My inbox: a recipe and my famous cat Joxter from Debbie in Japan

Two wonderful cards from Debbie, in Sapporo. The first is of my cat Joxter, who is proving to be quite the model! The second is a recipe card Debbie sent in thanks for… Continue reading

My inbox: Morning Glories from Yoshiko in Yokohama

Morning glories from Yoshiko!

My inbox: a bell from Fumiko in Japan

A lovely wind chime/bell that is common in Japan — its cool tingling sound is supposed to be refreshing to hear in the heat of summer.

My inbox: happy midsummer greetings from Carol in San Diego

Grateful for the midsummer greetings from Carol, who notes on the back that she has been to DC and knows exactly how hot it gets!

Stinking Hellebore!

Nothing says happy Monday, especially the Monday after a holiday, like a stinking hellebore! Stinking Hellebore! Stinking Hellebore! It sounds like an erudite insult, something stolen from a history of ancient Greece. Or… Continue reading

Not one of us can live twice

On August 6, 1945, at 8.15am, an atom bomb was dropped on the city of Hiroshima, in Japan. Today, in memory of those who were lost and for those who lived with the… Continue reading

Bog laurel

Posting this from vacation today. This card was painted from a flower I saw on my last holiday, a trip to Maine’s Mt. Desert Island. Now, we are at Glacier Park for a… Continue reading

Heart beets

Inspired by this delicious recipe for laboo va mast, or Persian beet and yogurt, from Fig and Quince, I bought a bunch of beets over the weekend. Before I started cooking, I used… Continue reading

Take all the garden spills

A couple of lotus blossoms, from a photo a friend posted from his visit to Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens here in Washington DC — check out their Flickr stream here for photos… Continue reading

DC Logan Circle

The flag of the District of Columbia (Washington, DC), with buildings from Logan Circle behind it (fun walking tour of Logan here; basic info here) This etegami was the fruit of a previous… Continue reading