Oh, man, it was hot today. When the cloud cover is light there’s simply nothing to do but feel the heat. Which I did, as I rode Uptown to meet R. for lunch. After a lovely meal with good food and good company I got on my bike–the hot seat reminded me of at least one good reason not to wear skirts and ride–and headed toward the river to help N. move something heavy. I noticed this wonderful garden as I pedaled along Cadiz. I had never noticed before how there were plants growing on the roof of these outdoor structures. Upon closer inspection I noticed the rain barrel collecting from that same roof, several different raised beds growing vegetables as well as what must have been some truly delightful sunflowers (that season’s pretty much over–I miss them already), some small trees, and other greenery. This is the playground of Samuel J. Green Charter School–how cool is that? I wonder what they do with it in the spring semester. I know what I’ll be doing then–complaining about the cold and wishing for precisely a day like this, where riding around means seeing gardens like this and friends like M. who, along with her lovely-eyed friend L., invited me on that porch for water and shade. Lazy summer, don’t fail me now!
What a difference some lattitude makes. We’re just now getting those sunflowers. Didn’t take a ride today, but ran along the Lochsa River for a few hours, then soaked in the Bergdorf hot springs. Hit happy hour at the Forester’s for a 16oz Old Rasputin and home for the evening.
Some struggle with retirement. But not all.
Read the article about the school and it is amazing what progress has been made. Ava Lee, principal is a new hero on the front lines. Just like you.
Neat…I am a huge fan of edible landscaping. I am also happy to see that they are utilizing an older school structure instead of some modern edifice that costs the taxpayers millions and will be in poor condition in less than a decade.