Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Monday, March 30, 2020

Art in the 'Hood

 Fun sidewalk art...someone is keeping busy during our mandated stay-at-home time...

Friday, March 27, 2020

Pop Art

Amazing anemone. (Not from my garden, BTW...)

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Quiet Beauty Space

We all want quiet. We all want beauty ... We all need space. Unless we have it, we cannot reach that sense of quiet in which whispers of better things come to us gently.
--Octavia Hill (1838-1912)

Octavia Hill was, among many other things, one of the co-founders of the National Trust in England. She was a fascinating and accomplished person...

P.S. One of the benefits of insomnia is being up early enough this morning to experience this beauty...

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Light and Dark

 There cannot be shadows without light.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Not 6 Feet Away From This

 For sure not distancing ourselves from this: BREAD PUDDING!

Monday, March 23, 2020

Wisteria Redux

 Every spring, the neighborhood waits for this beauty to burst into bloom. And here it is! (We missed it last year...it seemed to have bloomed while we were on the road.)

And a sweet flashback: this is one of the last pictures I took of Tallulah Mae, in 2018 (almost two years since she's been gone...) My precious girl, you are dearly missed, especially now when it would be extra nice to have a dog to snuggle with...

Friday, March 20, 2020


 I think these are orioles, although I am not 100% sure (maybe Western king birds? Which are more uncommon...?).

 These two were about twenty feet apart and singing and calling at the top of their lungs. Gorgeous!

 This is how far away they were from me (I love my little Canon Elph camera!)

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Slough Walk

 In between rainstorms, we took a little walk around the Famosa Slough (pronounced "slew" in this context...the English town Slough is pronounced "Slow," rhymes with "cow," while the verb "slough" is pronounced "sluff"). Ah, the English language!
 These are great egrets (not just good, they're great, LOL).

 A little blue heron, extendo neck edition.

 More egrets.

 Little blue heron, squatty edition.

 Squatty edition heron turned into extendo neck heron.

Very nice to get out of the house. We're still allowed to walk around in nature, thank god! (For those reading in the next century, LOL, we're on COVID-19 lockdown...)

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Dove Time

 The birds are coming back, yay!

I think that doves are really so lovely.

 A finch comes to share.

I have never noticed the iridescent feathers on their necks before...cool!