Monday, July 27, 2009

Gideon'z Gold

The kid's name is Gideon and this is his honey. He lives in Riverdale and tends the hives with the help of his father. I asked him how his honey is so light and he said the he lets his bees work with white flowers, only. Funny kid.

Check out the honeycomb logo on his label--he said he and his father came up with that on their own. Isn't that a good one? The "G"s formed by the cells of the comb and using a "z" instead of an "s" to make you think "buzz." (Yeah, I explain jokes, too, just in case you don't get the obvious.) Clever kid.

I found this sticky gold at the Ogden Farmer's and Art Market a couple of Saturday's ago. They sold out and weren't there the next Saturday, but rest assured they have my name and phone number to call me when they have a new harvest. The honey tastes as sweet and refreshing as it looks, with a message from the wild flowers still attached to the background. Really, really good honey. Very enterprising and cute kid.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The Three "O"s

Ogden's Own Obon.

And the Taiko Drummers?
Oh-so fantasutikku!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Ogden Buddhist Obon Festival This Saturday

THAT'S TOMORROW, FOLKS! Saturday, July 18, 2009 4-10 pm. I'm a bit slow on the uptake here and I regret that, because this is one of my favorite Ogden summer activities! It's usually in August. I had to surf for these pictures, but I will be there for sure taking some of my own to post later.

Food, dancing, drumming, fun in the sun!

It's hot.

Obon (お盆) or just Bon (盆) is a Japanese Buddhist custom to honor the departed (deceased) spirits of one's ancestors. This Buddhist custom has evolved into a family reunion holiday during which people return to ancestral family places and visit and clean their ancestors' graves, and when the spirits of ancestors are supposed to revisit the household altars.

Also called the Feast of Lanterns, it has been celebrated in Japan for more than 500 years and traditionally includes a dance, known as Bon-Odori.
Taiko means "drum" in Japanese (etymologically "great" or "wide drum"). Outside Japan, the word is often used to refer to any of the various Japanese drums (和太鼓, 'wa-daiko', "Japanese drum", in Japanese) and to the relatively recent art-form of ensemble taiko drumming (sometimes called more specifically, "kumi-daiko" (組太鼓)).

Ogden Taiko Drummers rock and rattle the earth when they get going. You can feel it rumble in your chest just as you sit, watch and listen.

Ogden Buddhist Church -
155 North St, Ogden - (801) 392-7132

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Bigger Than A One-Horse Town

Hi-yo Multi-color and away!

Yes, I know. If you live here, you've seen these painted wonders already, all over the downtown streets...the flowerey one, the pink and purple harlequin one, the marble-looking one that, if you were a receptionist at a countertop manufacturer in the 70s, would look more like "classic onyx" to you, the outdoor adventure one...and with any horse sense you can imagine what the other 90 or so horses might look like.

This is my favorite--a cash cow counterpart.

And then my next favorite:

Let's get both sides of this one.

"Steeds, steeds, what steeds! Has the whirlwind a home in your manes?"
Nikolay Gogol

Monday, July 13, 2009

If George Jetson Didn't Design This...

Who did?

And will you be my friend and help me with my next Atomic Tea Party?

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Pan Handlers Closing

Oh say it ain't so!

But, my daugther called me here in Montana to tell me they had some good close-out deals, so you might want to get down there in the next little bit.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Ben Lomond The Brave

What other high school has a Bagpipe Corps for their school band? Even when one lone student goes out at lunch to practice, the sound of those drones is quite stirring, don't you think?