Sunday, February 26, 2012

california dreamin

Visited my dad last week in Southern California
and went a little crazy with the phone apps...
you will either love these
(if you are as into them as me and spend all your time staring into your phone 
when people are talking to you - oops)
or you will skip this post entirely
as you just don't get it.
If you are one of those, then I feel sorry for you - really I do.
You are missing out on a wonderful thing.
Finally found a heart seed pod.
I never find heart shaped rocks and I am so jealous of those of you who do.
I am now the proud owner of one of my mom's pots.
Here are some more she made
back in the 50's.
She signed them 'filis'
as her name was Phyllis.
Love flying by this mountain.
We have a saying in Seattle on a nice day -
"The mountain is out".
Well of course it is everyday, but just not for us.
Knew I was not in Seattle anymore
when I walked by these 6' poinsettias.
Ahh Laguna Beach... need I say more?
My nephew climbing some rocks
while his parents try to capture the moment.
What a wonderful kid he is.
Classic beach vehicle.
My dad posing.
Some Megadeth on the harpsichord?
It works.
Love those feet too.
My old bedroom window
framed in camelias.
And more seed pods.
Seemed like a dream to be in the sun
and visit my dad, my brother, and his family.
Wish my mom was still there ...
but it did not hurt quite so much to be there without her.
Snowing outside right now.
Yes it must have been a dream.


  1. pretty pictures! i'm so glad you had such a good time down in the sun :) hang in there and try to enjoy the snow! :) xoxo

  2. Loving those red shoes:O) great pictures of your home and glad you had a great visit with family:O) Thanks for sharing and visiting:O)

  3. I like these photos with the phone app a lot. Wish I had one too!

  4. Love these pix-such a fun trip. Especially like the 2nd pic of Riley on the harpsichord---looks just like a painting! Can't wait to get an iphone and play with it like you...