This Week

crimson clover

The crimson clover is blooming and I can't stop singing, "Crimson and clover, over and over".

We have two synchronized swimmers in the family and nightly practice.

I read Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and what a read it was.

Amy recommended this post and I think I might finally go manual.

I'm contemplating a home without wi-fi.

I can't tell the difference between allergies and a cold, but I've got one or the other.

I made carrot seed tape and now swear by it.

Mangoes were 39 cents a piece at the grocery store (do you know how much I love mangoes?).

Avery learned to multiply two double digit numbers and Aidan learned to subtract them.

That's all the random sentences my Sudafed-brain can write.

See you next week (unless Pride and Prejudice and Zombies comes in at the library, in which case I might be too busy reading).


  1. ooh, my co-teacher planted crimson clover as a winter cover crop at school and it is blooming so beautifully!! i do love it so.

    mangoes...the checkout gal told me a new-to-me way that i have yet to try. you take a RIPE (this part is key) mango and put it in the freezer. when frozen, the skin is supposed to peel right off and you can eat the frozen delight with a spoon....like sorbet she says! have you tried this?!

  2. AnonymousMay 06, 2010

    love the mango in the freezer idea. We do not have wi-fi. I don't want it. Our computer is in the kitchen so I can be ever present on what my kids are doing on it. Plus, sitting on the couch with a computer on my lap may mean I would never get up. We use a very small wooden chair at the computer so that sitting on it for long periods of time is purposely uncomfortable!! Hope you feel better soon. Happy Reading.

  3. i am super impressed by the multiplying and the price of mangos.

  4. I think I wrote some very similar words about crimson clover last spring. I love it so much. We couldn't garden last year though, so there is no singing this spring.
    I've been shooting in manual for about a year now I think. Once I got started it didn't take long for things to start falling into place. I like the book Understanding Exposure and followed his instructions for taking my first manual photos.
    And finally, since I am writing a strangely long comment, we lost a chick today, and had one die mid-hatch. Really sad.

  5. carrot seed tape... what a great idea! i bought some tiny carrot seeds, but fear failure with growing them. this will help me get over it!

    are you the other synchronized swimmer? i was thinking of doing it myself, but am not sure the next 5 weeks and an ever expanding belly will cooperate with that plan. perhaps i'll join later in the summer?

  6. thirty-nine cent mangos is a dream here (they are still about $2.00 so they are a big treat for me). I need to check out that link--I've wanted to go manual but it is intimidating!!! Have a great weekend!

  7. Good list even if you do have sudafed-head! Hope you feel better soon :D

  8. You take stunning photos for someone who isn't using manual! But yes, I went manual in Jan. & there's no going back!

    love the carrot seed tape idea...love!

  9. Looks like a great week! And what great ideas:)

    I've seen that book and thought about reading it. I might need to check it out!

  10. mmmmmangoes....

    What do you mean by no wi-fi? Ours runs out in June and I've been thinking on it a lot myself. Do you mean no wi-fi or no internet connection at all? Send word. I hope you are feeling better...


  11. AnonymousMay 07, 2010

    Funny...I acquired a BA in film photography almost a decade ago, and when I started my online shop I finally had to make the switch to digital...suddenly I was terrified of manual settings and I have no idea why! I just started using them again and yes, my fear was totally irrational. Now I just need a decent lens...

    I'm also really looking forward to being wifi free when we move...although, we might be everything free for a while which is a whole other kind of adventure.

    Also also, if it weren't 11pm, I'd be running out for mangoes. Somehow, just reading the word (and the comment about freezing it and eating it with a spoon!) has me salivating. Enjoy!

  12. AnonymousMay 08, 2010

    love the clover! we have wi-fi but i don't use it, just my oldest, she is the only one with a laptop. i have heard about those books, i think on npr. i need to go see what carrot seed tape is now. happy mothers day!

  13. Just found your blog. Love your photography!

  14. AnonymousMay 09, 2010

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  15. Now you've got me thinking of mangoes! I have a recipe for mango salsa I have always wanted to try...think I'll give it a whirl! I love your photo of the crimson clover. I don't believe I have ever seen it growing around these parts (SW PA) however we do have a beautiful purple colored clover! By the way, I love your random thoughts, reminds me of how I write in my journal.

  16. 1. you got that song in my head now, and I'm mad at you for that.
    2. wi-fi- free? If not, then what? Please tell more
    3.carrot seed tape is my new favorite thing in the whole wide world, so thank you. I'm not even mad anymore.

  17. Feel better soon! At least you are in mango heaven.

  18. I am too curious about the Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. I saw this the other day and paused. I've heard good things about Pride and Prejudice with Zombies. I love the original and think the twist would be fun. Thanks for the review.

  19. such a pretty photo. hope you feel better soon!

  20. Mangoes @ 39 cents. Oh my, they are almost $2.00 here in Lakeland,FL, USA. Be still my heart.

    A fruit salad, bananas, peaches, kiwi, mango, small diced apples, mandrian oranges, walnuts, and sour cream, small or large carton of vanilla yogurt depending on size of salad, a TBS or two of mayo and dashes of orange juice to taste. Amounts of sour cream depends on amount of fruit, you would begin with about 1/2 cup. Be sure to add a bitty bit of lemon juice and toss apples and banana's before adding to salad. Of course...add any fruits you like, I leave out blueberries as they turn the salad blue. I alternate fruits. Chill & serve.

    Hope you try, hope you like. It is one of my favorites.


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