Thursday, May 17, 2018


So happy to see this lovely carpenter bee. We used to see them all the time, but they seem to be much rarer these days, alas. They are solitary and make nests in wood, bamboo, etc. Love them! They pollinate just like our friends the honeybee girls.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018


The fountain is the place to be right now...earlier a crow put something (a cracker, I think) into the fountain, and then this lovely--I think it is a Lesser Goldfinch--and a smaller bright yellow bird were hanging out. The doves visited, too...ah, springtime!

Purple and Blue

Spring in SoCal means jacarandas in bloom. So pretty! (These are trees best admired on someone else's property as they are very messy!)

(This is Tuesday's blog post...I forgot to hit "publish," oops!)

Monday, May 14, 2018

Travel Buddy

This LARGE cutie pie was at the Phoenix airport yesterday--he is a "Navigator Buddy" and is intended to help travelers be less stressed. Cute!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Happy Mother's Day 2018

Happy Mother's Day to my sweet mommy--cheers! I love you!

Friday, May 11, 2018