Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Home Again

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.


GAIL said...

What, no baby kitten pic's? You must post some of those!

Sharon said...

WOW What a fun time you guys had!!!

How wonderful that you rescued that Mama cat and her babies.

Lovely flower pics.

Linda O'Neill said...

What a great trip...I love the Filoli Gardens. I'm jealous that you got to go to Flax!!;)

Unknown said...

oh what fun Diane!!! I love garden shops...I could walk around and enjoy the scenery each and every day!!!

lovely photos!!!


Tweedles -- that's me said...

Why does it seem like you were gone
FOREVER! We missed you, but sooo glad you and hubby had a funsy time. You shopped tell you dropped!
Sounded like a swell time and you got to relax and see pretty sites- like Oregon rain!
Yeaaa you rescued hungry mama and baby kitties
welcome home

Elaine Elwick Barr said...

Did you just die in the Flax paper room? I could Live there!! I had to do a demo there last year, sitting right between the bathroom and the paper room..arghhh..the torture!!

So glad you had a mah-velous time!!