Sunday, August 29, 2010

Dog Watering

The Minato Ward City Azabu Regional City Office never disappoints! Look what I found this morning in Arisugawa Park while watering Pippi! Admittedly it is a bit inappropriate to allow dogs to drink from the fountains (but it sure is cute!). Fortunately Pippi prefers the spigot below or, better yet, the basin catching the run off.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Separated at Birth?

Turns out my sister has a green thumb. Who knew??? This is one of several white eggplants my sister grew on her terrace atop a tall apartment building in the middle of a major US city. Isn't it absolutely perfect? In addition to lots of lettuce and arugula that preceded my visit, conventional purple eggplants, green peppers, zucchini (nice flowers) and a bumper crop of tomatoes were also nurtured (and eaten) by the urban gardener. My sister is definitely a woman of many talents!

Imagine our surprise when we chanced upon the above display in the egg section at one of the many Whole Foods in the vicinity of my sister's home. Chicken, duck, quail and now ... ostrich! Eggplant and egg separated at birth or connected in name only???