Friday, May 31, 2013

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

Tallulah Mae is all set for Comic-Con! She refuses to see The Great Gatsby in 3-D, however--she thinks that's just dumb.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Jacaranda Defense Society

I think I was a wee bit harsh on the jacaranda tree yesterday (although the flowers ARE sticky and they DO smell like pee!). Here are two lovely specimens in my neighborhood.

And you really MUST click here...just gorgeous (but hold your nose!).

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Purple Confetti

Jacaranda flowers...lovely trees, lovely flower confetti on the ground. But they are also, as my mom likes to call them, the trees from hell: they drop their flowers, which are very sticky, everywhere (and in my opinion, the dropped flowers smell like cat pee). But they ARE pretty!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Bathing Beauties

I can watch them all day...they stick their little heads under the bubbling water and shake shake shake.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Friday, May 24, 2013

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

Hi, hello, howdy, how are you, Tallulah Mae?

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Party On

Are you ready for the long weekend? These teens are...look at the guy with the kerchief and guitar (I do love the red-and-white cups, I have to say). Of course, this comes from a--wait for it--Carnation booklet, full of tips for teens.
I'm hard at work on that elephant cake...come on over for a cookout, won't you please? Tofu hot dogs for everyone!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Size Doesn't Matter

 This mockingbird sat in our tree and made a racket for about half an hour--and not a lovely run-through of vocal stylings, but a harsh sound. Over and over. And over.
Until this hummingbird chased him away.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Peony Love

I will always blog about them because they entrance me...the way they evolve from tight bud to magnificent ruffles, the color variations, the scent (like a delicious soap) that permeates the entire house. PEONIES: they rock!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Bowl o' Yum

I present to you: sugar snap pea minestrone with poached egg. Yum! Thank you, Chef B.!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

 Whatcha doin', Tallulah Mae? Hangin' out?
Hangin' out under the breakfast nook table, waiting for any food, anything at all...

Please excuse the newspaper mess up there--we subscribe to two daily papers and it is hard to keep up with them...

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Wings Over America

Anyone who knows me knows that I am DEATHLY afraid of flying--the fear waxes and wanes, but it's always there--but I do have to say that it is truly remarkable to look down on the sun setting. (The last photo doesn't do it justice--the sun was blood red and hung there for about 3 minutes.)

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

In the Pink

In the pink, in my garden.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Sun City Wildlife

 Hello bunny!
 Hello little bunnies!
 Hello baby doves (I have never seen them before!).
Hello quail! (Hard to photograph because they are sooooo fast.)

Wildlife at the 55-and-over apartment complex--wild!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Winner! It's Audrey (and Samantha)

These two ladies are sooooo pleased to announce that Audrey Hepburn is the clear winner...most of you picked her as your favorite fashion icon/person to hang out with. I had a hard time choosing myself...I adore Audrey (Sabrina makes me swoon, as does Funny Face--"Take the picture, take the picture!"), but I have to say Louise Brooks would have been a kick to know.

The winner of the giveaway-- selected by our friend the Random Number Generator--is Samantha, who oh-so-sweetly commented that she named her daughter after Audrey. Thanks for all who's really fun, isn't it? I truly wish I could give something to all of you! So I will! If you enter the code "SMSGIVEAWAY15," into the coupon code area of my Etsy shop, SewBettyAndDot, you'll get 15% off your entire purchase through the end of June. Thanks to everyone, and thanks too for following my blog.

Ta ta until next time!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day, everyone! That's my cute mommy up there in the 1970s...look at that smile.

I love you, Vivi Sue!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Tallulah-Palooza Friday


Do you know what's LOTS AND LOTS AND LOTS of fun? Ripping a bunch of newspapers to shreds. Yay!