Friday, October 20, 2017

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

I hate it when that happens! 😜

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Hope Springs Eternal: Artichoke Edition

A teeny-tiny artichoke plant, which must be grown in a pot because of the effing gophers: remember this? And this?

Fingers crossed!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Watering Can Goodness

The vintage watering can collection is coming along nicely...

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Getting Our Halloween On

It's that time of year again! I love our collection but am thinking it might be time to weed out some of the collection...we're running out of room!

Monday, October 16, 2017


 I have a real soft spot for doves. I find them utterly gentle and sweet; they are the only birds that park themselves in the dirt or gravel for a little rest. As we know, usually there is a pair of doves, but this one seems to be solitary. He/she was having a marvelous bath, lying right on top of the fountain bubbler for a birdie massage.

 And then, this:
I have NEVER seen a bird do this before! He/she did it more than once, just stretching its wings up like this. So glad to have witnessed it.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Thursday, October 12, 2017

No Filter

How amazing is this coleus? Those colors!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017


I really do detest grafitti or tagging, but this one is kinda cute...still not cool, though!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

October Roses

I do love where I live--roses in October!

Monday, October 9, 2017

Feather Foziewispishness

I found this tiny white feather on my sage bush this morning. Foziewispish feather find!

Friday, October 6, 2017

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

 Tallulah Mae is thinking about her Halloween costume.
 I have talked her out of this one...
 Everyone hates a person with ridiculous artificial hair perched on their head.
She is rethinking the whole thing. Wonder Woman seems like it might be oversaturated this year...

Thursday, October 5, 2017

From My Honey

Look at these SWEEEEET Bakelite bracelets from my SWEEEEET B.! Love them (and him!).

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Neighborhood Whimsy

Time to check in with the marvelous neighborhood topiary garden...lookin' good!

And what's that in the bottom photo? A random heart!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

The Outsider

I am so excited to get a picture of this little hummingbird--it is either an Allen's hummingbird or a rufous hummingbird (I can't quite tell which--if anyone reading this knows, please leave me a comment).

We have always had Anna's hummingbirds in our backyard, but this summer I noticed this little one. He/she is smaller than the Anna's, and there only seems to be this one, as far as I can tell.


Monday, October 2, 2017


Such a pretty assortment of detritus in the gutter!

Friday, September 29, 2017

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Pay the (Bag)Piper

This is what it looks like when you go to a concert by an avant-garde was great! (His name is Matt Welsh.)

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Pink Version

More tulip loveliness...these are the most delicate pink flowers--love them!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

No Idea

I really have absolutely no idea what this sign means...

Monday, September 25, 2017

Sunset Time

Time again for gorgeous fiery sunsets, yay!

 And a cameo appearance by the moon.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Big Brother Love

Yesterday would have been my brother Ted's 60th birthday.

I had Accuradio on yesterday, randomly playing 1970s songs--the first song that played was "Stairway to Heaven," which I had to think was some sort of sign from above--the boy did love his Led Zeppelin. (The third song that played was "Free Bird," also a sign from above--nobody pronounced "Lynyrd Skynyrd quite like Ted did; number two was "Stayin' Alive.")

You were greatly loved, are hugely missed, and will never be forgotten, big bro.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

No caption necessary...just...Tallulah Mae.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

A Rose By Any Other Name...

Rounding out the week o' fruit/fungus/flowers with a really pretty rose.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Deja Tulip

Another tulip interior...they amaze me! Unfortunately, they don't last very long in the vase...

Monday, September 18, 2017


Check out these ginormous pomegranates! Not bad for a three-year-old (in the ground three years) tree. More to come, too!

What a difference three months make!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

 Someone really wants her medicine, apparently...
...or perhaps she just wants the Milkbone inside the box?