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June, 2011 Issue #121

 

CITY ISLAND 1962 and WASHINGTON DC 2011

 

Camille relaxes in the back yard of her childhood home on City Island in the Bronx with her neighbor, Theresa.  And 50 years later, here she is again, after enjoying her birthday dinner out on the town with Bob, Ned and Jessica in Washington DC.

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CAMILLE

  

Camille turned 57 on June 4th and took her obligatory self portrait to commemorate the passage of time.

 

NEW YORK

 

Nothing like a trip down memory lane to celebrate one's birthday!  Bob and Camille spent the first two days of June in New York, visiting some of Camille's childhood haunts and many new places as well.  More photos here: New York City - June 2011

 

AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

 

What a great time we had in New York!  Including a few hours well spent in one of Camille's favorite museums.  More pictures on this page: American Museum of Natural History

 

BROOKSIDE GARDENS

 

On Camille's birthday, Bob and Ned whisked her over to Brookside Gardens for a long walk through the most beautiful gardens!  Check out: A birthday stroll through Brookside Gardens

 

WASHINGTON DC AND CHINCOTEAGUE

 

One night we were celebrating Camille's birthday with dinner out on the town with Jessica and Ned and the next day we were messing around with small equines.  Lots more pictures here: Annual Trip Continued - June 2011

 

PARTY ON THE LAWN

 

Back at home, our neighbors made a dance party on the lawn using a projector and a Phish webcast.  Haruka dances.  Kome watches.  Amy and Garth eat.  There was hooping and story telling and even Linus came over to do a little dancing!

 

SOLAR THERMAL CLASS

 

Bob attended a solar thermal class and learned a little more about renewable energy.

 

HAILEY

Camille's newest passion is trail riding with Peg on her hose, Hailey, shown here in her crocheted fly veil, standing in the creek with Simon and Peg in the background.  More photos of Hailey, Simon and Peg here: Horse Album

 

PHISH

 

We always look forward to the fun of a Phish concert at Walnut Creek.  It's such a great venue and Phish draws all our friends - Amy, Scott, Jeremy, Jason, Haruka, John, Bob. Thad and Garth.  And Camille, behind the camera.

 

DANCE PARTY

 

Jason and Jeremy obviously enjoyed the music.

 

ROOT STOCK

 

Bob grew a lot more onions and garlic this year and has been curing them in racks in the house and garage.  His potato yield is also incredible.  This is one day's harvest of those tasty Red Thumb fingerlings and a few other varieties up in the top left corner from another day.  The okra is also beginning to bear fruit.

 

A TODDLER IN OUR MIDST

 

Next door neighbor, Linus has begun ambling about and is curious about everything.  Water is fun to touch and zebras are great to carry around.

 

ON THE SPOT

 

John and Jeremy were in town for a string of Phish concerts so they got to pose with Spot and Jenny joined us for potluck one evening and made Spot's acquaintance as well.

 

CHATHAM MARKETPLACE BOARD AND PROSPECTIVE INTERN

 

Bob hosted a board retreat at Trouts Farm this month, nearly overwhelming Spot with the sheer dynamic energy of the Chatham Marketplace crew.  Jim was in town exploring the possibility of interning with Piedmont Biofuels and we expect to see him back.

                                

AND THAT'S NOT THE END OF IT

 

Yes, our place is a busy one and that's a good thing for Spot with his high social quotient.  He also got to meet Soojin and Diane this month, too!

 

LINUS AT ONE 

Linus turned one in June and Spot couldn't believe how fast he's growing.

THIS MONTH'S QUOTES:

"The problem solving-monkey must engage the world with both mind and body to feel the spark of his best nature." - Joe Bageant from his book Rainbow Pie

"Just like a parking meter will never work like a jukebox, the music of gun barrels will never quite sound like democracy." - heard on National Public Radio July 15, 2011

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