November 29, 2012

Rainy day..unusual here, but so peaceful..you don’t feel the pressure to be out there, gardening, whatever. Here Finn is sleepy after his nap (that’s how it sometimes go) and is watching T.V.  Sol, also male, is hanging out with the guys. Frank is reading. They are all so self absorbed. Men.

November 28, 2012

Frank was looking for something physical to do…a project, a long walk..and Tish suggested doing a make over of Caleigh and Maya’s room, which was crowded with a double bed bunk bed system, in order to leave the garden doors free…but…

decorators prevailed, Frank, Tish and I did the job, and upon Caleigh’s return…

there was our reward… the smile!  This is wonderful for a girl about to be 13…to have her own half of the room. Always puts me back to when Jen and Drea shared a room. The circle of life continues to be circular!

November 27, 2012

Hanging out in the hammock, under a majestic California pine, with…

my cookie eating, loving Finn…we spun and spun..

laughing up to the sky. Wherever you are, a giggling child will add wonders to your day.

November 26, 2012

Maya had the day off, so of course we had to work on a fabric project together…have Bubie, fabric will follow…

November 25, 2012

 

We had a blast on crazy bike rentals…a little tight, but it still gave us a peddling workout…

Keiran hopped off to get this photo of his Opa, but otherwise he was doing wheelies with him! really.

and then it was time to say good bye to the beach house, back to the land of school nights…Lovely lovely time we all had.

November 24, 2012

early morning walk with Tish…the sea comes over the deep drop to its edge, when the tide is up, and leaves small rivers to  admire..

meanwhile Frank was making sand castles with Finn…

and eventually the sun was setting about 4:30..as Frank and Wes came up that steep edge from the shore.  Lovely day…

November 23, 2012

Just so that no one is too envious of us at the Beach House…see the above sign…

and this was today’s weather…imagine where we live, if there were warnings every time we had fog! We’d be living in a WARNING…

Despite the scares and the warnings, the beach was still fun…

November 22, 2012

We are at beach house rental, at Oxnard, about an hour away from Tisha’s home, till Sunday. Spent a wonderful American Thanksgiving day, with Wes’s family joining in for the meal. On the deck here, we are overlooking the setting sun in front of us…

November 21, 2012

wonderful date as well….11/21/2012….well, in the skies again. Here is a glimpse of the Charlotte airport, on our way to L.A. via 3 stops, all to get there on fewer air miles. I loved the rocking chairs and trees. Why not do that? You could just drive to the airport, and hang out for a few hours!

November 20, 2012

aside: nice look to that date…11/20/2012

I digress. Here’s a photo of all the plants Richard brought over for us to care for as he’s doing the family rounds in Ontario for many weeks. You have to love a man who loves to propagate blooming Hawaiian trees, from seeds, in his home off the blustery coast of N.S.. He also has geraniums year round indoors, and saves his poinsettia from year to year. Of course, there is as well the tree he brought as a cutting from Rhodesia…He’s very generous. We too now have “imported trees”..My studio is always a flexible space, from guest bedroom to sewing studio to art studio to greenhouse…like we all should be!