Tuesday, October 11, 2011


These big spiders are common this time of year -- webs strung between fences, trees, any upright items in the yard. 

I never get tired of our view.  Southern California is not the most beautiful place on earth, but we have a nice view of one of the prettier -- in a desert-y sort of way --  areas.
There are several Liquid Ambar trees on our block, but so far this year, this is the only one showing so much color.
I love zinnias.
We didn't get grapes this year but are hoping next year -- the third year for our vine -- will be the year. 
This dog who "never" walks on the walls, sure walks on the walls a lot!
Crows flying home to roost.
The cottonwood tree we love and hate.  Love for the shade, it's twinkling leaves, the sound of the wind in the leaves; hate for the roots we knew, but didn't want to believe, would pop up everywhere. 
One of the first of the leaves to fall from the  Chinese Pistache.
Did I mention I love zinnias?
The tomatoes have slowed down, but are still producing.
A slub in a spider web! 
This little stinker always walked on walls!
Peaceable Kingdom -- for the moment
Waiting for Stacia. As luck would have it, my neighbor friend had knee surgery a few weeks before I had my surgery.  We two invalids have been s-l-o-w-l-y walking around our cul de sac while we recuperate.  The first time, I didn't make a full circle.  Today, we walked 1.4 miles in the morning (about 6-7 laps) and this evening 1.1 mile.  We're both getting better every day! Maybe we'll actually walk faster than 2 miles an hour some day...


Taryn said...

You do have a beautiful view! Glad to hear you are feeling better.

Wyatt said...

We like spiders, except for when you walk through their web and get it on your face...yuck

Wyatt and Stanzie

Sarge said...

Hey Darby & Pumpkin!
Wow, what icky spiders! Looks like a certain pooch is trying to be like Spiderman and walk on walls! BOL
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

scotsmad said...

Looks like beautiful weather for walking--lots to look at--maybe that's why you go slowly.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Bet your view changes daily.