Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween Cuteness

Tallulah Mae in her Halloween costume. Can you guess what she is (besides adorable)?

She is a matryoshka (nesting) doll. Babushka, babushka {sung in Kate Bush voice}.

(This sweet little dog--she puts up with a LOT from me!)

Happy Halloween, y'all!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Dragon in My Kitchen

File under: weird fruit (again!). This is dragon fruit. It looks like a sort of rubbery artichoke from the outside, and this is the interior. Very pretty. The taste? Meh.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Fun with Foziewisps

 Spooky monster face?
Or weird something (flower?) blown down in the rainstorm last night?

YOU be the judge (Halloween is just around the corner!).

Monday, October 28, 2013

Pumpkin-y Muffin-y

A really easy and yummy pumpkin muffin recipe. But baking cups? They are the devil's work.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Tallulah-Palooza Friday



It takes very little to amuse Tallulah fact, we have a whole basket of purchased toys in which she is really not interested. The object of her affection here?
A piece of the cardboard sleeve from a Starbucks cup, purloined from the recycling basket. She doesn't ever eat it, just chews on it like gum, spits it out, puts it back in for another round. Oh, this dog! Too. Cute!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Ghostly Puppets


Little ghost finger puppets for a friend...

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Eight-Legged Salute

"Hellooooo," says Mr. McSpiderson. He's waving at you AND saluting you. Or does he have a headache? He'd like to remind you that Halloween is almost here.

P.S. That is most assuredly a female spider, a Western Spotted Orbweaver, I believe.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Quoth the Raven...

"...But the raven, sitting lonely on that placid bust, spoke only
That one word, as if his soul in that one word he did outpour.
Nothing further then he uttered; not a feather then he fluttered;
Till I scarcely more than muttered, "Other friends have flown before;
On the morrow he will leave me, as my hopes have flown before."
Then the bird said, "Nevermore."

Or he said, "Hertz #1 Club. 803." Whatever.

With apologies to Edgar Allan Poe.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Teeny Tiny Terrier

Behold BB. He belongs to my mother- and father-in-law, and he is the teeniest little Yorkie you've ever seen. He can almost sit in one of my hands.

He's blurry in the first two shots because he's constantly on the move (except when he was sleeping on B.'s chest, so sweet!)--he's like a hamster on meth. A sweet hamster on meth, but a hamster on meth nonetheless.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

It's a dog's life...

Thursday, October 17, 2013

BBFF (Best Bird Friends Forever)

A hummingbird and a goldfinch,sitting in a tree...wonder what they're tweeting about (ha!).

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The Weekly Bee

Y'all know I just can't resist another life, I will be a beekeeper--or perhaps I was a beekeeper?

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

They're Everywhere!

A random heart? Or a piece of styrofoam stuck in a spider web? It's all how you look at it.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Ba Na Na

Every time I see these banana flowers--which look like alien I-don't-know-whats--I'm amazed...and then look at all of the bananas!

Nature: it rocks!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

Roll, roll, roll...what?

Tallulah Mae truly enjoys a good roll. She kicks her legs out, which you can sort of see in the first photo, and there are often little urfy noises that accompany this. And at the end, she's all, "I was rolling around, so what--there's nothing to see here, move along..." {Kiss, kiss, kiss, what?}

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Neighborhood Picasso

OK, how charming is this? Someone has tacked up their kid's artwork on the outside of their house. These look to be Halloween themed. I love Narla!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Today in Foziewispishness

Recent acquisitions that are not feathers--it's molting season, so the feathers have been ridiculously abundant. I have no idea what the spiny thing is at left--it has some seeds rattling inside. Beside it is what's left after a magnolia blooms. The two bottoms things are, obviously, pinecones; the one on the right comes from a Norfolk pine.
I love the incredibly symmetrical dots on the middle part of the magnolia thingy (technical term).

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Monday, October 7, 2013

Hebe, Hebe Bee

This is a pretty hebe plant in my backyard. Ms. Apis was busily working the tips of each stamen--I could watch bees all day...probably better for my mental health than this computer!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

In the first photo, Tallulah Mae is trying to get the tuna can to levitate out of the pantry...

In the second photo, she is trying to make her bowl--being filled with the water from the tuna can--levitate over to her tray. RIGHT NOW!

Honestly, she is so smart that when you say "fish," she goes and stares at the pantry. If she had opposable thumbs...

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Mystery Solved!

 Remember this post? Turns out they are NOT squirrel spy cameras, but instead are passion fruit. I actually saw a flower on the vine today, very similar to this one, only white.

I nicked one (it was on the sidewalk!) and cut it open--the smell was heavenly!
 Random heart!
I didn't eat it--I have a problem with ooey-gooey slimy textures, so this was not for me. But it's quite cool!