Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Sweet Tree, Sweet B.

 When you come home and find that your sweet husband, who has trimmed the golden medallion tree out front so that it won't interfere with your car, has placed a cut-off flowering branch in a vase for you... he's the best!

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Saturday Lunch

 Lunch in Barrio Logan: mulitas, guacamole, and beer at Salud (yum and yum and yum).

 Lots of cool street art...


Monday, July 29, 2019


Look what I found today! A wild parrot feather! I want to do it justice with a better photo, but I just had to share my treasure.

Friday, July 26, 2019


Lovely irises...

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Wading Pool

 Today I wish I'd had a fountain to dip into and soak my feet in (so HOT!).

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Hummingbird Haven

 This darling little rufous hummingbird--see how teeny tiny he/she is?--hung out all day in our pomegranate tree, trying to beat the heat. So sweet!

Monday, July 22, 2019


One of the most magnificent rainbows I've ever seen (with a hint of another beside it)--and no rain, just a LOT of humidity. Awe inspiring...

Friday, July 19, 2019

Electric Blooms

 These flowers--growing on a fence surrounding an empty lot--look as if they are illuminating from within...

Wednesday, July 17, 2019


 So cool to see such a large run of Nancy Drews at the thrift shop...

 A few were of my vintage (1970s), but there were also some from the 1950s and 1960s as well. Loved these so much when I was a kid...
I mean...Nancy with bagpipes!

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Outer Space Flower

 I never cease to be amazed at passion fruit (Passiflora) blossoms. They are weirdly beautiful and look like they come from another planet.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Birds Birds Birds (in Our Fountain)

 I'm so happy to report that the little birds--these are finches--have returned to the fountain, at last! (It was not working for a while and I was afraid that they had abandoned me!)

 A dove dropped in...

 Action shots...

 The one on the right cracks me up!

 A foursome...
Love. Them!

Friday, July 12, 2019


Check out this goodness: this is an oven pancake with kale and mushroom topping: it's like a great big Yorkshire pudding. So. Yum! (I did not make this--my very own Top Chef B. did.)

Thursday, July 11, 2019


Guess what this store sells?

Love it! So delightfully analogue!

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Chick Chicks

 Love these girls...they live at the Mission Hills Nursery.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Dahlia Awe

How awesome is this beauty? Bloom as big as my hand...I wish it were mine, but it was at the nursery. Love!

Monday, July 8, 2019


 One SKWERL a-leapin' ...

(Oh, Tallulah Mae, thinking about you--she would have gone ballistic!)

Friday, July 5, 2019

Fried Egg

 This is a matilija poppy, also known as the fried egg plant, for obvious reasons. So pretty!