins

Once in a BLUE MOON

This Thursday evening, May 31st, the moon over North America will become full for the second time in the month of May. According to folklore, that makes it a BLUE MOON. But will it really be blue? Believe it or not, blue-colored moons are possible. You can see the bright pair with the naked eye, or for a real treat, scan them with a backyard telescope. The moons of Jupiter, lunar mountains and craters, and the Great Red Spot are surprisingly easy to see. The song Blue Moon was written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart in 1934. It was even a rock and roll hit for the Marcels in the 60s.

Pond evolution continues

The falls begin…
Linda’s Iris adorns the area
Upper pond under waterfall from Filter
Adding pea gravel for BOG plants
Biological Filter
It’s all about Lilacs ~
Through the Lilacs

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Back from a Whirl Wind Tour

No more to be said than the Wedding in Richmond that we went to was lovely and more delightful than that was seeing our daughters and our son – in – law. [I just love DC] ~ Besides not having to cook, clean, mow, weed eat etc for almost a week was Heavenly. The shopping and restaurants were yummy, delicious and tastefully executed. The company was the best as always! The newly weds soon to be home is sooooooooooooooo adorable! Almost a year ago our daughters took me to Jaleo’s, this time my Sweetie had a chance to try the cuisine, and he liked it. Jaleo offers bite-sized appetizers, which makes sharing the thing to do. The Duck leg confit nectarine sauce is still a fav of mine. They were out of another favorite, grilled quail with honey alioli and rosemary sauce. We did seconds on the sautéed spinach, pine nuts, raisins and apples. Some New places: The Uptown Theater and the Seminary. A Perfect place to see Pirates of the Caribbean 3 This theater opened in 1933, the Uptown is the last movie palace in Washington, DC still showing first run films and was the location of the world premiere of '2001: A Space Odyssey' in April, 1968. We had a driving tour of the Seminary and on another trip we will certainely do the Walking Tour of Forest Glen Seminary.The Seminary was an early 20th century school that features a unique collection of architecture from around the world (including an Italian Villa, a Japanese Pagoda, a Dutch windmill, etc). Of course I had to go see Eastern Market, knowing full well that it is not functioning as it had before the fire. It was like visiting an old friend. A big problem at the market right now is that most people in the DC area think that the market burned to the ground! And that they are not open! Au contraire! The building itself is fine, the structure very much in tact. They have started to re-build the roof and have broken ground on a new temporary structure for the food vendors who lost their businesses inside the South Hall. The market is open every weekend and thriving! Back to Reality??? ~ OH shucky darn, but as always Good to be Home! Before I get back to sharing the advancement of Sarah’s Pond, there are some pictures just ‘Cause!

Friday, May 25, 2007

More important than

~~ the thirtieth anniversary of Star Wars
is that in Our Galaxy not so far away and not the same year that Star Wars was released, a wonderful person came into our lives ~~~ Happy Birthday Sarah

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

subterranean aquifer

I sit in unreserved amazement ~ What we tried so hard to do for over fifteen years is now almost completed. I just sit and look and I am enthralled with what I see. The Pond Odyssey continues. WE for sure have a subterranean aquifer…I so remember the time I found my Sweetie reading to our first born, as she was getting ready for bed from TIME Magazine about this very subject. Several days later we took her to another part of the “Farm” and showed the one we have out in the Meadow almost 27 years ago… Heyya READING to your kids is IMPORTANT no matter the book or newspaper or magazine! Sarah’s Pond sits on yet another~