Saturday, October 22, 2005

No show!

Okay, I admit it, I didn’t take a photo this day. Spent half of it dozing in bed, sniffling and coughing and reading a novel. Then felt better toward the evening and we made a fire in the firebowl and roasted hot dogs. My neighbor came to ask if we had a fire going… About 4 neighbors were walking up and down the street looking for the source of the smoke… It’s fire season.

Maybe I’ll take a photo of the ashes later and post it…

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Country fence

I was at the beginning of a cold, so my mom and I cancelled plans to drive to the coast at Ventura. Opted for lunch in downtown Acton and then a drive out some of the surrounding backroads. I liked the look of this old fence.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Birds bathing Wednesday

This really didn’t come out well, but there were about half a dozen birds in the bath! All fluttering and sending up water spouts. The camera kept picking up the reflection of the window. I knew if I opened the back door, all my subjects would take off.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Merkato - Ethiopian food Tuesday

Actually, the main point of our journey into Los Angeles proper was a visit to the L.A. County Museum of Art, but I can put a photo of that under my other goal to make 12 museum visits in 2005.

So this entry is about the Ethiopian restaurant my mom and I went to before the museum. Merkato, on Fairfax. We had the trout, which was delicious. It was accompanied by sides of dishes made, respectively, of tomatoes, lentils, collard greens, cabbage and split yellow peas. My second time, my mom’s first.

This doll was hanging on the wall.

Monday, October 17, 2005

Shopping Monday

My mom’s here visiting. I have time off. Neither of us much enjoy shopping for clothes on our own, but we had a good time together.

Supply Cabinet

Pity the poor soul who feels a need to keep the supply cabinet in order. It just seems cruel that even the outiside of the cabinet is now cluttered with Internet humor and a recipe for Crispy Cookies of the no-bake variety. Who put these things here anyway?

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Geranium in Bloom

I took a cutting from one of my favorite geraniums a few weeks ago. Now it has roots and a bloom and is about ready to be transported into potting soil.