Thursday, December 18, 2014

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Tuesday, August 12, 2014


Our visiting meteorologists found their capsule:

Monday, August 11, 2014

Find Anything?

Monday, August 11
Approximately 12:00 noon

The doorbell rings.

A pleasant-looking young man.

"Did you find anything this morning?"

"Like what?"

"Like an orange colored capsule from a weather balloon we launched from Orange County this morning. [That's about 50 miles away, as the weather balloon flies, in New York State.] The balloon must have popped. Our last signal from the GPS right here." [Points down to where he is standing on my front door step.]

"Um. No. But I've been inside all day. Bad allergies."

Looked in the backyard. Gazed up to the roof. Now he and a colleague are roaming the neighborhood.

It's about 12 x 12 inches. I have a phone number if you come across it.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

The Lawn

You know you've moved to the suburbs when this article from The New York Times about taking care of your lawnmower has become a must-read. You also know that if you live in Tenafly and actually got the fancy-schmancy $500 battery-operated lawnmower, as I did, that you live on the wrong side of the train tracks. Not that we’re suffering on this side – quite the contrary – but still.

However, much as I was quite satisfied with the mower on its maiden voyage, it seems it may have been an unnecessary investment. Witness the following:

Yes, our resident baby groundhogs. There's a daddy and a mommy, too. They are not alone in tending the lawn:

Forgive the view through the screen. This is Tenafly, not Wild Kingdom. And yes, of course there are LOTS of rabbits. Here in the suburbs, we support family businesses.