Monday, September 30, 2013

Wacky Tractor

The man down the street with this cool red tractor has recently done this. He keeps busy! 

P.S. That's not a real man...

Friday, September 27, 2013

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

"If you're happy and you know it, fold your ears...if you're happy and you know it, fold your ears...if you're happy and you know it then your tongue will surely show it, if you're happy and you know it, fold your ears."

A friendly fall Friday message brought to you by Tallulah Mae, sponsored by the National Happy Ear Foundation.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Flame On

Quite possibly the coolest mailbox ever!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013


Look at this beauty--he was making quite a racket up there on the telephone pole. Loveliness...

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Fall Fell; Fall Food

Yum! A yellow lentil stew with squash and chard. It's colorful, it's nutritious, and it's delicious! (Thank you, Chef B.!).

Monday, September 23, 2013

Random Heart, Tallulah Mae Edition

See it? Her legs and chest form a perfect heart.

I didn't pose her--she lies like this all the time. Here she is on cereal and coffee alert.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

Tallulah Mae poses with one of her namesakes, Tallulah Bankhead...who is more beautiful? Hmmm...I think I know who I choose (although Miss Bankhead WAS pretty darn cool--and quite scandalous)!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Mystery Globes

Check these out...what ARE they? They are hanging from a neighbors' pergola, and they're cool, and they look like eggplants. But I don't think they are...anyone have any ideas? Do tell!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Come Into My Parlor...

This industrious spider spun this web in my greenery barrel overnight.

I hated to disturb it. But I had to (I didn't kill the spider, just broke her web and she skittered away). Spiders in the garden are a GOOD thing, by the way...

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Aye Aye, Skipper

There were dozens of these sweet little skippers on this lantana this morning...they really do skip!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Rocky Beauty

Lovely rocks on the sand...beautiful!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

Tallulah Mae or black-and-white kangaroo? You be the judge...

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Random Heart: Rock Edition

See it, in the middle, just above the trees?

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Portrait of SKWERL!!!!!! in Tree

Squirrel silhouette (Tallulah didn't even notice it--she thought it was a tree knob. With ears.). He/she stayed perfectly still, right above our heads.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013


I love this looks a bit like a child's toy to me, somehow. Balls!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Raccoon Walk of Fame

This is apparently the Grauman's Chinese Theatre for raccoons...I wonder where the Raccoon Walk of Fame is? It must have little tiny stars for stealing dog food, washing vegetables in fountains, and peering over rooftops scaring the {bleep} out of people.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

Ah, ma belle, tu es le chien le plus mignon du monde. Ma tête a explosé: le KABOOM!

Tallulah Mae looks quite jaunty, doesn't she? She just needs a beret and a striped boatneck shirt to complete her Frenchiness. Cue the accordion!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

What's Pink and Chocolate and Yummy All Over?

Do you know what is delicious? This macaron, that's what! It's raspberry and chocolate, and it is ridiculously good--and pretty, too, even in this demolished condition. It's from Bread and Cie, our fave neighborhood bakery/cafe. A good tea time was had by all this week (hi, Vivi! Miss you already!).

Wednesday, September 4, 2013




 On Sunday, we took a little trip to the countryside--Descanso, to be precise. Our Lady of Light was having its 76th annual pit BBQ. There were clouds, bells, a priest in a cassock, guys dressed up in Olde Timey Westerne Geare, peach and berry cobbler a la mode, line dancing and cowboy hats, and old people in humorous t-shirts (hers says "Cougar," his says "Boy Toy"). Ahem.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Sundown Date

The only thing nicer than an off-scheduled date night with my honey? Watching a glorious sunset over the Pacific from high atop a hotel, sipping cocktails all the while. Life is Sweet!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Ice Cream--It's the Law

It's a national holiday, therefore you MUST eat ice cream--it's the (yummy!) law! Hope you had a nice, relaxing day!

(Full disclosure: this is NOT the ice cream I had today--I actually had this last weekend: non-holiday ice cream!)