Goodbye, My Darling Girl

They said that I would know when it was time.  But they did not warn me of the agonizing pain that would come with it.  #goodbye #petloss

By Any Other Name

An evening in the garden at the Monterey Museum of Art at the La Mirada mission birthed striking shots of these lovely beauties.

Indulgence

She watched us from her post –impatience on her brow, pollen on her chin.  Our work in the garden bed was keeping her from the red blossoms of her sage.  And there was still plenty of feasting to be done.

Wine Wednesday: October 18, 2017

We were excited about this wine: a Louis Jadot Puligny-Montrachet 1984. It had sat quietly waiting in the darkness of the cellar where flecks of mold found their way along the label.  But the contents remained clear. As we poured the wine into our glasses, we marveled at the intenseness of its color made ever more brilliant by the final rays of the setting sun.

Mottled Rooster Stands on One Foot

  I don’t know if Little Richard is practicing the principles of tai chi and is rusty about the Golden Rooster Stands on One Foot maneuver or if he is merely airing out his slippers.  In any case, this little Mille Fleur d’Uccle bantam rooster lives up to his hype. In French, “Mille Fleur” translates as “Thousand…

Winged 2

Winged 2 @ #elkhornslough Graceful dinosaurs of the air #pelicans #birds

Winged

A few moments in the late afternoon along the slough.  The beating of wings. The splash of a dive. The call of delight.  Winged.      

Wine Wednesday: Fogust 23, 2017

#WineWednesday @KarltheFog “Today’s forecast: mostly foggy with a high chance of forgetting what warmth feels like.” 
#Fogust continues.  I was 15 miles inland before the clouds broke. Suddenly the house Chardonnay in a water glass was a beautiful thing.