Saturday, October 31, 2020

Happy Halloween 2020

No tricks, just a treat: this is Tallulah Mae being what she really was, the most loving/cutest/sweetest/funniest/goofiest/nuttiest dog ever. She is missed every single day, but always remembered with a smile.


Friday, October 30, 2020

Tallulah-Palooza Memories: Acting

Trying out to be a department store Santa.
Body double for Tallulah Bankhead.
Applying for job as camp counselor.
Modeling a spring line of babushkas.
Auditioning for position as contortionist in a Cirque du Soleil production.
Just...judging you.
Avoiding the paparazzi.

 Posing for an author photo for a book jacket.

Thursday, October 29, 2020


 That is all: my sweet doggy friend Ben. 

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Green and Orange

 Another grasshopper, this one hanging out on my marigolds. Grasshoppers really are fascinating--look how long the antennae are on this one.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

El Grande

This bad boy weighs two and a half pounds! Amazing...
The latest harvest, with at least as many still on the tree. It's a bonanza year for pomegranates, for sure. (B. has been carefully tending them...)

Monday, October 26, 2020

Nursery Time


Even a quick pop into the nursery yields delights. 

A hummingbird...

A goldfinch...
And a bee girl. 

Friday, October 23, 2020

Tallulah-Palooza Memories: Celebrities

 Lawrence of Arabia.

Janis Joplin.
Rosie the Riveter.

Marie Antoinette at a Versailles Halloween party.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Mr. DeMille

 A bromeliad bloom ready for its close-up...

Wednesday, October 21, 2020


A delicious pomegranate spritzer with juice from our very own pomegranates. Yum!

Tuesday, October 20, 2020


 I love a good crescent moon...

Monday, October 19, 2020

At the Car Wash (Keep Those Waxin' Machines Comin')


P.S. Title of this post is lyrics from this song...remember when?

Friday, October 16, 2020

Tallulah-Palooza Memories: Personas

English banker.
Hawaiian tourist.
Happy lion.
Grumpy lion.
French sailor.

Girl reporter.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Fun Fall Outing: Part Two

Pumpkin patches, so photogenic! (That beauty above came home with us!)

Yummy (non-alcoholic) spritzer on a hot day...

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Fun Fall Outing: Part One

We went on a Fun Fall Outing on Saturday to a market that billed itself as a vintage/antique market. Mostly it was decorative rusty "shabby chic" stuff--we didn't buy anything, which is a statement on the goods on offer--but it was fun to get out and have a look around.


Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Oh Hell Yes!

I have voted, I have taken my ballot to the Registrar of Voters, and it has been received. Oh. Hell. Yes!


Monday, October 12, 2020

Cake Collab

B. and I worked together to make this yummy apple cake. We wanted a cake with real apples in it (not applesauce) and this one fit the bill. 
And it has yummy cream cheese caramel frosting...
Bonus apple random heart!