Monday, October 31, 2011

Photo of the Day (10.31.11)

Today's photo: This year's Halloween pumpkins.  We decided we didn't want to deal with the mess of carving our pumpkins this year, so we painted them instead.  I used some stencils on the white one, and Graham free-handed his raven and spooky letters.  It was fun and only took about 20 minutes.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Photo of the Day (10.20.11)

Today's photo: Fall centerpiece on the dining table made up of all the funky pumpkins/squash we got at Avila Valley Barn.  As well as the one pumpkin that I grew this year (that survived the backyard re-do).

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Photo of the Day (10.18.11)

Today's photo: A sneak peek of what was done in the backyard.  This is one of the redwood trees that will make the basis of our woodland garden section of the yard.  It is so exciting to be able to use our yard, over the weekend we had a fire in our fire pit and ate dinner on the patio.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Photo of the Day (10.17.11)

Today's photo: I finally filled up my hummingbird feeders in our front yard.  And the hummingbirds are very happy.  This is the dominant one.  He sits on this little birdhouse hanging on our porch and waits for the others to approach the feeders.  Then he chases them off.  Doesn't he know there are 3 feeders and he can't possibly drink that much?

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Photo of the Day (10.12.11)

Today's photo: Flowers at Avila Valley Barn from on visit there on Monday.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Photo of the Day (10.11.11)

Today's photo: Pumpkins at Avila Valley Barn.  Yesterday, Graham and I went to Avila Valley Barn to pick out some pumpkins for Halloween.  It was a wise move to go on a Monday and not on a weekend: less busy.  We enjoyed ice cream, farm animals, and a hay bale maze that made Graham sneeze.  But it was all fun, and now we have some pretty pumpkins to enjoy.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Photo of the Day (10.10.11)

Today's photo: A Snowy Plover at the beach.  Graham, my mom, and I went to Sebastian's in San Simeon for lunch yesterday and decided to make a stop at the beach on the way home.  I was patient and crouched in the sand and seaweed in order to get some pictures of them.  They are just so cute!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Photo of the Day (10.6.11)

Today's photo: Another one from when I was taking pictures of the sunset in Morro Bay the other day.  The rock had an interesting little ring of fog around it.

Work was started in our backyard today!  It already looks so much better.  I'll share lots of pictures soon.

Photo of the Day (10.5.11)

Today's photo: The stormy-ish weather we have had the past few days made for a beautiful sunset in Morro Bay last night.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Photo of the Day (10.4.11)

Today's photo: A steaming mug of apple cider was perfect for the cloudy and cool day we had today.  I'll probably have another one tomorrow since we're supposed to have a storm blow through in the morning.

Photo of the Day (10.3.11)

Yesterday's photo:  I forgot to post this last night.  Yesterday, we made quesadillas for lunch.  I was going through the fridge to see what we wanted to put in them, besides cheese.  I was naming things off, some a little weirder than others.  But Graham was intrigued by the artichoke hearts, I was a little unsure.  Well, they were really delicious.  Graham used habanero pepper jack cheese, which was really good, but really spicy.  I used a Mexican cheese blend for mine.  The flavors of the cheese and the marinated artichoke hearts blended really well together and made for really tasty quesadillas, served with a little sour cream.