Friday, June 8, 2012
A Walk in the Park; Birthday Boy Burritos
I had to drop off a book at the library last Sunday so BW and I took the dogs for a walk near our old digs at Dragonfly Cottage, and stopped to check out what was blooming in one of my two favorite spots in Sheridan, the Dorothy King Reflective Garden in Whitney Commons.
What a pity it wasn't "P" week at ABC Wednesday - I'd be Passionately Psyched to Participate with these Photos of Pretty Pink Peonies! :-)
A bumble bee enjoys some Catmint
Then we walked along the creek on a portion of the walking path we always called "The Apple Orchard Trail," since there's a little collection of apple trees along it which is very popular with the local deer...
Josie suddenly decided it was break time and plopped down
right there in the grass at the sidewalk's edge.
There's absolutely no budging her when she declares "Break!"
She's like an anchor suddenly tossed over the side of a sailboat.
So all of us decided since we couldn't possibly beat her,
we'd happily join her. :-)
(my critter family, front to back: Tessa, Josie, BW, Willow) :-)
Wednesday was BW's birthday and he had the day off. It was a hectic day, as they all are lately, but we did make time to go out to lunch to celebrate. He chose Oliva's Kitchen, a local Mexican restaurant with some vegan options, where we dined al fresco and enjoyed delicious vegan versions of their Vegetarian Burritos (made vegan by simply saying, "No cheese, please!") with their house Margaritas on the rocks...
El Patio at Olivia's
(Speaking of which, our patio's been poured at the new house,
but that's the only development lately worth mentioning!)
The birthday boy toasts his special day, yummy lunch
and new shirt purchased for 50¢ at a yard sale last Saturday!
Our veggie burrito (with dollops of hot sauce),
homemade guacamole and pico de gallo.
Stuffed with refried beans, Spanish rice, onions, carrots, broccoli,
red and green bell peppers, summer squash and mushrooms.
Here's a tantalizing closer look. Yummmmm!!
Enjoy your weekend, everyone!
- INFERNO ~ Dan Brown
- MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD & EVIL ~ John Berendt
- MY NOTORIOUS LIFE: A NOVEL ~ Kate Manning
- ONE SUMMER: AMERICA, 1927 ~ Bill Bryson
- QUIET: THE POWER OF INTROVERTS IN A WORLD THAT CAN'T STOP TALKING ~ Susan Cain
- THE BEAUTIFUL CIGAR GIRL ~ Daniel Stashower
- THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY ~ Erik Larson
- THE SHADOWS, KITH AND KIN ~ Joe R. Lansdale
- THE TIPPING POINT ~ Malcolm Gladwell
There is still strong in our society the belief
that animals and the natural world have value
only insofar as they can be converted into revenue.
That nature is a commodity.
And that the American dream is one of unlimited consumption.
There are many of us, on the other hand,
who believe that animals and the natural world
have value by virtue of being alive.
That Nature is a community to which we belong
and to which we owe our lives.
And that the deeper American dream is one of unlimited compassion.
~John Robbins, "The Food Revolution"