September 30, 2006
Is there any better jam than red raspberry? I think not. Del Ray farmer’s market is tiny, but in addition to produce there are some delectable homemade breads and jams for sale.
I have a problem with sugar, so I had to pass on the red raspberry jam. The peach jam, even though it had no sugar, just doesn’t appeal to me. It’s kind of the same with men. You like the one who’s not good for you, and the nice one you have no chemistry with.
September 29, 2006
Old style door light in Old Town.
September 28, 2006
Some cities like Paris have lots of benches lining their sidewalks for the footweary to rest. Alexandria has very few. For some, that’s no problem.
September 27, 2006
The one maple tree on my street has begun to change color and drop its leaves. The elms, crape myrtles, magnolias and others remain stubbornly green — for now.
September 26, 2006
Florist shop window display in Old Town. One of these items, I’m sure, is not for sale.
September 25, 2006
What small town doesn’t have one of these? Wouldn’t that be nice, to be able to solve all problems, and in such a small time frame. If I had that capability, I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t be living in a tacky little house on Route 1.
I suppose the solutions to most problems are within our grasp. The hard part is that solving the biggest problems usually involves getting other people to act on these solutions.
September 24, 2006
“Mother of God!! What did you have for lunch?!
I’m never sitting downwind of you again!!”
Visitors to Old Town love the Wilson Parrot Foundation macaws, even if they are just a couple of wise crackers.