Sunday, May 29, 2022

Week 20

This week was about bike rides, dinner with a friend, and precious time spent with my grandchildren. Plenty of other things happened yet, I want to remember these. 

The goslings are growing fast. 

Quack practice. 

She had to bring her backpack to school just like Brother.

She waves to everyone all the time.

He gets on the table, then she gets on the table, following Brother everywhere.

Saturday morning bike ride around downtown.

She had a blast on this hot slide. 

Lumberjack practice. I didn't capture his bullseye on his first round.

My second Sea Turtle. Faux batik/painted silk/wax resist in Procreate on my iPad. 
I like this one better.

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Week 19

We had some bipolar weather this week and it was beautiful out there. We're still feeding baby birds in the backyard and now Lizards have found the stash. The Warriors made it into the Western Conference Finals! All is well here, but yes, I have a whole lot of words and feelings about all that is happening in the world right now to get into here. 

Just keep swimming.

This Black-capped Chickadee will take a mealworm right out of the dish when
we hold it out to him.

Feeding time for the baby Phoebe. 
I've lost count of how many we have now.

Post power nap shenanigans. 

I think this is the full bloom for these this season.

Meet Bella. 
My new victim houseplant to replace Fern who suffered a slow overwatered demise. 

My first attempt at a digital faux batik painted Sea Turtle. 
I'm currently working on my second one. Practice, practice, practice...makes better.

Hubs and I went on a morning bike ride with these two cuties. 

A four-foot Pacific Gopher snake crossed our path. 

Having a snack and hanging out in the back of the pick-up after our ride.

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Week 18

The first week of May and another fly-by-week. Where does the time go? Spent some time on my bike photographing flowers and birds. I love Spring!

Cleaning the house while listening to Taylor Swift and taking a break for a selfie.

Sally's roses are just about done blooming. 

Taco Thursday for Cinco de Mayo.

Bike riding selfie. Two for May because I forgot to take one in April.
Oh, and that sky though!

Our local family of Geese. 

A Saturday day trip to Lowes. 

The Garden center is my favorite.

The elusive Tufted Titmouse. 

The baby Bluebirds are here! 

Daddy Bluebird waiting for more mealworms to feed the kids.

My delicious Frittata for Mother's Day brunch at Vic's.

Friday, May 6, 2022

Week 17

We're already into May?! 
I forgot to share in my last post that My Dr. CynCyn is engaged! We couldn't be happier for her and Daniel and we are all looking forward to the big day.
It was recovery week around here. EVERYONE was tired from our camping trip, but the Warriors making it to the second round of the NBA playoffs helped Hubs and me make it through. 

One of my Dahlia plants is making a comeback, again.

These rose bushes around the corner from my son's house are amazing.

I've been wanting to get the grandkids in here for a photoshoot.
Paisley has other ideas.

The single wild Sunflower in one of my succulent pots 
bloomed while we were gone last week.

It was a rollercoaster morning with someone who got hangry.
Thankfully, he comes out of it and we get these moments. 

Messy, blurry, and messy face, but so darn cute!

That look. It's serious business, making burritos.

These two played 'restaurant' after we just left one. 
They requested french toast.

Hubs and Son, talking about their future work venture.

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Week 16

What a fun trip! We took our new trailer camping, finally. We joined our son, his family, and almost forty of his friends in the Mendocino National Forest for his 30th birthday. Lots of dirt bikes, travel trailers, little kids, big kids, rain, sunshine, HUGE campfires, food, adult beverages, five dogs, a baby goat, a fox, and FUN. I have a gazillion more photos to sort, edit, and get into an album or gallery. I'll try to remember to update here with a link when it's done. 

Yep, we drove towards the rain clouds.

This was spectacular! And then...

...on the other side of the road, ELK! grazing in the rain.

Headed up into the rain clouds. It was so beautiful though!

One view of our group campsite. We woke up to snow, thankfully higher up in the hills.

Jesse and Paisley, cruising the campsite.

Birthday morning ride.

Bri and Paisley's turn.

Playing in the water in her snow clothes and living her best life.

Logan waiting not so patiently to ride.

The guys ride. Paisley wanted to go too.

Packing it all up to go home. Logan was "helping."

Happy 30th Birthday, Jesse!