I had my doors and windows open yesterday and had an interesting experience. A hummingbird flew right into the house. Hello??? There was no way of getting this little guy out as he immediately flew to the top of the skylight. I had to wait him out and he eventually just tired out and landed on the floor. I was able to go over, pick him up and carry him outside. I was worried that he was not going to be okay as he was so still and gave me no fight. As soon as I placed him in a pot he flew away and landed in a high tree. Guess he was no worse for the experience.
Spring has definitely been gorgeous so far. The hills remain green from all the rain and the wildflowers have been abundant. This past weekend we took off for a few days on a scenic drive to look at all of their blooming. The rolling hills are covered with the California poppies, lupine, witches broom and many more. It almost appears as though they are painted by the Master for our enjoyment. It was breathtaking! Photos would not do the landscape any justice, but you can catch a glimpse of what we enjoyed.
Do you think this guy knows it is April and there are months before Thanksgiving dinner?
We stayed for a couple of days at one of our favorite spots - Pismo Beach. It is a great location and is close to where our #4 son and his family live as well as my brother and SIL. We had a chance to get together with both so it was a great weekend. The weather was beautiful with temperatures near 80* and sunny the whole time.
This is the time of the year where we can often see whales migrating north, but we were not so lucky this time. We did see lots of dolfins playing and pelicans diving for food. They are not quite the same, but delightful all the same.
Look at how deserted this gorgeous beach was. With temperatures so warm and spring break going on I would have imagined it to be packed.
Pismo is near the college town of San Luis Obispo, a charming town. We went for lunch there and I have to share a picture of their gum wall. It is actually an alley and both sides are covered with chewed gum. Can I say YUK???? I can't say that I see "art" in it as most people do.
A funny story took place outside of our balcony that I have to share. There was a family with a little guy and a very LARGE dog. Daddy took the little guy down to play with his new ball. He was soooo excited....so was the dog with a very LARGE mouth.
Happy and excited little boy!!!!
What happened to that bouncing ball??? One bite is all it took.
There was not a lot of sewing going on here this week with being gone, but I did manage to finish my block for the Jelly Roll Quilt Along. The colors should be perfect for fall when the last of the blocks are finished.
Two of the granddaughters will be here sewing their Easter dresses this week. We went to the fabric store and selected the fabrics and notions so they are set to sew on Thursday. I am looking forward to the day.
The tortoises are all out and wandering about the yard now. The children love to feed them when they are here.
Taking time to smell the blossoms while picking the "orange balls".
We all need to take time to smell the flowers. I hope everyone gets a chance to this week.
Happy Easter to all!