David Mitchell, plant sale coordinator for the Adirondack Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society (ACNARGS) , sent along this picture of the Wurster Memorial Garden in full bloom outside the Tompkins County office of Cornell Cooperative Extension in Ithaca. You can see more at David’s flickr site. I’ll post some pix of David’s garden from the ACNARGS garden tour today when I get a chance. Or you can visit there yourself on the June 13 Garden Conservency Open Day.
Late spring (probably too soon to say early summer, what with a light frost in the low spots last night) flowers.
Last Memorial Day at Carol and Marc’s, the theme of the day was jello. This year it was tofu, and the best in show award went to our daughter Corey and her boyfriend Noah for their tofu spring roll entry, beating out the tofu walnut balls and a load of entries in the dessert category.
Nate learned not to chase frisbees into the nettles barefoot.
Corey and Noah check out the water garden.
Bittersweet weekend. Lots of excitement with friends and family and graduation going on here in Ithaca. But Fred the Dalmatian is very sick. He had kidney stone surgery last Tuesday and had complications that required a second surgery. We got to see him today and got him to eat a little bit. He’s weak and thin and not out of the woods yet. Please send some good thoughts his way.
More than an excuse for a picnic — or blind nationalism for that matter. A time to remember and hopefully learn.
The Pogues: And the band played Waltzing Mathilda