Monday, July 16, 2012

Five Days in New York: Coney Island Portrait

I was going to do a quick blog post about the New Museum of Contemporary Art on the Bowery.  But I have been obsessing over Coney Island instead.  So fast forward to our last day in New York...

After watching Land of Nod's beautiful Coney Island island tribute entitled "Coney Island Love Letter",  I was inspired to see it for myself.  

Situated in Southern Brooklyn and facing the Atlantic Ocean, Coney Island is, at once, enchanting as well as tacky; a breath of fresh air compared to Manhattan's hustle and bustle - and the antithesis to the stylish, sexy and sophisticated New York City.  Definitely worth a visit. The video above served as my inspiration for the pictures that follow.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Good Things Are Growing

A lot of progress has been made since my first post about our vegetable garden over a month ago.  While consulting Sugar Snaps and Strawberries, we finished the raised bed and have planned and planted our veggie garden.  We picked up lots of basil, tomatoes, zucchini, green onions, oregano, cilantro, yellow peppers, chives, lettuce and dill to start.

The raised bed my husband and a friend built last weekend
The herbs and vegetables I picked up yesterday from Wing Wong Nursery in Burnaby
The chives and parsley
Cherry tomato
Organizing and planning
Time to Plant! 

Green Thumbs,  Dirty Hands,  Adventurous Spirit!