Monday, December 27, 2010

holiday decorations, charm city-style

hey, hons! baltimore decorates the block for the holidays, and it is AWESOME!!! as per our usual christmas eve ritual, the mister and i headed to baltimore for a delicious seafood dinner on the waterfront, followed by a spirited walk through hampden.
happy new year!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

lunar eclipse update

so i stayed up for the eclipse last night and it was awesome! i was still writing stuff at 1:40am when i realized it was on! the rare cosmic coincidence of the winter solstice and a total lunar eclipse hasn't happened for three centuries, so i ran outside and saw a quarter of the moon consumed by the earth's shadow...i checked it out an hour or so later and saw three quarter of the moon hidden: it really was awesome and i am sorry if you missed it! catch it again in 2094.

Monday, December 20, 2010

total lunar eclipse

i am not sure if i will be setting my alarm tonight to wake me up at 1:30 am to view the beginning of the only total eclipse of the moon this 2:41 it will fade to black until about 3:50am. this eclipse coincides with the date of the winter solstice: skies are clear...might be cool.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

shop local

i am a little behind on everything right now due to the confluence of holiday shopping, holiday entertaining and work: i have been selling my wares at the downtown holiday market! if you need a lovely gift for a gardener, birder or fashionista, please come visit me at this wonderful annual event in front of the national portrait gallery/museum of american art and buy something or eat something or listen to the wonderful musicians...its a great event and you will leave feeling the spirit of the holidays once again! i am in booth 38.

Friday, December 17, 2010

looking like x-mas

yesterday was the first snow fall of the year...about an inch of it stuck: hope it melts soon.