Friday, April 28, 2017

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

Tallulah Mae wants to wish our friend Miss D. a very happy birthday today--it's a special one! Cheers!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Rose Spotting

Roses in the wild! On the bushes, before they are brought in to make the whole house smell heavenly!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Donut, Star

This it what it looks like when the best husband ever drops off a fresh warm donut to you on his way to work.

Despite all of the hip and gourmet donut shops around at the moment, I personally find it hard to beat an old-school donut from Donut Star, which has been in the 'hood for quite a long time. I mean, I like ALL donuts--as my large derriere will testify--but a good old-fashioned donut wins every time.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Hello Again

I was just saying to someone that I have not seen any monarch butterfly caterpillars this year, and lo and behold, look who I found (I also found a dead one, boo!). The milkweed is quite sparse this year, so I worry that there will not be enough to feed this dude/dudette until it becomes a chrysalis.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Tallulah-Palooza Friday


(She's so pretty, isn't she? Doting mom here...)

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Starry Starry

...this pretty red flower has fallen from the pomegranate tree. One fewer pomegranate, alas...

Wednesday, April 19, 2017


Such a perfect little strawberry...

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Weedy Beauty

Even weeds can be beautiful...

Monday, April 17, 2017

The First

The first blooms of 2017! Gorgeous and oh-so-fragrant...lots more buds on the bushes, too, so fingers crossed!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter!

 Easter Bunny or Tallulah Mae? You be the judge!

(She was inspecting the clean laundry...)

Friday, April 14, 2017

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

Mistress of her domain...

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Take a Hike

 Last Friday we went for a hike at the Crestridge Ecological Reserve; this was a hike led by the Nature Conservancy (we are donors). Lovely area, and relatively close to urban San Diego--we'll have to go back! Many wildflowers here, too, just as in Anza-Borrego.

 The trail goes right by an active avocado orchard...