Pumpkin Patch

Pics from our local pumpkin patch from back in October.


Glendening Nature Preserve ^5

We had yet another beautiful fall day in early October, while our friend Conley was in town, so our friend Tim asked if we wanted to go for a hike at Glendening. We did! Conley and Doug had just done the Army 10 Miler in DC, but walking is good for the legs post race. We tried not to go … Continue Reading →


What I’ve Been Up to – September, part 1

So I’m still kinda in a bad mood from last week, so here’s some hopefully fun pictures from September. I’m still on my organizing kick – here’s when I went through our board games. I got rid of some old ones and put the ones we play in the cabinet here and the ones I wanted to keep less in … Continue Reading →


Brookside Gardens

We had a beautiful mid-September day and I just couldn’t stand to be inside anymore! So I left work a little early and headed over to Brookside Gardens, somewhere I’d been wanting to get back to. It’s not super far from work, but I knew I’d be facing Beltway rush hour traffic to get home. Still worth it! I didn’t … Continue Reading →


Glendening Nature Preserve Redux Cubed

Another beautiful weekend in September, another long 4 mile loop at Glendening Nature Preserve! We stopped at the Butterfly Garden of course! A common checkered skipper: A sleepy orange sulphur: A common buckeye: A sleepy orange sulphur: A pearl crescent, I think: And a tiny frog!


Glendening Nature Preserve Redux

Doug and I went back to Glendending Nature Preserve to get in a nice long hike, which we did, and this time we saw a couple different butterflies at the butterfly garden – a Nokomis Fritillary, and a black Swallowtail. At the start of our hike, we saw this guy across the path: Also this: Also two really impressive spider … Continue Reading →


Glendening Nature Preserve Butterfly Garden

At the recommendation of my friend Tim, Doug and I checked out a butterfly garden at Glendening Nature Preserve, which is actually quite nearby. As it turns out, there are hiking trails there, which we tried out on other weekends. But this day we mostly just checked out the butterfly garden. There were two monarchs that chased each other around … Continue Reading →


Pumpkin Patch

Here’s some photos from our annual trip the pumpkin patch. Some nice butterflies this time! Love these blue pumpkins! Squashes! Pumpkin pie recipe!


NYC, part 5

After our John Lennon sightseeing, Katie and I hit the Museum of Natural History, which I haven’t been to pretty much since college. We didn’t have a ton of time but we were able to schedule in the Planetarium show, a butterfly exhibit (and you all know how I feel about butterflies) and a poison exhibit. The Planetarium show was … Continue Reading →


What I’ve been up to August/September

I think I’m out of room on my Beatles/Rock bookshelf.. I finished this book. It made me sad because it showed a different side of John, and I like this guy. If you’re a Lennon fan, it’s worth a read. My friend Kjetil recently came out with his 3rd solo album. It’s really good! Check it out on iTunes and … Continue Reading →


What I’ve been up to… August

So Willow doesn’t normally react to the TV, but she was very taken with this show on Leopards. Weird looking moth: