Last week my parents came to visit and we had such a great time. My folks are very laid back and low maintenance, so their visits are always welcome. I got to play tourist in my town and travel up to Mendocino for the first time, down to Alacatraz, and of course, there was the requisite wine tasting with my mom.
I took some pretty fun photos while they were here as well as some the week before for my birthday; so in light of the sadness I’ve felt the last few days for my friend and some tough changes at work, I’m going to post them here for a little momentary distraction. I hope you enjoy them as well. Happy Friday, everyone!
At home after my birthday dinner and feeling blissful.
This was my birthday gift from Tim and perhaps the best birthday present I have ever received. I’ve been needing a solution for my jewelry as it was clumped all in bowls; I came home from North Carolina to this. I was floored. He and K had worked all weekend on it. They made it out of salvaged windows and found small prints I had been saving and glued them to the backs of the glass that remained, then glued small wood slats and hung copper nails.
I love it times a thousand.
So what if I baked my own birthday cake? The pumpkiny-browned-buttercream-topped-with-caramel-walnut-goodness wasn’t going to bake itself.
This is a little mushroom forest made out of rocks in the middle of Yountville. Wouldn’t these look great in a garden?
My mom and I. Isn’t she the cutest? And that’s just her natural pink aura, not a fancy trick mirror in Yountville.
A storm in the bay – as seen from Alcatraz.
The Warden’s home – Alcatraz.
Miniature San Francisco.
And then there’s this….
(It’s not pretty, but I have to show someone besides Tim)
Have you ever seen a bruise quite like that? And in that location?! I mean, this picture doesn’t do it justice because it’s BRIGHT baby-blue – pretty much the color of my shirt, only brighter. It’s really hot. But don’t you worry, you can have one, too! Just squeeze your arm in between a gate and a fence, and it can be yours! (Remember when I did that, mom and dad? THIS was the result!)
And that concludes this installment of needing-to-clear-some-photos-off-my-phone.
Hope you all have a great weekend! Just remember to keep your arm clear of wooden gates…