Back home after 3 lovely days up in Northern Ca. We were able to hit 2 of the three things we had planned. I did make it to Flax & Urban Ore but not the Alameda antique faire:>( The weather just wasn't cooperating on that day. Maybe next month! I did fit in a little visit to a fabulous garden in Woodside, Ca. called Filoli http://www.filoli.org/. I have placed quite a few photos on Flickr (link on sidebar) for your enjoyment. Friday we went up to Napa Ca. to the Rene di Rosa Preserve http://dirosapreserve.org/ It was absolutely wonderful. I even purchased the annual membership. Can't wait to go back again. We spent the day up in that area & stopped in Healdsburg to see some of my husband's family. Saturday was Urban Ore & Flax. The Flax people informed me that my sales receipt maybe the longest receipt in the history of Flax! Does that give you an idea as to how much paper I purchased?? It took hubby & I both to carry it all out YIKES! Sunday was pouring rain until the afternoon. We took a drive over to Half Moon Bay & it was pretty foggy but nonetheless beautiful. Last leg was a stop in Paso Robles (we own property there) as there was a stray cat that gave birth to 5 kittens at the property. We scooped up mother & kittens & brought them all home. Mama will be getting spayed very soon & I will attempt to find homes for the babies. I am looking forward now to doing some artwork! Happy Monday everyone! Flower pics posted are from the Filoli Gardens.