Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Hoot-howl-een!

Um, or "Happy Halloween" from me and Tallulah Mae, the reluctant model.
She rejected this one--too showy...

Monday, October 30, 2017

Halloweenie Fun

Remember this? The fab red vintage tractor has gone away, alas, but this super-cool mini-car has appeared. And the creepy pumpkin-head man is now joined by two clowns. How I love this!

Friday, October 27, 2017

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

Portraits of an elderly lady...

Thursday, October 26, 2017


Pretty girl!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017


Again, I don't approve of grafitti, but this is pretty funny...

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Monday, October 23, 2017

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 charming...so 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

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

Price check on register 2!

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!