At last I am resuming my account of our 2014 late winter tour of Malaysia. Two hard drive crashes since then cost some data loss and many hours of restoration time. However we did not lose the approximately 1500 photos we took while in Southeast Asia. If you’ve lost the thread of our story, you
Living with stained glass in our windows gives us an ever-changing view. As the angle of the sun changes with the hours of the day and with the seasons, the windows change, too. Colors are stronger at some times, softer at other times. A setting sun might highlight some properties within the glass and give
At 3:30 am a week ago Friday, a quarter moon and stars shared the sky with a few clouds. Jay and I set off in the dark for southwestern Pennsylvania, aiming to reach the Youghiogheny Opalescent Glass factory by its 9:00 opening. Experience has taught us that to arrive even a half hour later would
Our summer squash harvest is abundant this year. Lest you think zucchini is never not abundant, I assure you that last year we had trouble getting the plants started and they petered out early. But come to think of it, I put enough grated squash in the freezer last summer that, despite frequent winter baking,
Rhubarb is such a traditional fruit. Its history goes back over 2700 years to China where the roots were used as a medicinal. Westerners have cultivated rhubarb for culinary purposes since the seventeenth or eighteenth century. Only the fleshy stalks are edible; the leaves are toxic, proven by the late folks who boiled and ate
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