Friday, May 25, 2018

Stuff I Collect Fridays

 For obvious reasons, Fridays are now a very difficult day for blogging. I have blogged about Tallulah Mae on Fridays (and many other days) as long as I have been blogging.

Friday could be just another day, but I am trying out a theme: stuff I collect (and there are MANY things I/we collect, but I will run out of collections much sooner than I ever ran out of pix of my sweet girl).

So: these are clothing brushes, meant to brush the lint, etc., off of your clothes before you set out for the day. The green penguin started the whole thing...I found it at an estate sale; B. has added to my collection over the years. I usually get several each Christmas. Fun! (Yes, some of them are politically incorrect...)

 Judgy ladies are judging you!

Thursday, May 24, 2018


Geisel Library with moon (and without!).

Wednesday, May 23, 2018


 This lovely is a Nuttall's woodpecker! We saw (and heard!) him a few weeks ago up on the telephone pole behind our house, but he was extremely busy all along the fence yesterday. So pretty--the red head and the amazing feathers on his back (this is the male; the female doesn't have the red head).

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Master of Disguise

We see you, little lizardo!

Monday, May 21, 2018

Farewell, Tallulah Mae

 Yesterday we said goodbye to Tallulah Mae, one month into her fifteenth year. The very best dog ever, she will be forever missed. I plan to do a more fitting tribute to her when I am able--I cannot at the moment, as I am so very very sad. B. and I were so very lucky to have her for so long. I'm glad I was able to share her here for so many Fridays. Rest in peace, baby girl.

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.