I'm just back from a few lovely days in Ithaca, NY where Alison spoke and signed books at Cornell. I used to live in Ithaca so it was extra fun for me. I met so many interesting people including Alison's Firebrand publisher, Nancy Bereano, and her partner Elizabeth. It was simply a blast to be so well attended to by so many lovely people. We were shown a night on the town and a wending walk through Sapsucker Woods at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology where we saw skunk cabbage, sapsuckers, and a Cooper's Hawk sitting on a branch about 50 feet from us!
Here's Alison taking a picture of a sure sign of spring: a drunken cedar waxwing on the Cornell campus...
...These pictures are from my visit to the greenhouse on campus...
Another sign of spring in Ithaca is the start of the Ithaca Farmer's Market, where I got some black radishes, dried beans, and a few random but beautiful pieces of wood. I'll have to show that all to you next time in some kinda still life.
A few more shots from the trip...
...rowing, farmer's market, local fever, the co-op...
And now I'm watching the really cool scene towards the end of Oceans Twelve where the Italian thief is dancing around the lasers. One of the best things about this movie is the tie that he's wearing at the very end where he discovers the truth about the egg. You might say I have a little thing for nice ties...
Until next time,
-the compost maven
- Sustainable Inspiration for Waste Free Living
- Fedco Love
- Pledging my allegience to the soil
- Happy Earth, Soil, and Compost Day!
- Tip O' the Nib Award WINNER Announced!
- Composting Regs, Bear Pond Books, Persepolis...and...
- My little spring break in Ithaca, NY
- Ode to Gretchen Phillips
- My fabulous metal water bottle
- Buttons Buttons
- Sad Day for Intervale Compost
- Emily Dickinson, Fun Home, and a new warehouse!
- Compost, Tina Turner, and Chopping Wood...
- ▼ April (13)