Monday, April 27, 2015

Give Me a Sign

I love a good vintage sign...sometimes simple is best.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

Just another day in the red chair, right, Tallulah Mae?

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Postcards from...

...Europe! We celebrated our thirtieth wedding anniversary in Europe over almost 3 weeks, and it was amazing. It's taken me several months to sort of digest it. I can totally understand now why the Grand Tour was such an important rite of passage for upper-class young people during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Travel, it changes you...

So, Florence (that's il Duomo up there, which takes one's breath away); Paris (la Tour Eiffel needs no introduction!); and London (beloved city, the only one we've visited before).

I think I'll dub Thursdays "Travel Thursdays" for the next little while so I can share my (many many MANY) photos with you, oh treasured blog readers, without overwhelming the blog. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Spring Greetings from...

Pretty little early Spring visitors blooming in February in...a place I'll blog about tomorrow! Stay tuned!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015


Who knew gophers were so into symmetry...I feel like this might be some sort of Earth Art attempt by our rodential "friends." Thankfully, this is NOT our yard!

Monday, April 20, 2015

RIP, Ricky Lizardo

If you're squeamish, be warned: a deceased reptile is below (but it's not gross, just no longer alive).

The naturalist in me is really interested and wanted to examine him, while the animal lover in me is a wee bit sad. He does look like he died peacefully, he just lay down, rolled over, put his little lizard hand on his abdomen, and breathed his last. 

He's beautiful, with those blue spots...and he definitely has been around the block--note that he is missing his tail. For those who don't know, lizards can drop their tails as a defense mechanism. This is called caudal autonomy: when threatened, the lizard can detach its tail; the tail keeps wriggling (ewww) as a way to hopefully distract the predator and give the lizard a chance to get away. Cool, yes? (And admittedly a bit disturbing...).

Rest in peace, little lizard! There are lots of crickets and not cats in lizard heaven.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

Hello, Tallulah Mae. May I help you?

My sweet goofy girl...