Wednesday, March 31, 2010

I'm Lookin' at YOU! Skwerl Version

Look closely at McSkwelerson here...he's barking mad, as they say, and his ire seems to be directed at Tallulah Mae.Stanley is unimpressed.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

This Just In: Weird Insect Edition

Chief Foziewisp Inspector Tallulah Mae is on the job. What is it, Inspector T-Mae?
Oh, I see...it's a Phasmatodea: a walking stick bug!
And what's this? A giant fuzzy yellow bee on that same wisteria...
And. Um. What. The. F...? A red velvet ant (oh hey, I could go for a red velvet cupcake right about now). Actually, apparently it's a wingless wasp called Dasymutilla occidentalis (rolls off the tongue, no?)...it's also called a "cow killer." Okaaaayyy...

Monday, March 29, 2010

A Rosy Outlook



The first rose of the season...ahhhhh...it's absolutely lush and luscious (and I love the surprise of the bright yellow bits hidden deep inside. Lovely!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Nonfat Bunny Latte

"Waiter? There's an astonished bunny in my coffee..."

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Bee Nirvana


I think that for bees, wisteria must be like macaroni and cheese/milkshakes/Reece's peanut butter cups/french fries/frosty beer all rolled up into one delectable blossom. That's what I imagine, anyway...

Monday, March 22, 2010

Art Chard


You can't beat good old Mother Nature, can you?

Friday, March 19, 2010

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

Peek-a-boo.
We see you.

Update: The wonky whisker is no more...

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Cat on a Hot Tin...Er, Warm Cement Sidewalk

Nicholas...
...he is happy to see us. (I love how it almost looks as if he is a black cat wearing a fabulous faux fur jacket in a jaunty cocoa color.)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Sunday, Rainy Sunday (Denton Edition)

Destination: Denton, Texas, home of Recycled Books, one of the best used bookstores I've ever been in...
What else was there to see on a rainy Sunday when all other shops were closed? The courthouse.
An Easter display that was supposed to be cute but turned out rather creepy...
Speaking of creepy...
...and disturbing.
Swords were on sale, though...
...and "antique" phrenology heads were abundant.
As were colorful guitars--at the pawn shop, of course.

The end.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Give Us This Day...

This...
...becomes this...
...which becomes this: TOAST!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Bringing New Meaning to "Driving a Lemon"

What do I spy with my little eye on a rainy Texas freeway?
Closer, closer...
It's a giant lemon! Love it!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

Oh, pardon me, Tallulah Mae, so sorry to disturb you, but I was wondering...
Are you quite comfortable?
Good, I'm glad. Carry on.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

A Giant's Game Room?

Hey, look what I spied from the airplane...it looks familiar, although the colors aren't right...hmmm...
I think it's a Twister mat for giants. What does the spinner look like, I wonder? And what do the giants look like when they're in the "left hand on brown, right leg on dark green, right hand on light green" position?

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Dog Bookends

Check out these two, a lovely set of doggy bookends.
Who were riding in the back of a pickup truck. Who barked like mad when they saw Miss Tallulah Mae in the back of our car. She then barked back.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

A Note from My Sickbed

Flower.
Bird.
Cloud.
Tinkerbell.
(These are all more appealing than fever, aches, vomiting...)

Monday, March 8, 2010

Just Call Me Martha

Look at these lovely Araucana eggs...
While I DO love me some chickens, I don't actually own any...but one of B.'s colleagues does, and they lay these lovely green eggs. Please click on the link above: not only are their eggs lovely, but check out the birds themselves. Soooooo cool!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Tallulah-Palooza Friday



Cue melancholy music. "Are you missing out on the cutest dog in the universe?* Ask your doctor if Tallulah Mae is right for you."

*{Speed read in a low monotone: "The views expressed above are from an extremely biased and somewhat Tallulah-obsessed and Tallulah-besotted personage who shall remain nameless. Your results may vary. Side effects: head explosions, compulsion to kiss pink spot on nose, cooing and oohing and ahhing. Time may be wasted staring adoringly at Tallulah Mae. Seek medical help for a head explosion lasting more than four hours as permanent damage may occur. Not recommended for those who intend to get anything productive done."}

Cue music, more upbeat this time. "Tallulah Mae [generic name: caninus cutiecus]. Because life is all too short to not kiss a dog daily."

P.S. Since my blogging mojo is obviously messed up from Monday's brain lapse, why not continue the spree? I tried to schedule this to post on Friday--twice, I tried--and it merrily posted on Thursday night. So, it's Tallulah-Palooza Thursday late evening AND Tallulah-Palooza Friday. Enjoy!