Leon and Helen love to cook and their kitchen shows it. Leon is the main chef and Helen is the family baker. Leon grilled tuna steaks with Greek green beans and Mediterranean style eggplant. He also made a mean frittata for us for breakfast one morning. Helen made a mean cherry and peach pie. Yum, yum!
I just fell in love with these Spanish flower pots on their outdoor wall. Those are petunias growing in the pots. Helen is the gardener in the family. As you can see she has a green thumb.
Here a frog, there a frog, everywhere a little frog. Too cute!
I love this flower. I should have asked Helen for a start of it. She says it is a prolific plant that never stops blooming. Name I don't know.
Jack and Leon kibitzing about the good old days in the army in Germany.
Joann really enjoyed all the flowers on the deck that Helen cares for daily. Joann also enjoyed looking for all the little frogs. Did I already mention the frogs? Helen still works three days a week as a nurse so Monday, Wednesday and Friday she was on the road by 5:00 A.M. to be at work at the Jewish Hospital at 5:30 A.M.
Here is the view of the koi pond with about a dozen fish. The pond has a lovely waterfall that we could enjoy from the guest bedroom window. Did you spot two of Helen's frog statues in this photo? Did I mention already that Helen has an extensive frog collection? Ribbit! Ribbit!