Friday, November 7, 2014

Friday Flower Pick : The Hibiscus

Today's Friday Flower Pick is an often admired, tropical beauty that is as likely to be found peeking out from lush green hedges along a sidewalk... dazzling in an earthen pot, decorating a porch or patio...

...but always with it's exotic-looking flowers bobbing in a gentle ocean breeze...
...It's the eternally lovely hibiscus!!


Thursday, November 6, 2014

Thursday Things I Love : Vinca After the Rain


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Wednesday Words of Wisdom

"The least movement is of importance to all nature. 
The entire ocean is affected by a pebble."
-Blaise Pascal


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Santa Monica Forecast : Glowing

Growing up in Wisconsin, I've experienced my fair share of snowstorms, thunderstorms, and everything in between...
But here in this sunshiny paradise,
one rarely experiences such a variety of forecasts. 
That's why whenever I spot a moody cloud or two in the sky now, I hit the beach with my camera, just as fast as my beach cruiser can get me there!!

That's exactly what happened the other day.
And here are a few of the spectacular views I was treated to:

It's so nice to have "weather" once in a while!!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Mermaid Monday : Hello, November

After a beautiful October full of twinkling orange lights, pumpkin carving, and fantastic autumn sunsets, it's time to say Hello, November!!

I'm starting the month out right with something elegant and cozy...
...This adorable crochet capelet!!

 ...This fall-inspired piece features a lovely tan-flecked yarn, scalloped edging, and a silky satin sash!!

Capture the spirit of the season and take it along while bookstore browsing, sipping lattes in a café, or on an autumn walk in the park!!

 The Corner Café Collar is available on a rainbow of colors!!

...And speaking of rainbows, I spied this beauty stretching across the sky, early the 1st morning of November:

 A rare midnight rain Halloween night gave way to a sprinkling morning...
...and an even rarer fleeting rainbow!!

A lucky Rabbits Rabbit Day indeed!!

Friday, October 31, 2014

IGPOTY Photo Contest : My Submissions

Flower and garden photographers, it's that time of year again!!...
...Time for the IGPOTY photo contest!!

There are just a few hours left to enter...
so I've plucked four of my favorite flower photos from 2014!!

Representing a year's worth of wonderfully inspiring flower photography walks, I'm featuring:
My favorite rose
A lovely pink water lily and it's reflection
Sparkling dew drops on pink flowers
Gladiolus at sunrise...

To enter, visit:

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Thursday Things I ♥ : Cozy Chunky Cowls

Today I'm really loving this cozy chunky cowl...
...crocheted up in a lovely acrylic and wool blend yarn, edged with scalloped stitching and trimmed with a pink satin bow!!

Hand crocheted-to-order, just for you...(or someone you love.)
Find it on Etsy.