Friday, December 30, 2016

Tallulah-Palooza Friday



How are you?

Thursday, December 29, 2016



Love these vintage signs in Dallas. But since when do Egyptians eat pizza and spaghetti?

Wednesday, December 28, 2016


This ridiculous little nugget is my mother-in-law's tiny Yorkie...she is absolutely teeny-tiny and very sweet. (Alas, my mum-in-law can no longer take care of her, so she's living with my brother-in-law at the moment.)

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Light Show

Psychedelic Christmas lights at the Galleria in Dallas (they weren't actually psychedelic, but they look that way from a moving car!)

Monday, December 26, 2016

Old-School Poinsettias

I do so love to see these gigantic poinsettia plants outside people's houses. It so reminds me of living in Hollywood when we first moved to Southern California. These must have been planted decades ago.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas 2016

Tallulah Mae, this elf--who is not on a shelf, but rather on Tallulah Mae's bed--and I wish you all the merriest of merrys (and happiest of happys).

Friday, December 23, 2016

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

"Hmmm...should I nap on the bed or in my chair?" thought Tallulah Mae.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Amaryllis Face-Off, Part II

 Let's check in on our amaryllis race.

Above is the bulb in soil. It's a little taller!
And here is the odd waxed bulb from Trader Joe's ...! And there is one more unopened bud and another stalk. 

Drama queen!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016


Lovely dramatic sky.

And then the hideous...apparently my neighbors think that this three-story box built behind their house on their tiny lot is appropriate in our lovely historic neighborhood. I (and others) beg to differ.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Random Heart: Hair Tie Edition II

Sometimes, when you take a hair tie off, you get a random heart!

This Is Monday's Post!

This is what it looks like when your sweet sweet husband goes out of his way in Australia to buy you some yarn--yarn made in Australia (apparently not so easy to find). This is yarn from Bendigo Woollen Mills. Lovely!

(This is Monday's post, published at 12:06 on Tuesday--oops.)

Friday, December 16, 2016

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

Tallulah Mae is earning her keep by holding up the Christmas tree--it's a tough job, but someone's got to do it!

(Obviously, not really! She loves to get under there--it's her little Christmas fort. And we normally get a slightly larger tree, but this was the best we could find this's definitely got a Charlie Brown kinda vibe to it.)

Thursday, December 15, 2016

I Feel Felt

The holiday season is hectic when you have online shops, and this year is no exception...I did finally find time to do a bit of holiday crafting (this is for my cello teacher--and her cat!). Fun!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

It's On

...the battle of the amarylli, that is!

On the left, a normal amaryllis bulb, in soil; it has been hibernating out in the potting shed for a year. It needs water.

On the right, a weird Trader Joe's amaryllis bulb that is encased in wax--no water, no soil, no nothin'. And it's about to bloom!

While it's cool and all, I do feel as if it has some unfair advantage, and I continue to root for the other one.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016


The moon was spectacular tonight! Apparently this is the third supermoon of 2016, a so-called cold moon. Always trying to photograph the moon...

Monday, December 12, 2016


A pretty glittered pinecone ornament courtesy of the sweet little ones in my friend's preschool class. I feel honored!

Friday, December 9, 2016

Thursday, December 8, 2016

December Twilight

Winter sunsets are back! Amazing...

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Random Heart, Red Leaf Edition

Do you see it, over there on the right?

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Orange Crush

The liquidambar trees are the closest we get to fall colors here in my neighborhood. These are particularly spectacular examples!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Anderson Cooper,Time Traveler

I saw this portrait--from the 1950s--at an estate sale this weekend. Come on, that's Anderson Cooper, no?

I kinda love it (and no, I did not buy it...)

Friday, December 2, 2016

Thursday, December 1, 2016

November Roses

I live in an amazing place: on my bedside table are these gorgeous roses from my garden, but last night we lit a fire because it was so chilly. Oh, SoCal!