Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Homer Post Five

After a couple of days of loafing, walking on the beach, going to the movies, we are off to tour art galleries.
Lots of great artists around here.  Fun to look and we buy some small things.
Back to the Harrington Cabin and the nature trail around the Pratt Museum.  I am finally clear about the difference between Cow Parsnip and Devils Club.  Seeing them side by side helps.  A lady in the farmers market last Saturday was really confused.  She asked me about all the rhubarb along the roadside. Did I look like an Alaskan?  I knew that what she was looking at was cow parsnip. The leaves all do look similar.
William looks good beside this old gnarly conk
Along the forest trail at the Pratt they had a lot of natural installation art. William got some ideas for decorating his forest.
Grandbabies could help with this as the sand and stones are changeable

Sand Man
Back to the native plants at the front of the Pratt. So pretty and so many in bloom.

No cow parsnip or Devils Club here, just the smaller cuter plants.
 Since we had just a small lunch, we shared a leftover sandwich 1/2 and a few baby carrots, we went to dinner early at the fancy dinner restaurant Cafe Cups.  This place has great food.  But you need to go sometime when it is not crowded.  We chose 5PM. After we shared an appetizer of steamer clams, I had a fish dish, yellow eye rockfish.
William had lamb.

A great time was had by all.
We have a table reserved later at AJ's Steakhouse to celebrate the solstice with Hobo Jim, a genuine Alaskan balladeer. Right next to the RV park. Happy Solstice to you all.

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