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Monday, June 29, 2015

Good-bye, Sweet Burp

As all things must end, these little guys age out and school gets them or, as in this case, they move to other parts of the country. Wyatt and his family leave for Arizona tomorrow... words fail me.

I love you, little guy, and will miss you more than I can tell.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Happy Birthday, Jean !~!

My dear friend has a birthday today. She rocks the movie trivia category on Jeopardy like no one else I have ever played with or against. I have known Jean for a year now and we have seen one another every single day for a couple hours-often the best hours of my day !~!

Happy Birthday, Jean.

Jean Ashton laughs at some ridiculous comment we have made about what we're watching on PBS. This night it was one of the installments of the Ken Burns special mini-series The Roosevelts that had us enjoying each others' company.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

The Sunflowers are Nearly My Height

Hard to believe that anything can grow this fast. These sunflowers are gaining height, stem diameter and loads of foliage. A few of them have reached the point where they are setting flowers; the shorter breeds will  likely have blooms before the ten-footers appear.

Photos taken May 6th:



Later in May-21st or so...
Standing next to the row. 

 CatCat (brown with white tail tip!) and Gatito (black and white) prowl
the growing sunflowers 5-21-2015.

Poppies, calendula and weeds are coming up between the big plants.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Lulu Steers Nemo to a Blue Ribbon









I met this young lady when she was a few weeks old.
I have had the distinct privilege of watching her grow
into her own over the last twelve years.

I love you, Lucia, with every fiber of my being.
The rest of your life is an amazing book just waiting to be read !~!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Yarn and a New Scarf

The wind blew so cold at the baseball game on Wednesday evening I wore my newest scarf with only two of its three panels complete.

The alternative was frost-bite and a URI. (chest cold for the uninitiated)



Here it is with the third panel finished, sewn in place and awaiting blocking. The cute little blue and purple bowl is just playing around while waiting for someone to join me in the car.

The scarf is warm and soft and its colors sing to me. Half merino wool and half silk, the dye shimmers and the stretch delights.

What to do with the skein of sea colors ?~! We're still awaiting inspiration...


Other Chandi yarns:


And we mustn't leave without a shot of the young lad who brightens each day with his smile, giggle and hugging self.


CatCat 2.0 tends the baby sunflower crop April 2015

Golden Gate Bridge from Marin Headlands May 2015

Duck Lips !~!