Friday, February 26, 2010

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

It's OK, Tallulah Mae...we ALL know that Johnny Weir was robbed...

Thursday, February 25, 2010

When Life Gives You a Giant Glass Urn...

Fill it with colorful yarn...
And top with a colorful little bird!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Accessorized Apis

I know, I're thinking, "Does she NEVER tire of taking photos of bees?" (Well, actually, no, I don't!). I like this one because it almost looks as if Miss Apis has gone wild with the accessories--including a tiny little red crown--and has ignored Coco Chanel, who famously (hi, B.!) advised us to get totally dressed and then remove one accessory before leaving the house. I, for one, would totally leave on my red tiara...

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Monday, February 22, 2010

Dog Is My Co-Pilot

Wistful dog.
Not-too-happy-to-see-me dog.
Most darling dog.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

Here's Tallulah Mae's audition for the role of "napping contortionist" in Cirque du Soleil's next show, "Chien-nanigans." (Seriously: that is her right rear foot you see there...the left rear leg is stuck out straight and is under her head.) She's got mad skillz!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

When in Doubt... pictures of a beautiful sunset.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Box o' Cuteness

Starring Miss Lulu the Bull Terrier. Apparently she got into this box all by herself, with no human intervention...

Excuse me for a moment while I go and gather up the pieces of my head, which has exploded. From the sheer cuteness of it.

Thanks, DD, for letting me share her with the world.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Summers Past, Summer Last

I just came upon these photos from a sweet day spent last August with Miss Robin at Summers Past Farms, where we enjoyed flowers; bunnies (real and not-real); rusty cans and bicycles; and a lovely day spent with a good friend!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Redbud Buds

I love our Western redbud tree (even though after almost 10 years it's still not much taller than I am). These lovely flowers open on leafless grey branches so the color contrast is striking; next, it will develop lovely heart-shaped leaves.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Bliss, Wedded (25 Years' Worth)

Here's to the next 25 years...the first 25 have truly epitomized "wedded bliss." Happy (extra-special) anniversary to my most extra-special Valentine.

Be Mine

My model and muse, Tallulah Mae.
Take One.
Um, Take Two.

In any case, Happy Valentine's Day from me. And Tallulah Mae. If she could speak. Or knew what Valentine's Day was. Or cared (c.f. photos above).

Friday, February 12, 2010

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

Do you see it?
Someone has a wonky whisker. "Tallulah Wonky Whisker and the Chocolate Factory"? Actually, she reminds me of this guy:I'm just sayin' ...

She IS just the world's cutest, isn't she? (I'm not biased or anything!)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Berry Good

Check out the little Xs on the end of them...cute! And the disfigured leaf is caused by the eugenia psyllid, little bugger!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Trailer Park Love (Hey, Maybe HBO Could Make a Series with that Title)

I have a sincere affection for trailer parks...well, maybe it's "mobile home communities" that I'm fond of, perhaps not Bubba and Wanda Jo's trailer park.

Anyway, it always seems as if there are a bunch of sweet little old folks living in them. And they often decorate the front of their homes. Like this. It's marvelous!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Leaning Tower of Root Veggies

Oh yeah, all of these bad boys went into a winter veggie chowder. Yum!

P.S. B. was the creator of this veggie masterpiece, as well as the creator of the chowder.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Some (More) Dogs We Know and (Heart)

Stella: Golden eyes. Mauve nose. White toes. Very sweet girl.

Goofy: Tall. Elegant. Long of snout. Crazy obsessed with playing fetch.
Domino: Darling. Sleek. Pinky ear interiors. Wrinkly forehead. Swirly, never-still mass of puppy energy.Stanley: Sweet. Adorable. Possessor of funny round Labrador feet. Always knows what's in my right pocket (treats!).

Friday, February 5, 2010

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

Tallulah Mae would like to know the answer to that age-old question: "Are we there yet?"

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Tulip Kaleidoscope

The next time you receive some tulips, be sure to look down inside once they've opened a bit...
Who expected to see blue bits inside this red tulip? Cool-o-rama!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The World's Cutest...

...button box! I mean, really! Check it out: deliciously cute colorful wooden beaded handle? Check.
Darling little things (that mushroom...swoon!) on top? Check.
Adorable painting of thread and buttons (and the thread continues on either side)? Check.
Oh yeah! I'm in love. This incredible little cutie--which was, of course, made in Japan; it's so zakka!--was hiding amongst my mom's treasures and she has kindly let me have it. I guarded it with my life as it went through the airport x-ray machine. Button! Box!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

I (Really Really) Heart Cafeterias

OMG, y'all, check it OUT: a tray full of yumminess from the cafeteria line. Oh yeah! Yes, that is macaroni and cheese, and yes, those ARE two pieces of pie. Don't judge me (ha!)!
And even though the photo is blurry, behold the blue jello in a fluted bowl (hi, Vivi!). That's what I'm talkin' about!

Hip hip hooray for the good old-fashioned cafeteria!