After the scorching week and monsoon it turned out to be a glorious weekend. Our tomato and basil plants are flourishing and the rest of our garden is as well.
I met up with some capoeira friends from the neighborhood last night for salsa dancing at 739 Lounge on Franklin. Mendel showed up a little later with his bongos (there were other guys there with drums). It was great - live percussion to go along with the songs!
As I sit and type this post, our neighbors are having a little fiesta on their deck. There is at least one percussionist, 2 guitars, an egg shaker, and many singers, all of whom are really quite good. We cooked up some burgers after a busy day and now are enjoying a free (and very fun) concert. I’m feeling very fortunate right now for the awesome neighbors we have on both sides.
Our backyard is looking quite green:
Kyla returns home this coming week! Finally!!
It has been a scorcher the past couple of days here in NYC. We had torrential downpours today, however, which meant that I didn’t have to water the plants! I can’t wait for us to get a hose outside so that watering becomes a much easier task.
We miss Kyla. She is the photo taker, story writer, all around observer, and glue that keeps all those around her together. I promise I will update the blog this weekend/week with pictures and stories.
Kyla arrived in Seoul! (she is greatly missed here at Witkem)
Last night we ate chicken from a Caribbean joint in the hood and cooked up some farmer’s market veggies. It was a cool but gorgeous night out - breezy enough so there were no mosquito problems. Mel has two new hoops - with LED lights. It is mesmerizing to watch her do her thing. Our neighbors had shabbat dinner outside on their deck. Motorcyclists were gunning their engines. It was a night to enjoy the out doors.