Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Day 178 - chillin

The heat wave has retreated and Riley was able to hang out on the deck outside today.
That's one happy cat. Make that two happy cats; I got to go for a 30 mile bike ride.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Day 177 - daylilies

Be like the flower, turn your faces to the sun.
- Kahlil Gibran

Today is the first day of blooms for the orange-peach tone daylilies.
The other purple-ish daylily has been in bloom for a little while now. It's called Zinfandel.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Day 175 - garden mysteries

I brought this plant home with me from a local nursery last year. Sadly, I can't remember its name.
It's one of my favorites especially now as it just begins to bloom.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Day 174 - love is a rose

Love is a rose, but you better not pick it...
~ Neil Young
The scent of star jasmine + gemini roses= heaven

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Day 172 - lizard luv

If you are interpreting the lizard's look as impatience due to my interuption of lizard courtship shenanigans,
you are correct.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Monday, June 21, 2010

Day 169 - summer solstice moon

Thought the moon looked pretty cool just before sunset
And on the first day of summer...the first daylily

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Day 168 - Father's Day

One year ago on Father's Day, I sat on top of this picnic table and called my dad.
The oak tree behind the table, snapped in half and fell on top of me.
My bruises, cuts and punctures healed and I'm still riding Bykasandra.
We're up to 2,100 miles now.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Day 164 - strike it rich

That's what this rose is called.
Seemed like a good choice for a gold country backyard.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Day 162 - new growth

Just thought this new growth on the pines looked nice against the very blue sky today.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Day 161 -avian contortionist

The scrub jays really need to work at it to get to the goodies in the feeder.
They can hang on just long enough to grab a few bites, then retreat to a branch, then repeat.
This goes on until the territorial woodpecker chases them away, and performs the same balancing act.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Day 159 - garden lion

The friendly lion who looks over our back yard.
It took a couple of years, but Sherry finally talked the owner of a local nursery into parting with this.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Day 157 - sage

This terracotta pot planted with herbs is the gift that keeps giving. Love it.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Day 155 - A bit of the Golden Gate on the bike trail

This bridge over the river on the bike trail is a not so subtle tribute to the much more
famous one down the road in San Francisco.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Day 154 - mystery wildflower

On the steep, winding drive into Sequoia National Park, we pulled over to look at the showy yucca in bloom. While standing at the lookout of the wildly flowing river (what a spring this is for the steams, creeks, rivers and waterfalls in the Sierra Nevada!), I happened to notice these wildflowers. Anyone know what they're called?

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Day 153 - stone pony

This statue caught my eye as we were leaving a shopping center in Visalia, California.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Day 150 - deer friend

Obviously, this doe is just a little tired of the paparazzi interrupting her roadside grazing.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Day 149 - rollin' by the river

We went for a bike ride on the parkway after work today.
Good weather...Good ride...Good day.