Saturday, July 04, 2009

Happy 4th of July, y'all!

Gus and I went for a walk on this glorious morning. Here are some random images from our walk:
What the what?? Why are there chickens walking around our neighborhood?? What are the people going to do who found the chicken? What if I had found the chicken?

As part of our walk, we bought donuts and sat in the Ardsley Cemetery to eat our breakfast, where we saw this:
This is the grave of Chief Bender, Hall of Fame pitcher for the A's and the Phillies. Go here to read more about his remarkable career. I actually happened upon this on a walk a few years ago (the Cemetery is only a few blocks from the house and is a pleasant place for a walk) and was quite startled. I knew that he was a Philadelphia baseball figure, but this grave is set very matter-of-factly in the middle of the cemetery with no special markings or anything. You'd just have to know who he was.

Here is a pretty purple coneflower in our backyard:

And finally, here is a cherry pie. Sour cherries (we get one box a season, so they are extremely precious) from our Herrcastle Farms CSA, recipe from Mark Bittman, courtesy of dear friend Lisa. This pie is the operative definition of ding dang DELICIOUS!!

Happy 4th of July, everyone!!


Anonymous Gus's Granddad said...

Looks like a fine walk! Chief Bender and the Chicken, all on one holiday stroll. And to top off a fine Fourth, the Mets blew one to the Phillies. Did you see that pop foul drop behind David Wright? Beautiful...

10:51 AM  
Blogger CurlyGirl said...

I love that the people who found the chicken made posters! It looks like she'll have a good home either way.

2:35 PM  
Blogger Twice Knit said...

Now we're talking the same language. Philly news - yada, yada. Cemetaries and donuts always interest me, as do neighborhood chickens. BUT cherry pies? That's the ultimate yummy goodness, and yours looks so-o-o-o good.

8:54 AM  
Blogger diana said...

Thank you, Ms. Jamar. It actually tasted better than it looked, if you can believe it!! I appreciate the kudos from a fellow pie afficianado!!

9:20 AM  

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