Category Archives: Just Pictures

Birthday Brunch and Dinner. Menus Worth Replicating

Hello and a good Monday to you all.聽 How was your weekend?聽 Relaxing? Quiet? Busy?聽 I hope you had a chance to not do anything for a bit. For us it was a very quiet weekend, and for me – it was a very relaxing weekend.聽 That’s because it was my birthday last Friday and all I asked of my family is lunch and dinner to be taken care of and not by takeout 馃槤 .聽 I also asked if I could celebrate my birthday for three days聽 馃榿 – Friday, Saturday and Sunday!聽 I am happy to report the family obliged and treated me to homemade lunches and dinners and let me just relax all weekend long.聽 I did some gardening, took long afternoon naps, read and browsed a lot 馃榿.聽 I had a lovely brunch up in the veggie patch on Friday. Then in the evening the twins made dinner.聽 It really was a perfect birthday and I couldn’t ask for anything more 馃グ馃槝馃挄鉂わ笍 Continue reading Birthday Brunch and Dinner. Menus Worth Replicating

Friday Flowers. Lilies and Glads

Good Friday to you all.聽 I hope you had a good week and are looking forward to the weekend.聽 Today I thought I would share some photos of cheery flowers in shades of yellow and dark purple.聽 The flowers featured are lilies and gladiolas from my garden that I put together in a bouquet to enjoy indoors.聽 Please enjoy today’s Friday Flowers 馃拹馃尯馃尲. Continue reading Friday Flowers. Lilies and Glads

4th of July Weekend in Sunny Sausalito

Hello and a good Wednesday to you all.聽 How is your week going?聽 Good? Ready for the upcoming weekend? Just two more days to go!聽 How was your July 4th holiday? I hope you were able to relax with family (for those of you here in the U.S.) 聽 We ended up spending our long holiday weekend in sunny Sausalito. Continue reading 4th of July Weekend in Sunny Sausalito

Friday Flowers & Veggie Garden Update

Happy Friday! I hope you had a good week and are ready for a relaxing weekend. Today I thought I would give you an update on my veggie garden and all things gardening as it’s been a while since I’ve shared pics of my garden.聽 Not that the garden isn’t looking great, it’s actually looking the best its been in years, mainly because with all our stay at home mandate I’ve been showering my garden with attention, and the garden is loving it!聽 Lots and lots of flowers have been blooming nonstop.聽 Roses, gladiolas, lilies, fuchsias, and anything green and in-between have all been basking in our cool California summer.聽 Even my veggie patch is looking great. Continue reading Friday Flowers & Veggie Garden Update

Wilder Ranch State Park. Santa Cruz, California

Hello and a good Monday to you.聽 How was your weekend? Relaxing? Busy? Ready for the new week?聽 I hope you were able to take a break and rejuvenate.聽 Our weekend was quiet, we just relaxed around the home and spent time in the garden.聽 Our weather cooled down on Sunday so it really was a pleasant weekend to be outside.聽 Speaking of outdoors last week Thursday two of my daughters and I went to Santa Cruz for a wonderful hike. A spectacular cliffside hike by the Pacific Ocean at Wilder Ranch State Park, two miles north of Sant Cruz.聽 Continue reading Wilder Ranch State Park. Santa Cruz, California

Coyote Pups and The Owl in the Courtyard

Good Friday to you all! I hope you had a good week and are looking forward to a relaxing weekend.聽 Today I thought I would share a few pics of wildlife in the garden that have been more active this summer. First set of pictures are of a little owl that resides in our courtyard.聽 Yes, an owl in the courtyard!聽 He has been living in our courtyard for over seven years now.聽 He leaves every winter and returns every summer to the same perch. As I was wondering why he hadn’t returned yet this summer, there he was quietly sitting in his spot last week!聽 For the story behind this little owl in the courtyard take a look at this blog the owl in the courtyard. Continue reading Coyote Pups and The Owl in the Courtyard

Father’s Day Celebration Menu

A good Monday to you.聽 I hope your week is starting off well.聽 How was your weekend? How was Father’s Day Sunday? For us our weekend was very relaxing. We just hung out with the family as we celebrated Father’s Day at home. We spent time at the pool and made a few of Hitesh’s favorite foods. Continue reading Father’s Day Celebration Menu

Moss Beach Landing & Harbor Seals at Half Moon Bay, California

Good Friday to you all!聽 I trust you had a good week and are looking forward to the weekend.聽 Around here our week started off great on a happy note in the great outdoors.聽 After months of being stuck at home only venturing out for groceries and errands, our family played hooky earlier in the week and took the day off from work on Monday.聽 We snuck out for a gorgeous hike in the seaside village of Half Moon Bay. Continue reading Moss Beach Landing & Harbor Seals at Half Moon Bay, California

La Fiesta de los Patios de C贸rdoba. The Festival of the Courtyards of C贸rdoba 2020

Hello and a good Friday to you all.聽 How was your week? I hope it was good one and you got some fresh air despite having to work from home and school from home, maybe you even got to venture out a little more?聽 As some of you may recall couple of weeks ago for Mother’s Day I did a post on an idea for a Mother’s Day flower exchange where my friends and I exchanged flower bouquets made from our own gardens. Continue reading La Fiesta de los Patios de C贸rdoba. The Festival of the Courtyards of C贸rdoba 2020

Veggie Planting on our Hill. May 2020

Good Monday to you all.聽 I hope you had a quiet weekend and are ready for the week ahead.聽 Our weekend was low-key, not much excitement to report, which is a good thing. We did a lot of gardening, planting little veggie seedlings, and went for long walks in our neighborhood, and that’s pretty much it; but then I’m sure that’s what we are all doing these days – limited going out and just staying home.聽 Fortunately the weather has been pleasant around here and we were able to step out and get a good dose of well needed fresh air. Continue reading Veggie Planting on our Hill. May 2020