Saturday, July 30, 2011


Ventura County Fair

The rickety rides and fried food carts have started to arrive at our seaside fairgrounds. 

Ventura County Fair

Ventura County Fair

Oooh I just love the County Fair!

Ventura County Fair

Saturday, July 23, 2011

dog days


Summer school is over. The sun is shining. I've spent the better part of the afternoon baking pie and gabbing with a girlfriend. Let the dog days of summer begin.

{photo from here}

Monday, July 18, 2011

Sloppy Summer Pie

sloppy summer pie

This pie started off so well, with perfectly sweet raspberries and fresh yellow peaches from the farmers market.

sloppy summer pie

sloppy summer pie

Everything seemed to be going well, the juices were bubbling thickly and it would be done in time to bring to a Sunday BBQ with friends.


Sadly, when we cut into it, there was something like a peach raspberry soup inside the crumb topped crust. Isn't that always the way when there are eight hungry grown ups and 2 salivating toddlers waiting to eat desert.  

sloppy summer pie

Well, it was devoured anyway. Even if it was a sloppy failure.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

back to the beach

I'm still sandy from my morning at the beach. And it's just too nice a day to sit at the computer, so I'm going back outside. Maybe I'll stay up late and post things after this glorious day as gone to sleep.

Hope you're having a perfect Saturday... wherever you live and whatever the weather.

Friday, July 8, 2011

blasting off into the weekend...

Happy Friday earthlings. 

{image of the space shuttle Atlantis from Nasa}

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Birthday Girl

Today is my Great Aunt Libby's 90th birthday. She's wonderful.

This old photo is of her with my Grandpa Al and my Grandma Gladys. Libby and Gladys were twins. What a bunch of cuties.

Monday, July 4, 2011


Washington, D.C. Government charwoman (LOC)
Happy Independence Day.  Here's to flags, fireworks and good clean fun.

{photo by Gordon Parks}

Sunday, July 3, 2011

summer of love

Livin it up with my man in San Francisco this weekend. Tomorrow's our third anniversary of tying the knot. I do so love being a July bride.

{photo by Thomas Levinson}

Saturday, July 2, 2011


I love hydrangeas. Especially the ones that grow in my backyard.

Each stem of blossoms is like a summer celebration all in itself.

Every year, I look forward to moment they burst into life, from dead winter sticks. Ah summer.

Happy Weekend. Happy Summer. Happy sunshine. Happy.


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