Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Eclipse Kali Phare Pound Puppy

we adopted a new pound puppy. The animal control officers named her Eclipse, but since it doesn't roll easily off the tongue we call her Kali (pronounced like the nickname for California). She is smart, mellow and mostly obedient. I'd hoped she could be a jogging buddy but she doesn't last for a 3 mile walk/run interval training. Actually she plops down in the middle of a leisurely 3 mile walk and refuses to budge until we've had a short rest...what is she going to do when I get the puppy back pack? Anyway, the walk wears her out but after a nap she's ready to go again!

Kali in Profile

Hubby chills with Kali in the shade.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Alley Arts Festival

2ndSat. ArtWalk: Alley Arts Festival in Midtown, Sacramento

Hosted by: KevinLSCKevinLSC

When: Saturday, August 08, 2009 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM PDT


KLSCstudio, BridgeToArt.com, Doolittle Properties, and JungleSupplyCo.com host:

2ndSat. ArtWalk: ALLEY ARTS FESTIVAL in Midtown, Sacramento
in the ALLEY between 18/19 & "I"/J Streets on a HUGE PARKING LOT.

Saturday, August 8, 2009


12 Fine Artists &

LIVE MUSIC with Sacramento's own:

"Low Down Dirty Dogs"
The Red Hot "Jenn Rogar"


Wednesday, August 5, 2009

A Teacup Full of Sunshine and Love

It was a great vacation in Tennessee. All day playing with grandchildren and all night partying with GI's. What a whole lot of fun fun fun. But now I'm home and its great to see my ol' man, my chickies and my garden. I've a lot of work to do on my master's project before I'm ready for graduation in December and I really really really need to get back into the exercise routine.
Grandson Austin's mother met us in the driveway when we returned from the Airport. Austin was pleasantly surprised. He loves his dad and stister but he really missed his mother and california siblings. We had a wonderful relaxing sunday hanging out on the bench near the apple tree; sipping tea and munching on fresh picked blackberries.

Just behind the apple tree you can see a white picket fence. Just on the other side of the picket fence is a creek. A blackberry bush grows over the creek; you can see it behind the bench. The creek passes an organic nursery so the water is probably full of natural fertilizer which contributes to the plump juiceyness of the giant berries that grow there.

While Jel and I sipped tea by the apple tree I started filling my empty teacup with the fat ripe berries I could easily reach. Baby Julian and Jalissa, Austin's half siblings, joyfully ate those berries one by one...

Today I went back out and gathered several cups worth of plumb ripe blackberries and baked them into a scrumptious pie. As soon as it was cool enough to cut Jeff and I filled up on giant slices with yummy French vanilla icecream.

The blackberry pie started the party in my tummy...

Monday, June 29, 2009

Long Time No Update

So I get so busy with school, especially now that I'm working on my masters project, that I don't have time even for a momentary diversion...but there have been a few things happening in the backyard sanctuary. Many birds have migrated through, a few have stayed. Roosters crow, hens lay and a few manage to hatch a brood or two. Our sweet little squatter Bunny Rabbit passed away, she had a long life for a wild bunny, 4 years. Her mate left, there's grass everywhere and no reason to stay here and be a lonely buck. Remember you can click on any photo to see it larger.

Backyard Squatters

The Three Graces

Pretty Tailfeathers

an ancient cock

lots of new peeps running around the back yard

and an accidental video of sushi in the backyard taken when I thought I was shooting a photo.