Monday, April 23, 2018


A lavender-loving bee girl...she must be after nectar as her pollen pants are bare...

Friday, April 20, 2018

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

Now that this girl is 15 years old--this month, her birthday month!--there is a lot of this: lurking about, standing about...what does she want, one wonders? She's terribly adorable, no matter what! Kiss kiss, Miss Mae!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Sakura Love

The Cherry Blossom Festival at the Japanese Friendship Garden was in March, but because we've had such freaky weather, some of the trees are blooming again (still?). Such loveliness!

A poem by Basho (1644-1694):

A cloud of cherry blossoms;
The temple bell,-
Is it Ueno, is it Asakusa?
How many, many things
They call to mind
These cherry-blossoms!
Very brief –
Gleam of blossoms in the treetops
On a moonlit night.
A lovely spring night
suddenly vanished while we
viewed cherry blossoms

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Koi Koi

A trip to the Japanese Friendship Garden is not complete without a visit with the koi...and how cute is this little girl drawing them?

Monday, April 16, 2018

Kentucky Girl

Rummage sale finds! (The ceramic dish is by Rosemead and is actually QUITE collectible, unbeknownst to me when I purchased it...for 25 cents!)

I am from Kentucky, BTW, so I will be keeping these and adding them to my own collection.