Being Local

Local acquaintances
The woman behind the counter smiled and said, "It's been a long time."

"Happy new year. How are you?" I replied.

We've been eating at this Mexican restaurant in Princeton for a few years. The restaurant has a sister establishment in New Brunswick, and the waitress remembers when we used to eat there regularly. That was eight years ago. She's got a good memory.

Local ground

You know you are home when you can sit on the basement floor, eat off the kitchen floor and nap on the front lawn.

Local houses
The spider's body shared the same translucent quality as the jumpseed (Polygonum virginianum) flower. I walked down the lane to another jumpseed population and found the same species of spider making a home on the plant.