Friday, May 19, 2017

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

Tallulah Mae no longer likes her big bed in the spot where it has been for the past 13 and a half years. Every evening she pulls, pushes, scrabbles, pummels it out into the middle of the floor; it is often upside down or on its side. We have no idea why she's started doing this.

She's all, "What?!?"

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Berries, Blue and Otherwise

Love the different colors these berries go through on the way to blue...

Monday, May 15, 2017

Purple Time

Amazing jacaranda in the ' ever, SO glad it is not near my house (they are, as my mom likes to say "the tree from hell" in terms of messiness [and stinkiness--they smell like cat pee to my nose]), but they are glorious to look at!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Mother's Day 2017

Happy Mother's Day, Vivi--wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, mother-in-law--and big sister, as seen here. (A priceless photo, don't you think?)

I love you, Mommy!

Thursday, May 11, 2017


Road trippin', sun settin' ...

Wednesday, May 10, 2017


So excited to see the my first dahlia poking up through the dirt. This is "Loverboy," which will look like this when in bloom--fingers crossed!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Sweet (Pea) Heaven

 On my bedside table...are these not the most gorgeous sweet peas you've ever seen? I wish I could say they are from my garden, but alas, they are not (I missed the seed planting window, unfortunately). They are from a friend, and they were grown from seeds from Floret (whose book I raved about here!

Needless to say, the fragrance is intoxicating!

Monday, May 8, 2017

Pink Poppies Popping

Reseeded poppies, going strong! These have reseeded every year since about 2000...the original plants came from a package of mixed seeds that I bought at the Museum of Gardening in London. Love!

P.S. Sorry about all of the flower/garden spam: it's that time of year!

Friday, May 5, 2017

Thursday, May 4, 2017


Apparently one of the caterpillars made it! This is a chrysalis left behind. Yay!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Morning, Glory

That purple against a lovely May blue sky...

Tuesday, May 2, 2017


These are flowers on an ornamental cabbage. The plant gets tall and leggy and rather unattractive as it grows, but I always like to let it flower.

Monday, May 1, 2017


This beauty was fluttering its wings up and down in the pretty (it's a mourning cloak butterfly, BTW).