Tuesday, April 29, 2014

where we were today

the world center for birds of prey
580 acres, right here in boise.

swainson's hawk 

impressive osprey wingspan

we brought home a little barn owl.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

marian's veggie delight

welcome to your new favorite sandwich!

- good bread or bagel, toasted -
- mashed avocado, with salt & pepper -
- grated carrot -
- chopped black olives -
- honey mustard dressing -
- chopped red onion -
this is marian's new creation
from her memory of the veggie delight
at los bagels.

inspired by finding this honey mustard dressing
at our grocery store {for less than three bucks}
which is very much like larrupin sauce.
{oh, how we miss you, larrupin}

marian made these for lunch today.
cheap, healthy,
and most of all, delicious.
go make it!

Saturday, April 26, 2014

learning about honeybees

{you can eat the whole thing}

ned's honeycomb-inspired art
{his pearlescent watercolors are like painting with honey}

ted ed video
{full lesson here}

good books about beekeeping
{all borrowed from the library}

the very best information, the very best photos,
and the real reason for my bee infatuation,
are wayward spark's bee posts.
i think this was the post
that caught my attention a few years ago.
camille & henry live off-the-grid
with their two kids in western oregon.
camille is a fantastic {& fearless} photographer
and henry is {among other things}
the local bee expert.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

angle art

turns out, ned has a knack for angles
i drew the framework,
he did the watercolor painting and the measuring.
this is our kind of math.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014


come on in

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

zen bento {made at home}

brown rice
broccoli - carrots - cabbage
zen bento teriyaki sauce

there's a cute little place in my town called
you can order their bento bowls
in countless variations {even with noodles}.

we always order the tofu bento with brown rice.

it's good, simple food,
but the cost is nearly ten bucks per bowl.
it's rare that i am willing fork over the cash.

however, the magic is all in the sauce,
and they sell it by the bottle.
"rice & veggies" is practically
my middle name, so the rest is easy.

see the menu & all the sauces here.

p.s. you can also use
any good teriyaki sauce,
like soy vay.

Sunday, April 20, 2014


silk egg dye kit here
volcano eggs how-to here

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

new bionics

Monday, April 14, 2014

total lunar eclipse

do you know that tonight's eclipse is the first
of four consecutive total lunar eclipses?
april 15, 2014
october 8, 2014
april 4, 2015
september 28, 2015

four in a row is called a
total lunar eclipse

{from here}

Friday, April 11, 2014

getting science-y

full lesson here

higgs boson
which he mentions in the video above

dipping our toes into quantum physics:
and here.

elementary particle of light,
a single quantum of light

186,000 miles per second
we've all learned this, but a refresher never hurts

simultaneously existing in multiple states
as in: yes AND no

bose-einstein condensate: herehere, and here
basically, uber-cold gasses

used bose-einstein condensate to
slow light down to 17 meters per second,
and then stopped it completely.
note: prior to her success, her peers thought the idea was crazy.
note: i love that her last name is pronounced "how?"
her wikipedia page is herebut this interview is better.


Thursday, April 10, 2014

a few things

we delivered warm cookies
to our new neighbors last night.
do you know your neighbors?
neighborday is saturday, april 26.

i want to learn how to play cribbage.
do you play?
{my vintage cribbage board}

stayed up late waiting for banana bread to bake.
so worth it.

a friend who knew i was at the bottom
of the library wait-list for this book
i'm listening to it every night before bed.
next step: hang the hammock & listen al fresco.
{thank you, mary!}

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