Friday, April 30, 2010

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

The other day I was walking from the office to the kitchen and I glanced over and saw...this.
Tallulah Mae was just sitting there, in the middle of the floor...Why? Who knows! (But it cracks me up!)

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Weedy Beauty

Ample proof that even weeds can be beautiful--just NOT in my yard (damn it!). BTW, this is not my yard...thank goodness, 'cause that's a LOT of weeds!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Open Sesame

Some flowers are just as interesting before they bloom as they are once they're fully open, don't you think?

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Sometimes You Just Need . . .

OK, dearest blogosphere, fill in the blanks with your ideas in the comments (PG-rated, of course! Hee hee).

I'll go first: Sometimes you just need . . . a bloody mary! Oh yeah . . .

Monday, April 26, 2010

Bug Interior Monologues

"Take me to your leader."
"Blorpety blorpety blorpety..."
"Help, I've fallen and I can't get up!" (Check out Mr. McStubberson's little legs...)
"Ehn ehn ehn. Must. Make. It. To. Top."

Friday, April 23, 2010

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

Hey, Tallulah Mae! Let's do the Hokey Pokey, OK?
You put your left foot put your left foot out, um...
Come on now...right foot in?
Oh good grief...never mind!

P.S. This girl DOES have a supersized tongue, doesn't she!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Dogs in Cars: Redux

Or not...stoicly waiting for mommy's return (I love how it looks as if the Virgin Mary is levitating right in front of the dog's nose...funny!).
Baroo? (If you don't know what that means, you must go to Cute Overload and find out. It's OK--I'll wait...Good, you're back!
Rusty and Spanky here were also on high alert. Funnily enough, both of these cars were parked in the same spot at Trader Joe's: the two dogs were there when we went in, and Miss Burly McMastiff up top was there when we came out. Dogs!!!! In cars!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Garden WTFs, Times Two

Exhibit A: my most productive rosebush with the most fragrant flowers, as seen above... looks like this. Overnight. I wonder why?
Gophers!!!! The little mofos ate all of the roots away. Damn it!
Exhibit B: remember yesterday's post about my nutty artichoke plant? Well, it is still green, still thriving, still producing, but...
...this is what it looks like from the side. It's fallen over (and obviously it can't get up!). Weird...maybe the weight of the artichokes made it fall over (although they didn't cause it to do that last year). Oh well! As long as the gophers don't destroy it...

Monday, April 19, 2010

They're Baaack!

My crazy artichoke plant has done it again! Such a pretty plant, yes? And sooooo delicious. However, stay tuned tomorrow for an update on this plant (and my favorite rose bush, too)...

Friday, April 16, 2010

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

Hey, run and get out your Webster's and look up "stink eye"--this picture is right beside it.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Renaissance on My Table

Aren't these tulips lovely? They are especially beautiful when they sort of flop open, I think. They remind me of a Renaissance painting. Tallulah Mae is admiring them as well...

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Les Fleurs

All from the same plant, a buddleia (which is now about seven feet tall!). Despite its common name, butterfly bush, I haven't ever seen a butterfly anywhere near it...

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

My 800th Post!!!!!!

Whaaaaaat? How is that possible? In honor of this milestone, I hereby declare today "Tallulah-Palooza Tuesday."

Monday, April 12, 2010

Tell Us How You REALLY Feel

Please please please NO political discussion here...this post is not about the Obamas at all but rather the utter fabulousness of the portraits themselves, which stopped me in my tracks last week. No matter who these subjects were, you've got to love the wholehearted commitment of the homeowner. I do wonder what the neighbors think, although it would make giving directions easy: "Yeah, you turn left on Pine Street, right at the ginormous Obamas, we're the second house on the left..."

Friday, April 9, 2010

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

A drama, in four acts, starring Tallulah Mae.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

The Easter Bunny Recycles

Hey, what's this? Why, it's my Easter basket! Hmm...I do love me some beer, for sure, but I'm not particularly a fan of Miller...
But look more's not filled with beer...
Each slot is filled with assorted wonderful goodies, including multiple chocolate bunnies...
...and three of these, my newest collection (to be blogged about more thoroughly at another time). They're children's clothing brushes...way cute, yes? The Easter Bunny was VERY good to me! And very green, too, using that beer carrier...

P.S. The other Easter Bunny, the one who lives in sunny Arizona, was also very kind to me: cute Easter goodies AND two big bags of my bête noire, M&Ms (yummmmmmm).

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Check out this stripey reminds me of ribbon and candy (ribbon candy?).

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Something Else I Made

Finger puppets! Delightfully, um, "naive"? "Rustic"? "Whimsical"? (Quickly sewn together while watching "America's Next Top Model"?)

Monday, April 5, 2010

Introducing: Zoe

Who is this with the sweet pink nose?
Why, it's Miss Zoe! She's actually much cuter than these photos reveal, but she wouldn't stay still for long...she belongs to a sweet neighbor, who rescued this darling girl (she found her on Petfinder). She is exceedingly darling, don't you think?