Not an Average Stew

Making the Stew

Dave Making Stew

Our neighbors Sue and Dave are the most hospitable and energetic persons I know. They often have some jovial activities happening at their house including many outdoor ones during summer time for which their lake front property is of course just perfect. On the lake there are boat, jet skis, a two storey deck and a huge floating island anchored down next to the deck. Underneath the house is a state of the art picnic area that is built into the ground level with wooden outdoor table-bench units, serving counter, fridge, ping pong and other game tables. In area shaded by the big oak trees, there are a swimming pool and hot tub on one side of the house and a sand volley ball field further back. Continue reading

Summer Zoo

Our Colorful Posse

Our Colorful Posse

When I was a kid, I preferred school over summer. School was actually ‘more interesting’ in those days, we didn’t need to study much but we did a lot of field trips and activities. During the summer though, my friends and I were left to entertain ourselves with almost no help, no TV or video games or toys. I was bored after I scoured the library on the compound and ran out of books to read. The only summer I got to travel overshadowed the rest and stood out distinctively in my memory.
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Moon Cake

Moon Cake

Moon Cake


Once a year, full moon falls on Aug. 15th of the Chinese Lunar calendar, which can be any day between mid Sep. to early Oct. on the Georgina calendar; and this fifteenth day of eighth lunar month is Mid Autumn Festival, also known as Moon Festival, second most celebrated of the four major traditional holidays in China: Spring Festival or Chinese New Year (春节 in Chinese), Mid Autumn Festival (中秋节 in Chinese), Dragon Boat Festival (端午节 in Chinese) and Tomb Sweeping Festival (清明节 in Chinese).
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Lazy Labor Day

Lazy Summer Afternoon

Lazy Summer Afternoon


It was Labor Day afternoon; my husband was taking a bike ride in the neighborhood to get his exercise in. A group of unfamiliar looking birds gathering around and on my floating dock drew my attention. I stepped out to take a look. Continue reading

Family Ritual on the Jersey Shore

 

The family Circle on the Beach

The family Circle on the Beach

My husband’s family, from his dad who is the eldest of nine siblings, has a tradition. They have been vacationing together over the summer on Midway Beach for over a decade.

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Water Rises and Falls on the Back Yard

Mecklenburg, North Carolina is states away from Florida but not far enough to be out of the heavy rain brought by the remnant of hurricane Fay. The three day deluge since Monday night had, according to the news, “brought up to 11 inch of precipitation and caused flood damage through out the region.”
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