It's been a busy few days here on the "block".
The first event was the discovery of a large grasshopper on our windowsill by some of the neighborhood kids as they helped me water my flowers out front.
This thing was huge!
Obviously it had escaped it's pen at the zoo or pet shop. Or maybe it escaped sure death by python. But, needless to say, I don't think this little guy was a South Philly native. With all the carrying on, (read: screaming, jumping, shouting, excited yelling) every kid in a 2 block radius was alerted that some action was going on and came over to check it out....
The grasshopper could really, well, HOP. Really high. It was cool. To us folk in the big city who rarely are out in nature having this little guy right here was like being on safari!
Then, last night, Otis and I had the pleasure of hosting new Philly residents Leya and Dustin for dinner. (check out her newly updated shop, the obi's are wicked cool) We had a great time and I sure feel lucky that they decided to move to Philly, basically cause they are so much fun to hang out with.
It was pretty funny, two bloggers at dinner and nary a camera in sight. whoops. The boys insisted that we take photos before we ate our meal (what a compliment, obviously they have been in this situation before) I sprinted upstairs, grabbed my rinky dink camera, and snapped this photo before we chowed down. (scallops, tomato pie, salad with goat cheese)
A little out of focus, but what can you do. I was hungry!
Of course earlier in the day the photo itch was too much to handle and I did succumb and snap this picture of the tomatoes before they went in the oven to cook (for 8 hours):
That's more like it.