I decided last year after we moved that this year I was going to put in a big garden. So in January I ordered my seeds after being totally smitten by a ton of seed catalogs. I tell you, ordering seeds is as addictive as ordering sewing patterns (for me!).
I love bok choy. I truly adore these tiny Hedous!! To give you an even better look at just how tiny here I am holding one:
As you probably know, bok choy is delicious in stir fry, salads and soups. These tiny Hedous are supremely delicious eaten whole (or maybe 2 bites) as a snack.
Not only are they delicious, the color and texture is exquisite too. It inspires me. How about you? Have you ever had Hedou Tiny Bok Choy?
Jeff and I recently took the boys up to Santa Fe on the Rail Runner Express Train. It was a wonderful afternoon and a delightful experience with the boys. I’ve included some pictures below. If you click the image, it should open to a larger image in your internet browser window.
We thoroughly enjoyed riding on the upper level of the train, watching the New Mexico landscape whiz by.
Jared, age 13, contemplates the train ride and the day about to unfold…
Upon arriving at the Santa Fe Depot, we got off the train and walked to the Plaza.
Santa Fe – The Plaza
We walked through some shops and galleries, then decided to take a quick tour of the New Mexico History Museum where they allowed photography, but no flash.
Museum Courtyard Fountain
Museum Courtyard – Corner View
Here are just a few of the really spectacular pieces we enjoyed:
Junk Mail Fan Dress (Wrap Skirt) by Nancy Judd
This piece was made in 2000 from catalogs, solicitations and newspaper ads sewn on to a skirt made from canvas scraps.
Eco Flamenco Dress by Nancy Judd was made in 2011.
Cereal boxes painted with recycled paint became cascades of ruffles that contain over 5,000 eco-pledges–commitments of actions that people will take to help the environment. Ruffles cover a dress made from parachute scraps.
On the left – Escavada Black-on-White Jar, maker unknown. Circa 925- 1125 CE
On the right: Tularosa Black-on-white Jar, Circa 1100-1200 CE.
Both jars are clay and pigment.
Tile Chairs — Jared & Jacob enjoy a little break. Notice the kitty on the side of Jacob’s chair.
My dear husband, Jeff, recently decided to take up road bicycling with me so we could experience some wonderful adventures together. I have done a fair amount of bicycle riding, but I’ve never seen the balloons by bike. So…
This morning we took a nice 14 mile ride and here are a few pics:
It’s really amazing to see so many balloons in the air all at once. It still excites me after more than 15 years of seeing it and being around them. I have to say that seeing them by bike was even more incredible than I thought it would be. It’s hard to explain the glorious, peaceful, graceful beauty…just makes me happy to be alive and celebrate life.
My plan is to get more close ups of the balloons this week. Let’s all pray for continued good weather so the balloons can launch, everybody can stay safe and I can hopefully get some great pics to share.