Growing up, my sister and I thought we were being good citizens of planet Earth by saving up old bread and feeding it to the ducks that lived at a nearby pond.  Only recently have I learned just how dangerous it is to feed ducks, geese, swans, and other water fowl bread.  Just like in […]

Flat of strawberries from the Wohletz Farm

While the winters here in the middle of the US are harsh, once the snow melts we are able to take advantage of the most amazing fruits, veggies, artisan cheeses, and farm-fresh eggs. We have frequented The Berry Patch for many years, but we’ve never pursued “u-pick” strawberries because we grow strawberries in our backyard […]

American Alligator in the Albuquerque BioPark Zoo

As I started the second year of my blog, I enrolled in an online class with Capture Your 365.  One of the first assignments was to capture half of something.  This American Alligator sunning himself at the Albuquerque BioPark Zoo would have made a good submission!

While we do adore Berlin, the polar bear at the Kansas City Zoo, it was fun meeting twin brothers Kiska and Koluk at the Albuquerque BioPark Zoo in New Mexico over Spring Break. One of them acted like an 800-pound pet dog, tossing a toy across the Inukshuk Bay enclosure, sliding down into the water, and retrieving it. […]

For an updated look at Tucumcari, New Mexico, check out these posts on my new site, Everyday Wanderer Abandoned Westerner Drive-Inn Along Route 66 in Tucumcari Ranch House Cafe Along Route 66 in Tucumcari, New Mexico   I’ll close out my series of March 2016 posts from Tucumcari, New Mexico with these three final shots […]

No, I don’t mean a more environmentally-friendly grilled cheese sandwich.  I mean the color, as in using greener ingredients as you explore variations on a classic comfort food. In anticipation of National Grilled Cheese Day today (#GrilledCheeseSandwichDay), we tried Jalapeño Popper Grilled Cheese last night.  Mmm mmm good!  As we savored every bite of our first […]