..........A little blog about the little things in life..........

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Tee-Shirt Quilt

 I've been stashing old tee-shirts for some time now with the intention of using them in a quilt.  So when our local quilt shop offered a class on "Tee-Shirt Quilts", I signed up.  I now have my top pieced, using 9 tee-shirts.  I think it turned out better than I expected.  Evidently Casey agrees.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Super Deluxe

Seen outside the Moonstone Beach Grill on Sunday!  Those Woody's always turn my head!  What do you think about the color?  Can't say that I would have chosen brown, but it's a handsome car in any color, don't you think?

When I was a kid my parents had one of the first "station wagons" in town.  It was a baby blue Buick with wood sides and back.  My dad would sand and varnish the wood every year.  It was beautiful and my favorite car ever!  It looked kind of like this.  We took a lot of great trips in that car!  It looked just like the car that was in the movie "Julie and Julia" - the one that Julia Child and her husband drove around Paris! 

Friday, September 17, 2010

KSBY Contest

I have entered this collage on the KSBY Sunset/Sunrise contest.  Your vote would be appreciated!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

End of the Summer in the Garden

My garden is not very pretty now.....but the birds do love it! They hang from the sunflowers stripping the seeds from the heads, and flit about the cosmos and coreopsis getting the small seeds. 

And there are a few colorful cosmos left.

Every season has it's beauty!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Stalking the Reclusive Roadrunner

This afternoon, my two photographic assistants and avian aficionados, Casey

and Owen

helped me stalk the wily roadrunner who had wandered into our yard.

In a feeble attempt to escape, he hopped into the nearest oak tree, where he tried to blend into the foliage.

Ha!  He thinks he's camoflaged.

But we sat in the grass and kept him view for quite awhile.

Owen volunteered to make sure he didn't leave the tree.

And that was our afternoon's excitement here at Spanish Lakes!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Pismo Beach

Some photos taken at Pismo Beach yesterday. 

The Pier at Pismo Beach with Point Sal and the Guadalupe Dunes in the background.

Looking South toward Pismo Beach
Lots of birds on the rocks
An interesting sky