Tuesday, September 30, 2014


Lovely clouds--so many gradations of grey there...

Monday, September 29, 2014

Upside-Down Stanley

Ta-da: Stanley, upside down (angling for a belly rub, mais oui). Sweet boy!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

Bird's-eye view (notice the blurry tail--it's wagging!)...she's long and lean! Kiss kiss, darling girl!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Remember Me Thursday

Remember Me Thursday is a worldwide event to raise awareness about the 3.4 million--please let that horrific number sink in--pets who were euthanized last year.

Tallulah Mae came from Helen Woodward Animal Center, so we have a very special place in our heart for rescue dogs. I hope you do too!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Nursery Views

So nice to stroll around a nursery on a sunny September morning!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Fantastic Foliage

Just glorious: the top two photos are coleus leaves, and the bottom one is a photo of caladium foliage. Mother Nature, she rocks!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Random Heart

Fun to look down and see this random heart greeting me as I hiked a trail on Saturday...

Friday, September 19, 2014

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

Behold the wonder of the fuzzy muzzle and shiny dog lip!
 Feast your eyes upon the perfect doggy nose and bright eyes!
Check out the...um...hmm...lazy dog? Lounging canine? Tallulah Mae en repose? (We have a partial tail tuck here; sometimes it is tucked all the way in--so cute!)

Smooches, Miss Mae!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Polo, Anyone?

B. and I went to our first polo match on Sunday; everyone (including us) was dressed up as though for a garden party (I'm sure many of us remember the polo scene from Pretty Woman, yes?).

It was lovely: gorgeous horses, gorgeous surroundings. Our first polo match will be our last match, too...while it was interesting enough, it was not interesting enough to do again. Always fun to try something new though!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Prize Winners

The picture below is the reason there was no blog post yesterday...these freakishly hot temps (plus a bizarro thunderstorm) caused a massive brown-out that turned into a blackout. We had no power and so I could not blog. Boo!

If you are wildly grossed out by insects, you may not want to continue--lots of photos of tomato hornworms ahead.

 These are HUGE! I'm thinking of entering them into the livestock competition at the county fair.

 Hello there!
 Not too attractive from this angle, but I think their bodies are amazing and quite beautiful.
 These are some small fries also chowing down...not sure what they are...

And this is their handiwork: a totally denuded tomato plant. I had no luck growing tomatoes this year, and this plant has been hanging on but not producing, so I just let them go at it. I figure I've helped the next generation of the Manduca quinquemaculata moth--which these will turn into--thrive. Eat on, dudes!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Sun, Setting

It has been beastly hot here...feels as if we're living on the surface of the sun. But we're here on earth and are lucky to see the sun go down and come up every day. The sunset was so beautiful this evening I ALMOST forgave it for making me sweat all day.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

 Come closer, Tallulah Mae...
 ...no, closer...
...{SMOOCH!)...that's the ticket!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Yarn Bomb, Cute Edition

I love a good yarn bomb, and this very simple/subtle one at our local branch library pleases me no end. It's very clever...and it has remained untouched for about 6 weeks.

On Sunday I participated in a knitting group--we sat and knitted in a bar while enjoying tasty beers--making squares/patches for an upcoming yarn bomb in front of my favorite yarn store, The Grove. Fun!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

OMG, Paper Dolls!

Check these out: Nutcracker paper dolls! Eight ballet dancers and assorted outfits. I. Love. Them! These are to sell, though I admit to being sorely tempted to keep them--at least for a little while! (But I won't...)