lisa by the bay

living, learning, and loving by the bay

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Mad Tea Party 2012

I have been thinking about our last Mad Tea Party for about
a week now.  It was so much fun!
I hope you will be inspired to join myself and
A Fanciful Twist this year!  Vanessa's
Tea Party are always magical!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Botanical Gardens

It rained today.
So I grabbed the kids and headed straight for the gardens.
We had the place to ourselves.
It smelled delicious!
And the raindrops were like jewels glistening on everything.
Happy Monday!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

f l a g s

I was sitting in my backyard yesterday and remembered that I had these Goddess flags.
I couldn't remember where they were so I asked my daughter if she knew.
We found them in her closet.  They were a little wrinkled, so she ironed them
and brought them outside.
I immediately hung them up on our pergola.
Aren't they beautiful?
I love all the color and movement they add to the yard.
The top photo is one of my favorites.
My daughter has been studying the Gods and Goddesses of ancient
Mesopotamia and Egypt.
I really enjoy learning with her.  We spent the day at the
and saw many beautiful examples of the Gods and Goddesses.
Maybe that day is what reminded me of these flags.
I am looking forward to another warm day in my yard!
I hope your day is just as beautiful!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Solar Eclipse May 2012

I had a great view of the eclipse from my backyard.
I used my husband's welding helmet for protection.

We couldn't see the ring of fire, unfortunately.
But what a thrill it was to get these photos!

I had to show you a pic of the welding helmet.
One of the kids decorated this one!