Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Monday, October 24, 2016

Take a Hike (I Did)

 On Saturday, I went for a hike in Mission Trails Regional Park. So nice to have a park relatively close by with multiple hiking trails.

 Jimsonweed--the fave of idiots trying to get high by smoking it; it's actually quite poisonous (and pretty!).

 A gorgeous California Live Oak--there was a beehive somewhere in the trunk--lots of loud buzzing.

 This is the Old Mission  Dam, completed in 1815 at the behest of Father (now Saint) Junipero Serra...it was built with Indian labor. It was one of the first irrigation projects constructed on the west coast of the U.S.

A fun day! Always so nice to get out in nature--rejuvenating, and so important (now more than ever, in this hideous nightmare of an election season!).

Friday, October 21, 2016

Thursday, October 20, 2016


 We love pumpkins around here, and we always try to pick out unusual ones. This warty fellow seemed cool. He's been with us for about 4 days.

I came home on Monday and I thought, "Wow, some dog has come up here and peed on this pumpkin!" Then I realized, um, no, the pumpkin is leaking.
I left it, in part to show B. and in part because I thought that disposal of a rotting gourd might be a two-person job (and it was, BTW).

I looked out to see if the mailman had left anything on the porch and saw that the pumpkin had fallen and could not get up (it also had quite a serious leakage problem).

So, EWWWW! It's now in many pieces in the garbage, having turned black and smelling like fermenting vegetal matter. The flies are enjoying the hell out of it...

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Random Heart, Seed Pod Edition

It's heart week here at Foziewisp (apparently)...this is sort of a heart, sort of the letter "v." I choose heart!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016


Crazy clouds...Also, sort of a heart shape at left?

Monday, October 17, 2016