Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Walking In The Neighborhood

The usually cacophonous neighborhood geese rushed the fence as we passed by, but kept the honking to a minimum.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Summer Sky

The sky last night, looking northwest from the patio.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Cat Nap

Thomas found a cool spot last evening, perfect for a quick snooze before he makes his nightly rounds.

Sunday, July 27, 2014


We're in the midst of an ongoing drought and on the verge of mandatory water rationing again.  As we walked through the neighborhood, a wee caterpillar couldn't stay put and made his way slowly across the burning hot macadam in the heat of the day.

We made the acquaintance of a very skinny cat whose collar read "Oliver" when he roused himself from his parched, patchy lawn in pursuit of pets.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

What's Blooming In Summer

Penstemons are an ultra-hardy perennial that bloom almost nonstop.  You'll need to cut them back hard every other season, as they tend to get woody.  Cutting back promotes plenty of new growth and lets you give them some shape.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Hummer Games

We've got a half dozen hummingbirds who spent their days doing battle over their two feeders.  They rarely share, so it was a surprise to see two perched together. 

Monday, July 14, 2014

What's Blooming In Summer

The hardiest plants in my garden are those that are self-sown.  This coreopsis is no exception.  One of the blossoms plays host to a wee bug.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

The Sky Last Night

Looking west, out the living room window, as the suns sets through kentia palms, giant bamboo and Torrey pines.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

New Mural In Town

A new mural painted on the side of a local liquor store.