Wednesday, July 31, 2013


Lots and lots of feathers! I find one almost every day. And I love them.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Under the Sea (Redux)

 Back to the aquarium (family in town).

Above are two wolf eels--the one on the right is pregnant, and apparently being upside down is soothing to her (awww...)
 Jellyfish (they are translucent--they are backlit to highlight their, um, internal organs?.
 Love the little fish looking out over whatever that is--it's a live organism (not a "plant,"' in other words) of some sort.
 I love the texture on this dude...
What?!? Dr. Seuss fish...

The Birch Aquarium is lovely and a must-see if you're ever in town--come visit!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Bumper Blueberry Crop

Remember this? Now I have five or six blueberries, a veritable bumper crop! Now maybe I can make TWO pies, right?

Friday, July 26, 2013

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

 Unicorn or Tallulah Mae? You be the judge! (Please note the massive stink-eye directed at me--I was laughing, so...)
 "Blergh, I say!"
{Backing out of the room now...sorry, Tallulah Mae! You are too cute not to mess with...kiss kiss!}

My Little Pony instrument of torture unicorn horn courtesy of Miss D., who saw it at ComicCon and knew that Tallulah Mae would look oh-so-fetching wearing it.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Bird Geek Week: Thursday


"We're gonna to have a birdie party tonight--ALL RIGHT" {sung to the tune of Black Flag's "TV Party"}.

Seven birds at once...too much cute! And in the last photo, this guy is like, "Hey, where did everyone go?"

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Bird Geek Week: Wednesday

The hummingbirds LOVE all of the salvia in the back garden...they will spend 10 minutes visiting almost every flower on the bush. Beautiful!

Be sure to click on photos to see them enlarged...

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Bird Geek Week: Tuesday

Mourning doves in the front yard.

I adore them. They are just lovely, and the fact that they are always so close to each other is too sweet for words.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Bird Geek Week: Monday

A house sparrow enjoying a refreshing bath.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

You know what's really fun? First you "steal" the bag, then you carry it off, THEN you play tug of war. THAT is a good time--it has the Tallulah Mae seal of approval!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Sunny Day Sunset

Usually we get these pretty sunsets in the winter: I guess because it's been extra humid here, this is the reward! (See the teeny tiny moon up there in first photo?)

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Eat, Drink, Repeat

 Vegetarian banh mi at Tiger! Tiger! (and beer, of course!)
 Our fave drinking establishment (or "beer joint," as Vivi would call it), just down the hill from us...
 Beer. Of course.
When you order food, you are given a receipt with a TV character name, which they call out when your food is ready. You can be Weezy Jefferson, Homer Simpson--or the Green Lantern!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013


 This is how I wish I looked at night, at about 2 a.m. {zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz}.
And this is how I've been looking for the past little while: my eyes pop open and then {aaaaaaaaahhhhh}. I'M AWAKE, damn it!

Monday, July 15, 2013


Buttons! A bracelet with bowling pins and a bowling ball! A sweet hand towel with a terrier!
Fab bottle cap trivet! Drink "wrap-arounds"! Happy smiling elephant squeaky toys!
Embroidery transfers! Doilies! A cosmetology textbook filled with marvelous images like those below!
A glamorous gal in a turban...
And this poor hirsute girl...she looks bummed out.
Four frosted state glasses! We're on our way to 50! Two lidded glass jars with cute animals!
Bunnies, people!

This was a fun vintage shopping weekend for us: on Saturday, we went to a garage sale up the street. These guys have a yearly garage sale, always filled with fun things...and it was all half price (plus, we're their neighbors and they like us, so prices are always great).

On Sunday we went to the San Diego Vintage Flea Market, only the third one they've had. Lots of fun, nice and small and filled with good things. We're so used to estate and rummage sales that going to a flea market is a different experience. Most of these things will stay with me (mine mine, my precioussss). That bowling pin bracelet--LOVE!