Yesterday, we went to the NY Mycological society extra walk
We found some chickens so old, they looked like hens
It was Boongo who had the remarkable find: he rolled in something so foul, we had to wash her in a pond,
an ocean,(Victor about to fall on his kneews into the water here0
a stream and finally in a bath to get the stink off
But we also found tree ears and algae by the ocean
while others found blewets, aborted enteloma and a hen.
The place was beautiful
and it was the NYC Marathon Day too – but we didn’t run into any runners
Boongo got his chance to be on a beach
the No Dogs allowed sign was there, but being off season…
Then we went into the bus to the ferry
then on the ferry – where Boongo was allowed to roam out of the carrier – in the leash – and then the train home.
During the trip we appreciated the comfort of having cell phones – I called Victor when I got lost while washing Boongo. Then Maya called us when she got lost in Brooklyn, coming back from Mae – by taking the train in the wrong direction.
All ended well.
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The annual edible tour was held today.
We started in Dias y Flores where
the yew was very popular
We moved in Campos garden
which has blossomed in the past year
Next stop: Plaza Cultural
where alcohol inkies were found (the name is to remind eaters not to consume alcohol within 48 hours)
Then some crab apples
We proceeded towards the river, finding epizote on the way
then some lamb quarter
and wild lettuce.
A good time was had by all.
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The purple beans the girls planted are growing beautifully
in the garden as well
and my gogosar
Here’s an earlier shot with the school as background and the flowers
and the flowers again, with a pod
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My miracle raspberry did it again!
Some distress a few weeks ago was immediately stopped by the milk baths.
Not only it grew new flowers which are about to become fruit, but the old fruit that stopped growing is now ripening sweetly!
And the orange pixies are starting to orange.
Plus one of the big tomatoes from the mystery breeds from the Green Thumb giveaway
But there are lots of tomatoes coming up.
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On the roof, the miracle raspberry’s first harvest failed.
An affliction filled the leaves with small holes – and there are some dry leaves underneath. Still, since I started the ilk therapy, the plant overcame and new flowers are blooming
Also upstairs, the first gogosar – everything is so early this year!
Downstairs, in Dias Y Flores, the un-planted tomatoes (came from compost?) are starting
and the invading wineverries keep ripening gorgeously
All in all, a great summer!.
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The wineberries are ripe!
Victor and I went
took some photos
and ate. All this (and the 3 plants on the roof) came from that one little plant I rescued last summer in Van Courtlandt Park.
A nice way to start the summer!
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The scarlet runner and one morning glory are in bloom
the red flowers are open now
and the tomatoes are growing
and turning orange. This is the plant I saved with the milk
Downstairsm the wineberries are coming out of their thorny cocoon
and starting to ripen
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