Friday, July 21, 2017

brown penny

Heard this read at a garden party, but hadn't really ever read the words.  Figured it was a fitting poem for me and my penny findings.

I whispered, ‘I am too young,’
And then, ‘I am old enough’;
Wherefore I threw a penny
To find out if I might love.
‘Go and love, go and love, young man,
If the lady be young and fair.’
Aye, penny, brown penny, brown penny,
I am looped in the loops of her hair.

O love is the crooked thing,
There is nobody wise enough
To find out all that is in it,
For he would be thinking of love
Till the stars had run away
And the shadows eaten the moon.
Ah, penny, brown penny, brown penny,
One cannot begin it too soon.

"Brown Penny" by William Butler Yeats. Public domain

Thursday, July 20, 2017

just some pretty

Some interesting plant in the parents' backyard~my friend dubbed it:  gardenus seussical.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017


While I added more travel adventures and created some happy memories, SoCal is just not my milieu.   So grateful to be back in the Bay.

Dime sized blossom at the shore.

Beautiful scarf gifted to me and another lucky penny!

Mosaic fountain just outside Trader's doors.  Bliss.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

scenic route

More verbiage to come~had an interesting trip.

Feet propped up is always a good way to travel. 

Santa Barbara

Pasa Robles

Gotta be a good story here~abandon key at train station. 

San Luis Obispo 

Edge of Monterey. 

Where are George and Lennie?

More Salinas Valley.

There's just something about California summer twilights. 

Monday, July 17, 2017

all things Getty

It's astonishing that there are 16-lane freeways here and traffic is super heavy.  We are guessing that we covered about 300 miles over the weekend~feel as though I've seen a fair chunk of this region.

The last outing was to the Getty Museum near Bel Air.  Gorgeous grounds.

This water labyrinth was my favorite thing seen. 

I also enjoyed the concrete poetry exhibit and the one of the design and building of Disney Hall~unfortunately, photographs were not allowed in that one.   

I was also disallowed to climb up by this sculpture to kiss the frog that the boy is holding. ;)

Intriguing sculpture garden near the tram station.

And this is a neighbor's beautiful succulent yardscaping.  Off at 0-dark-hundred to catch the coastal train northwards.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

days of goodness~the sequel

Am pretty sure that I cannot return to Real Life after these weeks of visiting.  Today took us to Crystal Cove State Park and then a wander around Laguna.  Any day by the Pacific (or really, any ocean) is a great day.

Some delish tartines which we concocted~so good that I now have the recipe. 

Just beachy.

More coinage found and some metallic markers added to my colouring supplies.

Fun mosaic seats in the downtown area.

My soul is so full of beauty at present.