A common theme this week is the color yellow. There are yellow blossoms on trees, cacti and bushes.
My week included enjoying my Bird Buddy. This is a juvenile Cardinal. His coat is getting hints of red. Males are brilliant red while females are brown.
Blooming yuccas at our neighborhood park.
This staghorn cactus is bursting in blooms.
Palos Verde trees are common in our neighborhood. They are in their full glory of yellow blossoms.
I can’t help but remember my daughter who loved the color yellow but called it “lallow” as a toddler.
Our house guests are gone, we have friends visiting from Seattle who arrive today. We swam and walked, I cooked, I was productive in my new space. We made it to breakfast last weekend at our favorite cafe and I had a delicious latte and bagel with lox and cream cheese. It was a good week!
What are your plans for the weekend?
Have a lovely weekend Elizabeth. The pictures are lovely, especially from your bird-buddy.
You have a lovely weekend too! Do you celebrate Mother’s Day in your country or is that only in the US?
Officially we don’t. But kids sometimes make a special effort, or may forget. Nothing on the media to remind them
It must be a nice surprise when they do remember.
Yes it is because it’s unexpected 🤩
I love your bird pictures.
Have a wonderful weekend!
I’m enjoying my Bird Buddy every day! I felt awkward while the guests were here because it’s hanging outside the casita window. It was invading their privacy to refill it with bird seed.
Great pictures EA!
We have a staghorn hung in our oak tree. I am planning on enjoying a quiet weekend with a good book. It is hot out there but we had rain last night, so no watering!
I have a choice today to play pickleball or read “Remarkably Bright Creatures.” I’ve worked hard all week and swam so I think the book is winning today. We have a dinner tonight with our Seattle friends who are arriving today.
Yeah, my body is exercised out. I feel good. Time to rejuvenate. I will go to my water aerobics class on Sunday.
We’re swimming Sunday 😊
Making plans is hard work, so our plans are to avoid hard work.
I love it!
I love all of the “lallow” and the pics of the birds? I feel so “up close and personal” with them. Like I’m being introduced to little friends. You have been busy, busy, as the hostess! Glad you’re enjoying every bit…and thanks for sharing snippets with us. Happy Early Mother’s Day to you! 🥰
Thank you! I had a nice call from my aunt yesterday. She was concerned that this was my first Mother’s Day without Mom. I thought that was so thoughtful. We are going to have her as a guest in the fall when the weather cools down.
How sweet of her to reach out. I love that…and a visit in the fall with her will be good for both of you! xo! 🥰
Love the photos, especially the bird selfies!
I can’t get enough of the bird selfies!
Funny how yellow is hte color of choice in deserts and semi-arid locations. That yucca is out of control. Mother’s day, I ordered steamed crabs and raw oysters – won’t tell you what it cost to ship them half way across the country.
It is a yellow world this month! Oh my goodness. My favorite! Crab and oysters. Once in a while we splurge and order them from Pike Place Fish Market in Seattle.
I learned, laughed and loved this post. Learned – didn’t know that only male cardinals are read. Laughed about Lallow and loved that you stop on your morning walks to take pictures of all the beauty. Wonderful!
I’m glad you enjoyed it and learned something too! 😊
Thank you! Happy Mother’s day!
Great post E! I love all the pics, especially the birds, all the yellow! Makes me smile. You have been inundated with guests! Remember to give yourself a little extra care as the hostess, most everything falls on your shoulders. We’re hosting a brunch this year with my mother-in-law, sister, and a few of my kids this weekend in honor of mother’s day. Happy Mother’s Day. Hugs, C
Thank you for the reminder. My house guests were very little work for me. They’re in their 30s from SF and were working remotely, even through the weekend! Happy Mother’s Day to you. The brunch sounds fun. This is my first Mother’s Day without Mom. 😢
The first one is so hard, so something special for yourself! 💕
My aunt, Mom’s little sister called last night and we had a long talk. My aunt is the Christian romance writer’s mom I told you about. She was thinking about me on my first Mother’s Day without Mom. The phone call was comforting.
Ha ha! I love those Bird Buddy shots. When can I get mine?
Tomorrow I’ll attend our local genealogical society meeting then come home and make a Zoom presentation to another genealogical society (I’ll be glad to be done with that). On Sunday, the local ski area is finally open for the last day. We expect crappy conditions, but thought it might be fun to go make a run or two, just to say we skied in May!
You can order Bird Buddy on line at mybirdbuddy.com. I think they’re having a sale! It sounds like you have a super busy weekend. Good luck with your presentation and stay safe skiing. My ski accident happened in crappy conditions at Alta.
Instead of a photo the big “lallow” ball of fire in the sky I saw a half-full moon in the upper right hand corner of the Palos Verde trees! What an unexpected treat, almost like an Easter egg! 🙂
My mother in law is in town…seeing Book Club today, dinner tonight with sister in law, visiting my mom tomorrow
Sounds like a mom filled weekend 😊
The blooming Yucca is so pretty.
Great photos! That beavertail cactus is seriously beautiful. Love the bird pics from your Bird Buddy. I need to get one.
Thanks! Bird Buddy is introducing a hummingbird feeder and a bird bath this week.
Nice captures, Bird Buddy! And sweet cup of coffee too…Thanks for sharing with us!!
The coffee was amazing!