Thursday, August 29, 2019

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Birthday Girl

I just want to wish a very happy happy birthday to my sweet mom: Happy Birthday! (Also, this seems a good opportunity to post this silly pic of Tallulah Mae...)

Monday, August 26, 2019

Dairy Mart

At Brick and Barn last weekend, we bought this vintage milk bottle (milk and cream bottles being one of our MANY collections)--it is from a dairy (Dairy Mart Farms) that used to be right where we hiked a few weeks ago! So cool! (San Diego had dozens of dairies until the early 1970s...) And the flowers are all from my cutting garden, yay!

Friday, August 23, 2019

Ramen Yum

Ramen--full of mushroom goodness--and beer! That is all...though it would be EXTRA special if we were consuming it in Japan!

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Working Girl

 Working girl...I love you can see the shadows created by her wings!
Pollen pants!

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Fun Fun

 A fun outing on Saturday to Brick and Barn, in Valley Center, an entire, well, barn filled with (mostly) antique and vintage things. Lots of rusty crusty stuff...
 I love this display piece...
 Lovely mint green metal sewing machine (only $42!).
 They've got GNOMES!
 I have my Grandma Betty's wooden rolling pin (much nicer than these, BTW...)
 Chucho the rescue dog and his adorable fango...

 On the way home we stopped for beers in Escondido and this (odd) bookshop was next door--they only sell paperback romance novels. Quite a niche business plan...

A very nice time was had by all!

And we bought a cool vintage milk bottle--stay tuned!

Monday, August 19, 2019


 'Twas a very good rummage at St. Dunstan's church. Fun!

Friday, August 16, 2019


First attempt at homemade peanut butter cups. It is not pretty, but it tastes pretty darn good! I will try again, with a few modifications...

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Berry Baby

A baby strawberry and a berry-to-be...

Tuesday, August 13, 2019


The fountain is full of finches and wrens and sparrows in the morning. Lo and behold, a surprise appearance from a female oriole.
Everyone is welcome!

Monday, August 12, 2019


Someone in my neighborhood is delightfully weird...this was on a telephone pole.

Friday, August 9, 2019


The doves...they kill me with their cuteness!

Thursday, August 8, 2019

A Great Day for a Hike

 Today we went for a fun hike at the Tijuana River Valley Regional Park; this is the Dairy Mart Pond Loop. A lovely wide, well-maintained trail--but the WORST signage!

Lots of riparian plant life, birds, butterflies, and dragonflies (too skittish to take a photo of, alas). Wild fennel made the trail smell lovely...

Fun fun!

Nature feeds the soul...