When you have three kinds of clouds coming together and catch the "rat's end" of the storm, you have a good chance of catching a rainbow she says. We ran into this couple at a rest stop on the PA Turnpike. They were coming from a music fest and headed towards another and had paused to see an awesome rainbow. Watch video here.
Anita Chhantyal didn't know why the Nirvana Indian restaurant she and her husband had just relocated to Lafayette HIll from Conshohocken was filling up this opening night. But she suspected that others like your correspondent and his wife, had simply seen the "Nirvana" and "Open" signs draped over the old sign, "The Lucky Dog." The dog's luck must have run out.
Natives of Nepal, Chhantyal and her chef husband, are donating 20% of proceeds the first few days to the Nepalese earthquake relief effort. More than 10000 people died in the disaster, Chhantyal reports, and a niece of hers is recovering from leg injuries.
When they were not pausing for impromptu interviews,two young American waitresses with enthusiasm for Indian food, bustled around filling orders from eager first night patrons.
The Hellerick family prides itself on having the tastiest strawberries in Bucks County, Pennsylvania at their farm near Doylestown. And your correspondent is not one to gainsay them. Along with the weather, Bruce Hellerick attributes tasty strawberries to the farm's exceptional soil, "Abington silt loam.. a good combination of sand, silt and clay" that has a lot of nutrients and micro-nutrients and holds moisture well. Paul Hellerick says a lot of sun in the springtime contributed to the sweetness of the berries. Although the berries were not as plump as we would have liked when we visited, rains that followed our visit likely plumped them up nicely for the next wave of families! Watch video here.
A mother and daughter, Bea Weidner and Emily Linso (not shown in this photo) took time to smell the roses in the bright and fragrant heritage rose garden at Wyck. A national landmark, Wyck, is the ancestral estate of the Wistar-Haines family located in the Germantown section of Philadelphia. Development Director Kristin Hagar (above at table) welcomed people to a "Celebration of the Roses" open house and explained that heritage roses are generally brighter and have a more potent fragrance than modern roses, but last a shorter time. She welcomes the public to nominate locations where a Wyck heritage rose might be planted for the public to enjoy. Video here.