Echo: Cirque De Soleil in DC

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Driving by the big top at the Galleria tipped us off that Cirque was in town.

So we got last minute tickets.  Excellent show, though the narrative was pretty much non-existent.  The acrobatics remain thrilling and astounding of their own accord.

Lego Species and Little Girls

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It’s a lego.

It’s not a Lego.

Interstitial tea party.

And more.

The end.

Murray in Da House

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Another McGraw is just what the world needs!




100 in Berryville

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Now this is ridiculous.  Climate change is going to be way worse than anyone understands.

Josie in from Berlin.

Iulie Turns Five

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Sometimes you turn five.

Three generations.

Of course there was cake, decorated by O.



The present pile was impressive.


Badly Kept Secrets in Lichtervelde

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We say nothing.  Just this.

Making tea

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Bottling day was upon us, because tea must be bottled.

A Liberal.

Look at that line up.

Iulie’s Spring Visit

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Things are busy when you visit Bubbie at the farm.  Always good to stock up on jelly beans first!  A late visit from the Easter Bunny…

In the buttercups.

One of our highlights each visit is walking along the river on our trail.  Iulie is a trooper, but about a mile or so of the walk is usually on piggyback.

Brand new leaves (one day old)

There are lot of animals to contend with, including Boot the cat.

What’s better?  Strawberries?  Captain Crunch?

We planted some Zinia seeds here.  Now we have two wait two weeks!  Which is infinity when you’re four.

Wild times with Moonshine on the trampoline in the “park.”

“Hello?  I can’t hear you, I have a banana in my ear.”

Hole digging before tree planting.

The great grandparents celebrate their 63rd wedding anniversary.   Fancy pants dinner was fun, even at 4 and 86.

Three generations (with a fourth not here).  Mother, daughter, granddaughter.

Candyland for the 999th time.

The new sycamore planted by Iulie herself with some help from the tractor.

Then a party for Claudio where new friends were made.  Girls in a tree.

The trampoline is electrifying.

The long days catch up.

Barrel Update

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As far as you can tell, we’re steeping tea.  Well, it’s done.

Barrel Rests in Anticipation

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Good color.  And delicious vanilla already coming on.

A 5 gallon barrel resting.

Target is very high!

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