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Browsing Archive: September, 2011

September 25: Great Danes Dawning

Posted by Katherine Boyd on Tuesday, September 27, 2011, In : Cleveland Weather 

Spent part of Sunday writing a story about these big fellas, Tilly and Madigan.  Both are Great Danes who were adopted from a rescue shelter.

I love writing my stories for cleveland.com.  I get out in the community and meet people who inspire simply through their passions. 

The man in the orange jacket is Doug Hull.  He adopted Tilly and Madigan from the shelter, and it's now his passion to spread the word about it.  

He volunteers one Saturday a month at a local pet shop.  He stands outside wit...
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September 24: Give Me the Goods

Posted by Katherine Boyd on Saturday, September 24, 2011, In : Cleveland Weather 

Not exactly sure what gelato is.  I do know for sure that I love it.

In our town we have a fabulosso little gelato shop. The shop itself can't be more than 10 feet wide by 10 feet long.  But every inch of it is crammed full with sinfully delicious gelato and the customers trying to consume it.

My personal favorite is the dark chocolate.  In this photo it's in the upper right corner.  And you can see it's pretty much gone.  After I took this photo, it was all gone. :) 

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September 23: Painting the Town

Posted by Katherine Boyd on Saturday, September 24, 2011, In : Cleveland Weather 

The fall festivals are in full bloom. 

Clevelanders know there are precious few weeks left where we can comfortably enjoy the outdoors.

So it seems every community around is holding a family fall festival complete with face painting, games and goodies.  I'll show you some of those goodies tomorrow.

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September 22: Cleaveland

Posted by Katherine Boyd on Saturday, September 24, 2011, In : Cleveland Weather 

This is Moses Cleaveland.  The guy Cleveland is named after.  And yes, he spelled his name with an "a."

There are many rumors as to why the city is spelled Cleveland not Cleaveland.  The most popular one I've heard is that the big newspaper back in the day dropped the "a" so Cleveland would fit on its front page.  Don't know if that's true, but that's the urban legend.

Anyway, I snapped this photo of Moses today because I think even he is tired of all the rain we've had this year. Especially be...

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September 21: Midges

Posted by Katherine Boyd on Thursday, September 22, 2011, In : Cleveland Weather 

They're back.  And they're everywhere.

Those pesky but harmless little midges are once again littering my door step. They're drawn to the light at night, live their scant 24-hour lives, and then leave their bodies in a heap for me to sweep up in the morning.

I think I only caught one in my mouth and two in my eye as I whisked them into the dust pan this morning.   Great way to start the day.

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September 20: Shiny Orb on the Square

Posted by Katherine Boyd on Wednesday, September 21, 2011, In : Cleveland Weather 

Cleveland's weather has been very London-like lately.  

For days now, we've had an on-and-off fine misty rain. It's horrible on the hair, but makes otherwise dank looking objects shiny and pretty.

This giant granite orb sculpture on Public Square is a perfect illustration of what I mean. Didn't really notice this before, until this week, when its smooth, reflective wet surface caught me eye.

Even on rainy, gray days in Cleveland, nooks of beauty can be found. 

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September 19: My New Bike

Posted by Katherine Boyd on Monday, September 19, 2011, In : Cleveland Weather 

It was love at first sight. 
I heard about all the madness that was surrounding the launch last Tuesday of Missoni for Target.  The Italian fashion house had paired with the retail giant to create a line of inexpensive Missoni designer products.

As I perused the Missoni area on Target.com the "Bicycles and Luggage" section caught my eye.  I clicked on it and then I fell.  Hard.

There was the most striking bike I had ever seen.  (Yes, I know I have simple taste.)  But I just loved the black and w...
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September 18: For Everything a Season

Posted by Katherine Boyd on Monday, September 19, 2011, In : Cleveland Weather 

How does it happen so fast?  How does it change from blistering summer heat and long sunny days to cool evenings and early nightfall?

This weekend marked a jerky swerve to fall.  All the sudden the sky looks like an early fall sky.  The cooler temps forced me to dig out the hoodie buried way in the back on my closest. And I was compelled to box up all my shorts and summer sundresses and store them in the basement.


But I was excited to see the pumpkins and corn stalks are for sale at m...

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September 17: Fall Art Festival

Posted by Katherine Boyd on Saturday, September 17, 2011, In : Cleveland Weather 

Found these cute little fellas at a Fall Arts Festival today. The weather was absolutely perfect.  About 65 degrees with full sun and a slight breeze.

The art festival was packed with folks seemingly happy to be outside enjoying the fresh air. Another day I'd like to bottle and save. 

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September 16: The Great Pumpkin

Posted by Katherine Boyd on Saturday, September 17, 2011, In : Cleveland Weather 

Checked on the pumpkin in the garden today.  He's turning a beautiful shade of orange.  He's round and full and smooth. Only a month more till he'll be grinning from my front stoop.

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September 15: Living in a Fishbowl

Posted by Katherine Boyd on Saturday, September 17, 2011, In : Cleveland Weather 

Wanted to give you an update on the fish my son caught during the Goldfish Grab at Westlake pool last month.

Amazingly, only one fish has passed on to that big, clean fishbowl in the sky. So we still have eight fish left.
The little critters actually seem very happy to be crammed together in this one little thrift shop find.  Further proof that the best things in life are free. Or, almost free.  The fishbowl did cost me $2.

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September 14: Walking in the Rain

Posted by Katherine Boyd on Friday, September 16, 2011, In : Cleveland Weather 

It was a very wet walk into work today.  East Fourth Street actually had about an inch of water pooled in the north-side of the street. 

Felt very lucky to be sporting my tall rubber boots, black trench and bucket hat.  

Stupid rain.

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September 13: Simmering Mad

Posted by Katherine Boyd on Wednesday, September 14, 2011, In : Cleveland Weather 

Yes, I missed an entire week of blogging.  Sorry!  I have truly been overwhelmed with work, writing, gardening and the kiddos heading back to school.  Mea culpa.

Anyhoo,  over the weekend, as I stared loathingly at the growing mound of nearly rotting tomatoes that had taken over my kitchen counter, I snapped.  

I feverishly grabbed my chef's knife, giant soup pot, and largest cutting board and went bonkers.  I sliced and sliced and sliced until every single one of those darn tomatoes was reduce...

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September 4: Gone Fishin'

Posted by Katherine Boyd on Monday, September 5, 2011, In : Cleveland Weather 

The bench behind my hubby says "Carpe Diem" which in Latin means "Seize the day." It doesn't mean "Seize the carp" as my son claims.  

And it doesn't make sense anyway since this isn't a carp, it's a catfish.  A teeny, tiny catfish.  But as you can see from Hubby's big smile, the size matters not nearly as much as the pride and joy of catching something and reeling it in.

"Carpe catfish." 

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September 3: Dog Days of Summer

Posted by Katherine Boyd on Saturday, September 3, 2011, In : Cleveland Weather 

The Westlake pool literally went to the dogs today.  

It was the outdoor pool's annual Dog Days of Summer event, where dogs and their people get to swim in the pool.  

I don't know who was more excited, the dogs or their owners.  The dogs were grinning.  The people were grinning.  It was a stitch.

Only sad thing is this marks the end of the pool season.  At 4 o'clock today the pool officially closes till next year.  

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September 2: The Great Food Truck Race

Posted by Katherine Boyd on Saturday, September 3, 2011, In : Cleveland Weather 

Right now, food trucks are all the rage across the U.S. They're also really popular here in Cleveland.

This is the first food truck I ever came across.  Back in the fall, DimandDensum rattled their food truck up to Touch Supper Club one late Thursday night.  All the bar patrons went running out to greet it.  I had no idea why.

Until I tasted their thai wrap.  And then I, too, became an instant cult member of food trucks.

So today when I saw DimandDensum downtown on Public Square at lunch time, I...

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September 1: Morning Constitutional

Posted by Katherine Boyd on Saturday, September 3, 2011, In : Cleveland Weather 

This is part of my morning constitutional.  "What is a constitutional?" you ask.  "Sounds like you're constipated."

No, I'm not.  And a constitutional has nothing to do with one's ability to, er, go.  A constitutional is a quiet, thoughtful walk outside.  A way of getting one's thoughts together for the day ahead.

So this is the way I walk from my parking garage to my office each morning.  And on late summer mornings like this, seeing this pretty little scene brings me joy. #happyincle
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August 31: Getting Saucy

Posted by Katherine Boyd on Saturday, September 3, 2011, In : Cleveland Weather 

O.K. O.K. I'm sure you are sick and tired of hearing about my tomatoes.  But the darn things are all I can think about. They're everywhere I look in my kitchen and they're really stressing me out.

I don't want to waste them.  And I don't want them to get moldy.  But there's only so much marinara sauce, salsa and brochette I can take.  And now my neighbors don't even want them.

So, I'm spending another evening making sauce.  At least it looks pretty.  And makes the house smell really good.  

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August 30: 1 Tomato, 2 Tomato, 3 Tomato, 4

Posted by Katherine Boyd on Thursday, September 1, 2011, In : Cleveland Weather 

Honestly, I'm running out of places to put all my tomatoes. I have them on the window sill. I have them in big bowls on the counter. I have them on big platters on the kitchen table. 

We're using them as fast as we can in as many ways as possible.  I made pasta sauce and bruchette. My hubby made salsa and loves to eat them raw. We use them on pizza and gave some to the neighbor.  

I waited all summer for these beauties and now they're here but there are so many I feel overwhelmed. What a splend...

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