Thursday, July 9, 2020

Good Bye Glenmary Lane

Well, dear old wonderful house.  We said goodbye to you on Monday, July 6, 2020.  Oh we had such a good run.  Twenty six years and counting.  Ken and I moved here in October 1994.  We put on a new roof, added some air-conditioning and some new red shutters.  Yumiko came home in 1998.  Nancy and Ed had their wedding reception here.  Peter and Anna had their wedding reception here.  Yumiko and Jessi got married here in the back yard!  So many family reunions, and Hollins reunions, and ASTM sleep overs, and neighborhood parties.  But time marches on.  She held up well and sold in one day to the first people who came through to take a look.  Yumiko has moved with her Jessi to Philadelphia and I have moved to Malvern with my Tom and we will all begin a new chapter.  Take care dear Glenmary Lane.  Oh how we loved you.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Beaver Attack!!

This is a true story.  Yesterday Tom and I went to visit his son's family who live near the Wissahickon Creek in Chestnut Hill.  Tom's daughter-in-law and three kids and I waded into the creek where there was a big swing attached to a tree over the creek.  Piper, the middle child, climbed onto the swing, stood up and started swinging back and forth.  All of a sudden we heard her screaming.  A large probably momma beaver was leaping out of the water trying to bite her.  This went on for at least a minute or two with the beaver continually hurling itself out of the water trying to reach poor Piper who was terrified while standing on the swing.  The rest of us were paralyzed.  Finally we began to throw rocks at the beaver (we didn't hit her) but she stopped jumping at Piper and came swimming towards the rest of us.  We all scrambled to the bank and out of the water.  Piper finally climbed down from the swing and scrambled across the creek to the opposite side.  I stayed with the beaver and took his picture with my cell phone while everybody else climbed up to the bridge over the creek and down the other side to get Piper.  All ended well, but everybody was a little shook up.  The beaver must have been protecting a nest.  Never ever have I seen a wild animal attack a human before.  Pretty darn scary!

Friday, June 5, 2020

The Baby Praying Mantis!!

I found a wild baby praying mantis in the bog at Charlestown Meadows!!!  That means he must have lots of brothers and sisters.  How good is that!!!

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Yumiko and Jessi Get Married!!!

Well, it is hard to believe, but my baby girl Yumiko got married to the love of her life, Jessica Scricciolo in a Zoom Wedding in our back yard at 2:00 in the afternoon on May 14.  It was a beautiful day.  There were at least 200 people on the Zoom and oh it was so so so lovely.  I am processing the photographs and will continue to post so keep checking back for more.

Monday, May 11, 2020

The Scarlet Tanager

On my way up the walk through the woods this afternoon, I looked up and saw not one, but two of these beautiful male Scarlet Tanagers.  They quickly spotted me and flew high up in the tree tops, but what a thrill for that minute.