Daylily

They return every year. I learned a Daylily (hemerocallis) is not a lily. You can read it here.

Note: although I edited yesterday’s midday post, you might have missed it. The 250 pound bear seen in my driveway around noon, settled in a yard about three blocks up the street. After s couple of hours, he was tranquilized, captured and relocated. It was on the local news.

First a Fawn, Today a BEAR !

In my driveway.

Not much going on during these three months of quarantine.  At least it seemed like it.
And then my neighbor Joaquin called and said “There’s a bear in your yard!”

What?

“A bear?”  “Now it’s in your driveway. It’s walking by your front door”  I looked out my window and it was sauntering down the path.

I caught a  quick photo.  Yes, it was a bear.

Did I mention I live in the city?

  Post-GazetteJohn Hayes Article

Beloved Duo Since 1969

My sister Mary embroidered this Bert and Ernie pillow when Mark was little. So at least forty some years ago. I found it while going through a big basket of pillows on the third floor. Their faces make me think of Rubber Ducky and Doing the Pigeon.

I’m partial to Ernie. Do you have a favorite? I’ve a knitting pattern for an Ernie sweater but who would wear it?

“Their names are believed to have been drawn from those of two minor characters in the Frank Capra film It’s A Wonderful Life.

According to A&E’s Biography, Bert and Ernie were… the only Muppets to appear in the Sesame Street pilot episode,screen tested to a number of families in July 1969.” -Wikipedia

Ernie and Bert
Jim Henson Exhibit last year at COSI in Columbus Ohio Blog post last year
First episode Sesame Street date: November 10, 1969

Happy Birthday to my Brother

David grows the best raspberries. And The best garlic. You’ve seen the garlic on the blog before. He’s an excellent gardener, working long and hard hours every day.

I’ve stood in his garden by the raspberry canes. Picked the delicious berries. Nothing like eating a berry warmed in the sun. I can eat about as many as I put in the pail.

Happy Birthday David.

Xxoo Ruth

Urban Fawn Spent the Day in the Weeds

My friend reassured me the mother would return, that they leave them in a safe place. I’m hoping that reunion occurred in the night. It was certainly a surprise to find the little fawn looking at me when I went out to get in the car to go to the post office. The fawn spent the day in my backyard, under the apple tree, hidden in some tall weeds. My next door neighbor had helped me plant some heirloom tomato plants and went with me to the very back yard and confirmed it was still lying there. I was concerned it was abandoned but when I called the city help line they said non-threatening wildlife is left to nature. Leave it alone. So I did.

My Maternal Grandmother Ancestors

Throwback Thursday

One Christmas, our mother had a copy of this photo made for each of us.

My Great Grandmother and Great Grandfather-
Mary Smith Rowley and Eugene Baker Rowley

My mother’s mother Charlotte Elizabeth June 13, 1888 front left

May Blossom. May 1, 1883 standing

Edna Blanche July 2, 1890 on her father’s lap

Rockford, Illinois

Paper Engineering

I received another wonderful pop-up card in the mail from a good friend. The paper engineer creator is from Berlin. Her name is Maike Bierderstaedt .

The construction of the intricate and beautiful designs amazes me and I open and close it and open it again to watch the paper Bouquet blossom.

Designer Maike Bierderstaedt

My sister sent me a pop-up card recently you may have seen the Bunnykins and Daisies post