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Back Home

Yesterday, as we left the Bay Area, this sunrise greeted us.


The ten hour drive was mainly rainy with some sleet and snow thrown in for good measure. I finally got a drive by shot of some California fruit trees.


In Northern California, the trees were graced with a frosting of snow.


After arriving home, I walked in to the kitchen and was elated to find that my Amaryllis had finally bloomed. I put it in water in November!!


This morning, Mr C hung the new mobile in the dining room. Looks pretty cool!



My STASH group met at Reva’s for chit chat and sharing. She made a great lunch — black bean enchiladas and a fabulous plum dessert that involved plums from her own tree, whipped cream and gelatin – yummy! We are reading Twyla Tharp’s book, The Creative Habit. Since we have only done the introductory chapter, there was not much to discuss. We planned our retreat at the beach for the end of April.

Mr C and I were so happy to spend some time in the desert with Mike and Ann, enjoying never-ending sunshine. But we are happy to be home again.

7 Responses to “Back Home”

  1. Judy says:

    Your pics of the fruit trees blooming reminded me of a class I took with Yvonne Porcella where she talked about her memories of blooming almond trees in her grandparents’ groves in Norther CA.
    Glad you got home safely and your amaryllis was there to greet you.
    Thanks for the trip memories………..I loved it.


  2. jenclair says:

    I’ve enjoyed the photos of your trip, but know that you are glad to be home. The mobile is such fun!

  3. Debra says:

    I’ve loved the photos.. and what a great welcome home message to have your flower blooming.

    Hope you enjoy Twyla’s book.. I’ve read it several times. Will be interested in following your discussion.

  4. Deborah says:

    The desert and the dessert! Both super fantastic!

  5. dee says:

    So glad you’re home safe and sound. I’ve enjoyed your pics very much-especially the fruit trees in flower. It’s looking very Calder in your home. I like it! Yummy colors

  6. Kristin L says:

    Ditto what Karoda says. The mobile looks perfect in your mid-century home too.

  7. Karoda says:

    its as if your plant was saying “welcome home”…i’ve enjoyed your vacation pictures.