Friday, May 31, 2019

Yipee, Peonies!

Finally, peonies have arrived--they are several weeks late this year. Love love love!

Thursday, May 30, 2019


Love this cosmos flower--it looks like a pop art painting!

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Bean Time

Nothing going on around here (which I like!), so I present to you some pretty dried beans (I think they are Calypso, but I'm not sure...)
(Of course, I see a little face in one!)

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Berry Happy

Fat and juicy berries from my two tiny blueberry bushes--yay! Last year I think I got about 4, so we're already ahead (with more forming as we speak). They are quite delicious, too!

Monday, May 27, 2019

Federal Holiday = Ice Cream (It's the Law!)

 Salted caramel and Kona coffee from Hammond's.
 The obligatory selfie wall...
Super-cute display of vintage ice cream scoops.

Friday, May 24, 2019

More Fun with Coffee Foam

I see a volcano spewing out a heart (ignore the bubbly foam at left!)...

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Bee Love

 Love love love...I love the bee girls and the LOVE this plant!

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Monday, May 20, 2019

365 Days Without Her

365 days without Tallulah Mae. The sadness is a bit less raw, but there is still a permanent place in our hearts that feels empty since she left.

We still talk about her almost every day, remembering some funny/silly/weird/sweet thing she did...You are so terribly missed, Miss Mae; I hope you're enjoying LOTS of tuna fish and many lattes in doggy heaven.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Another Coffee Bird, or... (?)

Is this a bird blowing a bubble, or...?

Thursday, May 16, 2019


 Love to see the moon so clearly in the daylight (and those clouds!)...

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Karma Karma Karma Karma Karma Kamellia...

 Camellias, so pretty, so often on the ground (alas)...
(Apologies for the Culture Club pun in the title!)

Tuesday, May 14, 2019


All that remains of Mr. Lucky's nightclub in Glendale, Arizona, is this (wonderfully demented) sign. The upstairs was the country/western bar (replete with mechanical bull), while downstairs was a sort of rock/new wave area.

Apparently it opened in 1966 and was planned as a casino, but when that was not allowed, the name stuck and the bar/nightclub was born.

I went there occasionally in the early 1980s (as did my big brother). It apparently became a Latino-themed club in the early 2000s then closed altogether in 2004. It was then a discount furniture store (!), and now it is boarded up.

The (wonderfully demented sign) lives on!

Monday, May 13, 2019

So Tempting...

 Only ten cents for this record...the cover art alone is worth the price of admission...
 ...and puppets singing "Jesus Loves Me"--what can that possibly sound like?!? We'll never know, because I did not buy it.

Friday, May 10, 2019

1, 2, 3

 Pomegranate flowers in three stages...bud

Thursday, May 9, 2019

More Coffee Birds

 More birds! Is the universe trying to tell me something? Hmmm...

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Real Ria

 I am babysitting the neighbor's cat, Ria, again...she is just so pretty!

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

I Feel You, Barbie

The eighties were an, um, "interesting" time for fashion on the whole, as many photographs of me from that time will bear witness. Here, proof that not even Barbie was immune. As for Ken...well, you know!

Monday, May 6, 2019

Coffee Birds

 Birds in my Nespresso! The one above is just as found...I did not do anything to it.

I did add the eye and the beak line here, but it's clearly a parrot in my coffee!

Friday, May 3, 2019

Bird Report

 A sweet house finch.
 And a crow. They repeatedly put things in our fountain (as I report every single year!). So far it has mostly been peanuts...not sure what this is. Only once this spring have I found baby bird parts (ewww).