04 July 2016

The Portuguese Life - Lisbon, Sintra, and Cascais

A Vida Portuguesa, Lisbon

Seed Shop, Lisbon

Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra

Lawrence's Hotel, Sintra

Parque Expo
Ocenario de Lisboa
Boca do Inferno, Cascais

10 November 2013

Thinking of Spring

A bushel of red tulips (about 270 bulbs) for the front yard.

04 September 2013

Oyster Bay

A kayak excursion in little oyster bay before dinner.

05 August 2013

The Great Wall of East Falls

A new retaining wall for the front yard created from solid schist, quarried right in Philadelphia.
Before and After

Bruno the Magnificent

A fitting Monument for a Beloved Friend

26 May 2013

What's Old is New Again

Lights on at dusk in East Falls. The new raw copper light on the back stoop overlooks its patinaed equivalent on the garage.

10 May 2013

19 April 2013


My Easter Pastiera, a traditional Neapolitan ricotta cake with arborio rice.

14 April 2013

Leader of the Pack

Truman (center), Rudy (left), and Emma (right) -- all Havanese -- enjoy a perfect spring day from the back stoop.

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