Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Smith Mountain Lake State Park

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The most recent post is about Smith Mountain Lake State Park.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Findley Market, Cincinnati, Ohio

Chris took this photo of Findley Market on our recent trip to Cincy.
We recently made a quick jaunt to Cincy to visit family. We checked out Findley Market in Over the Rhine on our last day. Love it! If we were to ever move to Cincy, I'd want to live close enough to the market to make weekly visits.

You can buy all kinds of fresh meats, including sausages, ribs, fish and chicken, and other goodies. I loved all the different kinds of bakeries. If we weren't leaving later that day I would have bought a loaf of bread and chocolate-covered baklava (something Chris really wanted) for dinner.

We did buy grub for lunch at one of the many delis. Chris' aunt and I split a veggie moussaka, beans with leeks and dolmades (stuffed grape leaves), and the guys ate the biggest gyros I'd ever seen. I tasted a piece of Chris' lamb. Delicious!

Besides the food and delis, I also saw jewelry and plants for sale.

If you're ever in the area, make an effort to check out the market!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Some spring flowers

This spring is shaping up to be the best one we've had in a long time. Already we've seen and id'd lots of beautiful wildflowers, butterflies and birds.

Here's some flowers we found Friday and yesterday evening. I've identified most of them. If I've mislabeled them or I've left some blank and you know what it is, please let me know in the comments!

Dutchman's breeches




Cut-leaf toothwort

Spring beauty


Rue anemone

Large-flowered bellwort

Yellow Corydalis

Ground ivy or a violet