Monday, July 4, 2016

Strawberry-Avocado-Spinach Salad with Feta Cheese and Poppyseed Dressing

Yes, this refreshing salad tastes as good as it looks. It’s the perfect dish to compliment any July 4th cookout. Click here for recipe.

And as not to forget what this day is all about, I just want to say thank you to all of our military men and women for your service. It’s because of you that the rest of us have our freedom.

Happy Independence Day, America!

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Cayuga Indians and the USS Cayuga

During my dad's last year in the Navy, he served on the USS Cayuga in the Pacific. The Navy usually names its ships after people.
However, I just learned something new when I pulled over at a "text" stop here in New York. As I read the historical marker at this spot, the word "Cayuga" made me pause.
The marker says the Cayuga were one of the five tribes that formed the Five Nations, or the Iroquois Confederacy.
I googled "USS Cayuga" and read that my dad's ship was named after a county in New York, not after a person as I always assumed.
However, that county in New York was named after an Indian tribe, so in reality my dad’s ship was named after people. The Cayuga Indians.
Anyway, that was just a cool thing to discover.
Go out there and learn something new today!

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Didn't Wait For Tasty Lobster Roll

At $25 a pop, today was not the day I sampled an infamous Red's lobster roll.
After waiting in line for almost 20 minutes and moving only a few feet, I walked up to the front counter to view the menu and prices. I’m sure their tasty seafood sandwich was worth the wait, but I didn’t get back in line.

However, it's always a beautiful drive toward the coast here in Maine, so the car ride was well worth it.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Lindt's 90% Dark Chocolate — YUCK!

Wow. I can’t believe seven months have gone by since I last posted to this blog.  My writing has involved other venues as of late, so here it goes with getting back into the blogging arena. And a short blog post it is.

My opinion of Lindt's "Excellence" supreme dark chocolate with 90% cocoa: YUCK!  There is nothing excellent about this bar.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Autumn Colors in Augusta, Maine

This afternoon, I was out and about photographing these scenes around Augusta, Maine. I count my blessings that I get to see such rich colors up close and personal. If you live in a place where there isn’t much of a change in seasons, I hope you enjoy taking in New England’s beauty through my photos. Until next time…

Water Street in Augusta as seen from the other side of the Kennebec River
Maine State House rotunda
Birdhouse at Viles Arboretum
A place to rest at Viles Arboretum
South Parish Congregational Church (I think)
Forest Grove Cemetery on Winthrop Street
The Kennebec County Correctional Facility
(I like to include a picture of a portal in each of my blog posts)
Leaves nestled in steps at Forest Grove Cemetery
Autumn d├ęcor on Smith Street
Autumn leaves
A foot bridge located in Manchester, Maine

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Yearnings of a Declawed Cat

Here's a recent picture of my cat, Reggie, who was once a stray and already declawed when I adopted him. Hence, the reason I named this photo “Yearnings of a Declawed Cat.”

Enough said.