Saturday, August 28, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
My co-worker and friend, Barry, and I have been working hard to improve our diets and increase our vegetable intake. Through a few conversations we came up with each of us bringing in a creative, tasty version of them. During all of the deliberation we were disscussing the meaning of "cruciferous." Barry is quite the linguist (being trilingual) and immediately recognized the religious origin of this word. So this one is for you Barry. . .
Cruciferous is the adjective form of "crucifer,"meaning cross bearer, from crux or cruc- meaning cross, and -fer meaning one that bears.
Cruciferous vegetables (including cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower) are those that belong to the order of Brassicaceae. (wikipedia) "Cruciferae is an older name; it means "cross-bearing," because the four petals of their flowers are reminiscent of a cross."
Love word origins.
". . . even the (stones) vegetables cry out his name!" ~ interpretation: mine!
Monday, August 16, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Monday, August 9, 2010
The "victim" is not a person and the perpetrator isn't either! The photo gives the unfortunate physical evidence. Everytime we bring a new dog toy home not much time passes before we find it de-gutted, de-squeked and quite dead. The murderer of said toys is our dog, Joey. Normally a sweet, loving companion, he quickly turns into Cujo when a squeky toy is introduced. Here is his most recent mug shot.
Friday, August 6, 2010
During the kayaking snafoo, I was able to take a few pictures from the shore of the river. There were wild irises growing along the edge and struck a lovely pose (just for me, or course)!
I love Spokane!
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
When Matthew was about 2 or 3 I came into our kitchen to find him on TOP of the refridgerator!!! He has always been a good climber and especially loved it when he was little.
Now his son has inherited his love for all things out of reach. Danny discovered our cat tower toward the end of his stay with us. He loved to climb up, but he kept thinking he could get down through that little hole he has his feet through in the picture. Needless to say, Amanda had to rescue him from the hole several times. He then thought it was just a fun game!!!
Like father, like son!
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
On this trip we were marveling in the center flow of the river, when suddenly Kevin's paddle broke in two! He began floating downstream immediately which caused me a bit of panic. Much to his credit, he was able to use a single oar to get himself to the shore. In the picture above, he is using my AquaBound paddle, which we ended up sharing. While on shore, during his paddle, I took picures of the broken paddle with my kayak.
My Emotion Glide Kayak I got this last Christmas!