Wednesday, September 25, 2013


My father always says September has the best weather. I used to think he was crazy because in my mind September only meant summer is ending, school is starting and then winter is right around the corner. But this week proved my father was right once again. The weather was sunny 
and mild and just brisk enough in the shade. The sky was so blue it looked almost fake and
the water at Compo was a deep gorgeous blue that sparkled from the sun. 
Enjoy September before it's gone.

 Here's a pic of my dad since his 70th birthday was last week 
 and he always says he's not on the blog enough. 
Happy Birthday Big B. 
Sometimes I get a little overcome by how how lucky I am that you're my dad.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

A (Fig) Tree Grows In Westport

According to wikipedia,  Buddha achieved enlightenment under the Bodhi Tree, a large and old sacred fig tree. Why am I telling you this, you ask? Because my friend Rachel has her own fig tree
 right here in Westport and after tasting them I think I have become very enlightened! 

Rachel's fig tree looks like a giant wild bush with big soft leaves and bendy branches. Most of today's figs were hidden towards the top and center of the tree so we really had to bend 
and stretch to claim our prize. It was definitely worth the effort. 
Figs are my husband's favorite fruit.
 Unfortunately for him, I ate all our pickings before I got home!

Not the most photogenic tree around but from this shot you can tell it was a jungle in there!

Rachel reaching for gold!

Mission accomplished!

Here a link to a great article about figs from The New York Times. It has a couple of 
yummy recipes for fresh figs at the bottom.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Bah Bah Westport Sheep

I've posted on this blog before about Westport's affinity for animals. There's the obvious dogs and cats, hamsters and turtles. A few people have horses and chickens seemed be to the rage a couple of years ago. Well now take a look at this, our friends (not farmers) got babydoll sheep! They are sometimes called miniature sheep and they are the sweetest things. They really do follow you around just like in
 Mary Had A Little Lamb and of course they are as gentle as a lamb.
The one in the picture above is actually smiling!

One more pic of "guess what" "chicken butt!"

Friday, September 13, 2013


There was a rainbow in Westport today. I caught it just as it was starting to dim.
My son is colorblind so all he could see was a yellow light and a bit of blue on one side. 
How sad is it to go through life never seeing a rainbow? 
There could be worse things of course, but still...

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Long Island City

My sister and baby Alice have left Connecticut. They moved back into New York City, but this time to Long Island City. I was skeptical at first but after our first visit today, I'm hooked. They are two miles from Manhattan and have more outdoor space than they had in their house in Connecticut. Plus they have 2 tennis courts, a playground in the sky, a beach volleyball court and views you wouldn't believe, all on the premises. Baby Alice is going to love being a city girl!

Check out the deck!

There's so much room to jump around!

Or just relax...

And check out the views!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013


How does my baby girl go from this...

to this...
in what seems like a minute.

Happy 16th birthday girlie! 
love and sweets,
xo mommy xo

If you know my daughter, you know she won't be happy when she sees she's on the blog today. So to add insult to injury, I'm putting up this link to the last time my daughter was on the blog.