Monday, August 31, 2020


A classic...dandelions really are quite amazing.

Friday, August 28, 2020

Some Clouds...

That is all I've got today...

Thursday, August 27, 2020

So Today Is Your Birthday...

Happy happy birthday to the silliest and sweetest mommy anyone could ask for....Love you so much!

Wednesday, August 26, 2020


 This is the extent of our vintage shopping since January (I think). For people who went to an estate or rummage sale almost every weekend, it's been rough (LOL). But the little bench is sweet, and this is the biggest flower frog I have ever seen.
Can't wait to get out to a rummage sale again...

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Bird Ballet

 This finch decided to come and investigate the hummingbird feeder. He tried to get some nectar from it, but their beaks are particularly un-pointy, so I don't think he had success.
 Then the ballet more arrived.

 Then there were three (see the one at bottom?).

 Back to two...

The best part is how completely unperturbed the first guy was...he was all, "Yeah, whatevs..."

Monday, August 24, 2020

Dahlia Delightful

 The camera can't really capture the true color of this has made it more red than it actually is. It is really a deep dark purple with almost black highlights. Gorgeous!

 With more to come!
This is a different variety getting ready to bloom.

The cancer/COVID dahlia patch is a huge success!

Friday, August 21, 2020

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Red Wood

 I would venture to guess that only in California can you walk inside a redwood log while getting lumber...

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Socially Distanced Yum

Delicious beer from our fave Societe, plus yummy Mexican food from the Fit Tacos food truck (this is a soy chorizo bowl). Yum!

Tuesday, August 18, 2020


 These dahlia blooms fell off the stems (B. brought me a big ol' bunch from Trader Joe's), so B. floated them in pretty!

Monday, August 17, 2020

Red Drama

 Not sure what this plant even is, but it is very dramatic! (Seen on a walk...)

Even pretty on the ground...

Friday, August 14, 2020

Summery Sets

 Summer sunsets looking good! (It's because there is a LOT of moisture in the air...)

Thursday, August 13, 2020


Our friend Ben on a too-hot day...he's so cute!

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Basil Tree

OK, who brought in this basil tree and put it on my kitchen windowsill?!?

(This was purchased a few weeks ago by B. as he needed fresh basil for a dish and it was just cheaper to buy a living plant.) Never did we think it would turn into this! If grown outside this time of year, basil just bolts (makes flowers), so its been very nice to have fresh basis available all the time.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Dahlia Delight

 Here are the first two dahlias that bloomed, cut and in a vase. Dahlias have such a seemingly infinite variety of shapes and colors. So cool!

Monday, August 10, 2020


 Just some pretty beach pebbles...such an amazing variety.
 I am always amazed at how the waves make them perfectly round.

 Wonder what this green stone is?
And this one, which looks as if someone drew a white X on it (it's in the stone itself).

Friday, August 7, 2020

Book or 'Shroom?

Nature...its wonders never cease to amaze me!

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Hi, Hibiscus

The number of hibiscus color combinations is amazing. This bloom is HUGE (not my garden, BTW).