11/25/1993 Macy’s Parade

Thanksgiving 1993 NYC. My sister Mary was back at her apartment, fixing our dinner. It was cold and windy and the Snoopy balloon hit into a tall street’s lamppost.

A Throwback Thursday.

Grateful for you, your likes, your comments, your emails.

Wishing you a happy day.

Mark(17), Laura(10) Matthew(13) and Steve.
One of my favorite photos.

Hot Air Makes All the Difference

Inflatables at rest.

I took this from my car before sunset Sunday evening
Santa needed some hot air

When we got back to the neighborhood on Sunday night, it was dark outside but the characters were not inflated so I couldn’t get the “after” photo.

Fortunately on Monday night my friend V captured the inflated characters. Thank you.

A Decadent Dessert

Creme Brûlée with fresh berries and a mint leaf garnish. You break the sugar crust with a spoon and find the vanilla bean flavored rich custard underneath. So rich and silky. Makes everything feel like a celebration. A mouthful of Creme brûlée with a fresh berry is satisfying delicious! Thanks for a treating me, V. What a finish.

Happy 43rd Birthday Dear Matthew 11-20-23

Can you leave leaves?

It’s a debate. To take or not to rake. Here’s one article that says don’t need to rake.

Yes, you heard that right, leave the leaves where they lie. Although people often rake and bag leaves to prevent their lawns from being smothered and to make yards look better, in most cases, you’re fine not moving them. In fact, many environmental experts say raking leaves and removing them from your property is not only bad for your lawn but for the environment as a well. From – Raking Leaves? Drop the Rake and Stop What You’re Doing

It’s not necessary. Unless your leaves are diseased. I’ve seen piles of huge brown paper bags filled with leaves and dragged to the curb.

And will the unraked leaves smother the lawn? Kill the grass? addressed in this article (not unless you have mounds of snow weighing them down for an extended period)

Does looking at leaf litter bother you?