Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Today's Post Today

A male oriole at the feeder today.

Yesterday's Post Today...

Oops, no post yesterday, so here is yesterday's post today: a female oriole enjoying the grape jelly at the feeder.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Tripod Lizardo

 Not sure what happened to this lizard's foot...birth defect? Cat attack? In any case, it was in the garage with me a few days ago, just sitting there staring at me. I tried to shoo it out the door and it ran behind a bookcase. Today, here it is outside--it somehow finds a way to get out. He/she is very fast and doesn't seem to really miss its foot.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Sahara Effect

 This really resembles a winter sunset...perhaps this color is due to the huge Sahara dust plume?

Bonus crescent moon...

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Who Needs Restaurants...

...when you can eat at home and have yumminess like this tomato tart, made by B. So GOOD!

Tuesday, June 23, 2020


 More peony glory...it feels as if it's rather late in the season for peonies, but since 2020 has been a completely f**ked-up year, why not?! (Not complaining as I absolutely love them!)

Monday, June 22, 2020


Another cool Matilija poppy bloom...I love how the pollen has fallen around the stamens to make a faint little carpet of yellow.

Friday, June 19, 2020

Domo Arigato, Mr. Lizardo

Check out the awesome tail on this lizardo...ever since our next-door-neighbor cat moved away, the lizards get to keep their tails!

(You don't need to get your eyes checked: this pic IS a bit blurry...it was taken with my phone.)

Thursday, June 18, 2020


How gorgeous are these cactus (?) blossoms? If they are like most cacti, these flowers are extremely ephemeral and will only last a few days.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020


So many shades of green here. Do you spot the green pinecone?

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Ladies Having Coffee

 These ladies are enjoying coffee together...in their robes. Did they have a ladies' slumber party?

The ladies in the top photo are having a good time.
In this one, I think there might be some tension. The redhead seems to be giving the stink-eye to Ms. Yellow Robe...and from the look on the face of Miss In-the-Middle, I think she might have instigated it.

Monday, June 15, 2020

Garden Gems

The sweet peas are on their way out, alas...these seem to be the last few (boo). The roses had a first bloom and are now blooming again. So fragrant!

Friday, June 12, 2020

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Neighbor Nello

Nello! This adorable and sweet boy lives behind us. Today he got out and went on a bit of a a neighborhood tour. He is now back home safe and sound. Look at that face!

Wednesday, June 10, 2020


One tiny and perfect strawberry from my garden.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020


 That thing where you have the sweetest husband ever who brings you these gorgeous flowers to celebrate our anniversary--which was four months ago! Tuberose was in my wedding bouquet...
These roses are actually a darker, more velvety red...the camera is making them brighter than they are. They are amazing! As is my sweet B. ...

Monday, June 8, 2020


 We reupholstered this tatty piano bench yesterday...it was a team effort!
The result is beautiful!

Friday, June 5, 2020


As the sun sets on this week, let us all please just respect each other and acknowledge and celebrate our similarities and our differences. Please.

Thursday, June 4, 2020


 On Monday, I looked outside and saw this. Hello? Where did he/she come from?
 I put him/her into a cardboard box. It enjoyed some lettuce...
(Not pee, spilled water...)
Amazing...they really are like little dinosaurs with shells.

I put a notice on NextDoor, but no one responded, so we took the tortoise to the Humane Society the next morning. Be well, little stranger!

Wednesday, June 3, 2020


 Wow...this succulent is REALLY blooming!

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Dove Time

 I will never not love doves!

Monday, June 1, 2020


(On a telephone pole in the 'hood...)