Sunday, June 5, 2011

Summer, Finally: Also Lilacs, Whirling Seeds, and a Portable Fire Pit

Sunday, June 5, 2011. Weather and the calendar are finally on the same page. It feels like summer, and has for several days.

Lilacs: I like the way they look. I understand the odor isn't everybody's favorite. Still - they're pretty. May 28, 2011.

This belongs with last week's post - 'better late than never?' Our Lady of Angels church, Memorial weekend's Sunday. May 29, 2011.

Maple (I think) seed - fun to watch. June 5, 2011.

I'm no expert, but I think that's a maple seed. They're ripe - and fun to watch as they whirl through the air. I ran into an interesting article and video about the science behind the seeds. Dandelions have been in bloom, too - colorful, and it's fun to blow seeds off the ripe heads. I think so, anyway. The things are also weeds, since they grow like, well: weeds.

Wildflower, or weed - depends partly on where they are. June 5, 2011.

A sort of raised fire pit. June 5, 2011.

My wife and #3 daughter went to a Soo Bahk Do tournament in St. Cloud today, so I walked to church this morning. On the way back, I noticed something I don't remember seeing before: a sort of raised fire pit that somebody's obviously been using to have a sort of 'sitting around the campfire' experience in their front yard. Neat!

Finally, Amy Poepping & Family, and Nick Lahr have made a music CD, Perfect Love. I understand it was recorded on Wednesday of this week - and isn't out yet. Proceeds will go to St. Paul's Church - the next parish over from Our Lady of Angles, where I go. That's an interesting variation on the usual 'bake sale' fundraiser.


  1. I found out that things very similar to that fire pit are sold at Walmart. Or were. There's currently only one left in stock. So they are around, we just haven't seen them before. (I suspect most people bring them inside during the day.)

  2. Brigid,

    Cool! I'm sticking with my LP grill, though. For now.


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