Thursday, November 30, 2017


 Christmas has exploded on my kitchen table.
Santa knows (wink wink nudge nudge).

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Pink Perfection

Perfection! This is a double camellia (and not from my garden).

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Then. Now.


What will tomorrow bring, I wonder?

Monday, November 27, 2017

Blue Friday

 No Black Friday nonsense for us--we visited the Cabrillo National Monument...

 ...visited a wonderful bookstore (owned by friends), La Playa Books (San Diego peeps, you really must go!)...
...and had tea at Bread and Cie, all in the company of our friend who came to share Thanksgiving with us.


Friday, November 24, 2017

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

"Tallulah Mae and the KitchenAid Beaters": a limited run one-woman show.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving 2017: Elder Dog Edition

Tallulah Mae, dreaming of turkey...

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017


Nothing like a little apple spice cake with vanilla butter sauce for breakfast! (Thanks, B.!)

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Taking Santa for a Ride

 Santa, put your seat belt on!
He looks sassy, doesn't he?

Monday, November 20, 2017

Can't Stop, Won't Stop...

 ...taking pix of these glorious sunsets. I actually say a little word of thanks at the end of every day--I'm glad that I'm here and happy and healthy (and I wish the same for all...).

Friday, November 17, 2017

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

 "May I help you?"
 "Oh really?!"
"I cannot with you, human!"

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Rust Never Sleeps...

Sitting outside enjoying a lovely warm fall day...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Little Puffy Clouds

Every day, as you go about your business, be sure to look up...

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Fun Fall Flower

My favorite rose bush is still producing the odd flower, even though it's the week before Thanksgiving (how did THAT happen? Where did 2017 go?). It is gorgeous and smells heavenly.

The fall roses are actually often nicer--there are fewer of them, but they are relatively untouched by pests...

Monday, November 13, 2017

Fun Fall Outing, 2017 Edition

 Mini road trip!
 Out to the north (and a bit east) part of San Diego agricultural!
 Destination: Gems of Pala, where you can pan through a bucket o' rocky material in search of, well, gems! The Stewart Lithia mine from which this material comes is known for tourmaline, but there is LOTS of quartz and some lepidolite (shiny purple). 

 B.'s haul...
 And mine...lepidolite in lower left corner. Many of these rocks were kept just because they are pretty or interesting! Foziewisp overload!
And we were hot and thirsty so we stopped for a beer and some potato chips, the lunch of champions.

A VERY VERY fun time was had by all (including Tallulah Mae, who rode along in the back).

Friday, November 10, 2017

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

Tallulah Mae wants to know if this hat makes her head look small...

Thursday, November 9, 2017

The Hits Just Keep Coming... camera doesn't capture red very well--I've seen others' photos that are REALLY impressive!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Flea Sunday

My booth at the San Diego Vintage Flea Market on Sunday...first--and LAST--time selling at a vintage flea market. SO. MUCH. WORK!

"Come buy me," she was saying...but no one did.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017


A grey grey day yielded this magnificence...

Monday, November 6, 2017

Dog Star

This handsome fellow--he is Komondor, a Hungarian herding dog breed--was the crowd favorite at the vintage flea market on Sunday. He was quite mellow and allowed himself to be in many selfies.

 So many dogs there, of all shapes and sizes. There was a little blue-eyed pitbull puppy that was OUR fave--too much cuteness!

Friday, November 3, 2017

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

Outtakes from the Halloween photo shoot...Tallulah Mae has NEVER been terribly cooperative when you put something on her, but now that she is a grumpy elder dog, it's almost impossible!