My father has been gone 5 years. He died less than 2 weeks after his birthday so the time between the two dates has become a time where I think of him often.
The first year, my sister and I went to my favorite hot dog stand from childhood and ate Chicago dogs with fries in his honor.
This year, I was with my nephew and we happened to notice a shop that sold ice cream filled donuts! When the children were little, he had convinced them even if they were full, there was a separate “dessert pocket” in their stomachs so they could always join him for dessert. His favorite dessert was profiteroles and this was basically a giant version of one.
Early morning walk
Central Park, Sam, and Benji
I know we need the rain. I live in the forest where the threat of fire is always something to be aware of. This spring has been the first time in the almost three years I’ve lived here that we aren’t in a drought. Today it’s been raining on and off, but mostly on, for ten hours with no end in sight if you look at the weather app. I tried unsuccessfully to capture the ⚡️⚡️lightning bolts earlier this week and again tonight. These are the best of the attempts.
Zoomed in on the moon
Moon (left) with Jupiter
Moon (left) with Jupiter Zoomed in on Jupiter
Javi Báez Anthony Rizzo
The Cubs played three games in Denver. The first was a close one with a sad outcome. The next two were lopsided 10-3 and 10-1 finishes with one win and one loss. Win or lose, I’m a Cubs fan for life!