Upstate June

Took a trip upstate to see the fam and an ultra sick grampa

my dad's dad was a plumber for the City of Hornell and then did code enforcement for Hornell and Canisteo.  Then after retirement he went into the private sector and started a plumbing business with our uncle.  He had a stint as a semi truck driver for a little bit before that.
picked up Jen from binghamton in the parents BMW Z3
literally 100 yards over the Pennsylvania border at a gas station.  Fireworks are illegal in New York

the parents pond they made a few years ago is an entire eco system now.  TONS of frogs, dragon flies, bugs of all sorts, plant life, and even a great blue heron(we think)

lighting bugs

smaller different species of frog

flashlight reflecting off pond into far away trees

parents getting complete kitchen renovation done.  Helped them paint in between the contractor's cabinet installation
moms needed a better photo for school cuz Brody is one of their 3 therapy dogs.  What a well trained guy, he was easily the easiest dog to photograph.  He sat there a few minutes without fussing at all.

Therapy Dogs International - Paws Awhile For Love
picking herbs from the garden for BBQ time

corn, ribs, zucchini, peppers, baby bella mushrooms
maybe this isn't news, but i saw this done in Japan at a BBQ.  I'm sure they were different mushrooms cuz they were filled to the brim with their own juices but these baby bellas filled with natural juice, butter, garlic and various herbs was pretty awesome, a flavor i've never had or imagined before.  I was pretty chuffed I must say.
laying in our hay field on a clear night

testing out some illegal goods from Pennsylvania.

from up on Raish Hill where the clover pops up as soon as the path is mown.