Monday, March 30, 2009

More Springtime

DW received a pre-birthday present yesterday! Please meet Mr. Murphy, whose job is to overlook the gardens in front of HiltonHouse.
And there is plenty to overlook, with the roses starting to bloom and the cherry trees beginning their annual April blossom explosions.

Meanwhile, DD's two West Lawn cherry trees, much different varieties, are in blossom at the same time.
It's fun to watch. Lots of fun.

Friday, March 27, 2009

THIS is what is was all about

I actually saw the Benny Goodman Band on the Boardwalk at Atlantic City.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Honda Hybrid Insight

It's a  whole lot of fun, but I'm not sure how environmentally conscious it is.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

New Addition to the Extended Kikuchi Family

Please meet Jue & Satoshi's new daughter, Yuna. Welcome, Yuna!
(note the Kikuchi nose :-)

Sunday, March 15, 2009

More Spring 2009 Stuff

Seen from afar, under cloudy skies, DD's weepingcherry tree appears dormant. Close inspection, however, reveals little buds with signs of life. Even closer inspection reveals even more...real cherry blossoms!
Thank you, DD.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

More Signs of Spring

(I'm having trouble placing text)
Anyway, up at top is the first red leaf of the Japanese Maple.
The groundcover is Periwinkle, now in full bloom.
The white cluster is from the potato bush (?) on the side of the garage.
And the white thingy with the beautiful center may be a zinnea (help!) and it opens to sunlight.
Lots of Spring fun so far.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Springtime 2009

I shall have some new pics of the red-leaf Japanese Maple and, perhaps, the cherry trees soon. In the meantime, I was struck by the following:

"Lonely Red Umbrella"

Monday, March 09, 2009

Another Early Sign

Those are the first leaves of the season on Hisako's Japanese Maple. Soon, there will be more. (Perhaps, from another tree.)

(Click to enlarge. This is important for this pic, since the detail only shows when enlarged.)

Sunday, March 08, 2009

For Dog Lovers

Something to make you chuckle on a foggy Sunday.

Friday, March 06, 2009

All Publicity Is Good (as long as they spell my name write)

(at least Twitter uses tinyurl)

Thursday's Moon Halo

The halo is apparently caused by zillions of ice crystals in the sky. Some say that the number of stars inside the halo indicate the number of days before the next storm. Don't know about that; just know that it was a wonderful sight.