Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Magic Truck

Where can I get one of these magical trucks that makes its own ice cream?!?

(This was a piece of newspaper I found in a vintage pattern...)

Monday, April 29, 2019

Cotton Ball Sky

Cotton ball clouds, with cameo by our house. (This was yesterday--it rained today, weirdly, as we don't usually get precipitation in late April.)

Friday, April 26, 2019

Color Full

 Everything was SO happy about this winter's rains...my succulents have never looked better--the colors!

Thursday, April 25, 2019


Part of my collection of Jell-O recipe pamphlets...I love the graphics and the lurid colors (lurid, but accurate!). I don't much care for Jell-O myself (except for my Grandma York's black cherry/whipped cream/marshmallow concoction), but I do love these!

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Tuesday, April 23, 2019


 How pretty is this green dude/dudette? That green! And check out the striped eyeball!
Hangin' out...

(I know they are destructive, but I still find them fascinating.)

Monday, April 22, 2019

Dove Love

These two are so sweet...I love doves and will not hear anything about their lack of intelligence. They are birds, for god's sake--other than crows/magpies and parrots/cockatoos, birds are not known for their genius. If it's sweetness you want, then doves!

Friday, April 19, 2019


 These dolls were at an estate sale today. This one is ... sad.
These are kind of cute...kind of...maybe (although the one on the left has weirdly small arms and hands).
These three look a little judgmental, don't they?

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

All About the Pinks

 While it is not winter any longer, we were blessed with this loveliness yesterday...I try very hard to look outside at sunset every day, and I'm so glad I did!

Route 66 Road Trip Day 10: Homeward Bound

Kingman, Arizona, to Hesperia, California, then home (boo, but also yay!).


 On the road--a windy, twisty, two-lane road--to Oatman.

 We started off way down there on the desert floor...

 You climb up and up...and then wind back down to Oatman, famous for its "wild" (now exceedingly tame) burros. Allegedly these are the descendents of burros used by miners when Oatman was in its heyday. It is now a rather ticky-tacky touristy place...but the burros are very cute and quite sweet.

This burro did NOT read the message about staying off of the boardwalk.
 Fun with stickers...
 This is Route 66 west out of Kingman, one of the very prettiest drives, especially this time of year with the spectacular wildflowers everywhere. It is, in fact, a designated National Scenic Byway.

 All along the way there were hundreds of these stacked rock sculptures/cairns.

 This is a spot in the road called Goffs.

 Ludlow, where we stopped for pie (sort of good) and coffee (undrinkable, perhaps because there was a notice posted on the cafe warning of higher than normal levels of arsenic in the drinking water...).

 The world's largest fire helmet, in Barstow.

 Amazing amount of snow on the mountains in March...
 Muffler Man #10, in Mentone, in a yard with lots of stuff in it (it can't compare to the yard full o' stuff in Glendale, though...).

And so the trip ends...

It was incredibly fun--so many cool/wacky/beautiful/melancholy places! We hiked, we photographed, we ate ice cream, and we got to spend uninterrupted (relatively unplugged) time together. Heaven!