Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Star in the Sky

Love the star atop this old sign...amazingly, it is still a Chinese restaurant, at least 60 years on...

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Flying Survivor

Check out this girl/guy: Even with ripped and tattered wings, he/she keeps on keeping on! (I think it's an alfalfa butterfly, but I'm not sure.)

Monday, October 20, 2014

Pumpkin Palooza

On Saturday Robin from Various and Sunday and I made a little trip down to Imperial Beach to Pumpkin Palooza, held at the very cool Suzie's Farm. Suzie's Farm is an organic farm that supplies vegetables to many of the city's restaurants.

There was music, food (pumpkin chili from the God Save the Cuisine food truck, yum!), and fun: pumpkins and chickens enjoying pumpkins! Y'all know I loves me a chicken...

A good time was had by all--including the chickens.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

It's that thing, you know, when you're rolling around wildly and your ear turns inside out...HATE it when that happens, don't you, Tallulah Mae?

Thursday, October 16, 2014

When Life Hands You a Bunch of Not-Very-Tasty Apples...

...make applesauce! Yum! Six pounds of apples cooks down to these four jars. Easy-peasy! I recommend it...the applesauce tastes so fresh and you can sweeten it as much (or in our case, as little) as you like.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


We bought a milkweed plant at the farmer's market on Saturday, complete with three monarch butterfly caterpillars.

The biggest one was hanging in a "J" shape, not moving, and I thought it was ill, so I tried to "help" it. Unbeknownst to me, it was getting ready to pupate and form a chrysalis...which we actually watched (one of the most amazing things to see, truly). That's it on the bottom.

One of my caterpillars died a rather gruesome death: it was parasitized by flies (ewwww....gross!).

The last one is busily eating and getting MUCH bigger, so fingers crossed it turns into a chrysalis too. I'm obsessed with them and check on them every half hour or so. I could sooo easily have become a lepidoperist. Second (or third or fourth, in my case) career?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Pink and Grey

Can't get enough of these tinted clouds...