Being at Starbucks with these delicious kids is a delight!
Love you guys!
|Ayuntamiento de Astorga, sábado 25 de febrero de 2012|
|Pura fantasía - Pure fantasy|
|Hasta los más pequeños se disfrazan|
Even the smallest dress up
|¡Cómo me gusta la chica pavo real!|
I really like this Peacock Girl
|Is one of these fearsome Samurai really my gentle husband?|
Can you guess which one he is? Hahaha
¿De verdad es uno de estos temibles Samurais realmente mi tierno esposo?
¿Adivinas cuál es? Hahaha
|Precious under a paper and bamboo parasol|
Preciosa bajo una sombrilla de papel y bambú
|Our group, the Samurai, won third place - Hooray!|
Nuestro grupo, los Samurais, ganó el tercer premio . ¡Bravo!
|Toledo, Spain, July 2011|
|Weathered birdhouse and lone prickly ball by Mark Farrell|
|Photo from Piper who discusses Sweetgum trees at length.|
|Espalier of Asian Pear,|
Sacramento, CA in February, 2012
|Irises that have pushed up for new spring blooms,|
Sacramento, CA, 2012
|Every family in our county has TWO of these giant bins that are used|
for city composting and collected every two weeks.
So necessary when you have a big yard.
Sacramento, CA, February 2012
|Snowdrops gracefully speak of spring around the corner,|
Sacramento, CA, February, 2012 by Mark Farrell
Working incognito I cleaned up the irises that will bloom dazzling purple and cobalt, and ridded their roots of blackened leaves, snails and unwanted grubs. I cut back dead growth on all the annuals and admired their young leaves at the soil's surface. And I swept and raked the entire yard filling the green waste bins to the brim with cuttings and so much left in this winter's abandon. My mind repeatedly traveled to spring with a barren longing to experience the blooming here again, but in the setting of the late afternoon sun, a reminder like a chill breeze rustled my gardening reverie because this is no longer my home. Hopefully others will enjoy the garden this year. Their benefit and the single desire to do what is right, good and healing. Surrendering this to God is my reward alone.
|Residential area in Sacramento, California|
|Library building, University of California, San Diego, February 2012|
|Butterfly bush, everything grows so lush and green.|
|Photo from my last day here at UCSD when it DID rain! |
Risa and Mom and Risa and Jess dodging the rain with their cute umbrellas
|Risa and Mom|
|Rose petals on our bed left by a dear friend, Laura, welcoming us home to Astorga, Spain.|
|Tied to chocolate's natural counterpart, love, each bar resembles a love letter, complete with a romantic poem.|
|Our table in our first home, the flat at the center of town, Astorga, Spain.|
|Camelias en flor en Sacramento, California, febrero 2012|
|My own French Toast made on our cast iron griddle and just waiting to be topped with pure maple or raspberry syrup , walnuts and maybe some whipped cream|
Mis propias tostadas francesas hechas en nuestro plancha de hierro fundido y a la espera de ser cubiertas con sirope de arce o mermelada de frambuesa, nueces y tal vez un poco de nata montada
|Net and my pics at Tower Café|
|Tower Café photo of award winning seasonal French Toast |
Foto de Tower Café del premio a la tostada francesa de temporada