Monday, August 27, 2012

around the garden....

a surprise of loving carrots...awwww!

while I was planting and weeding, and harvesting potatoes, carrots, strawberries, and a few small turnips....I saw this Western swallowtail resting...on the lobelia....
(Papilio rutulus)

I think he had a bit of a run -  in with a bird who bit his tails off.....

and I doubt he'll fly again.

the ladybug population could not keep up with the aphids this summer, so I sprayed a mixture of kitchen dish soap with a lot of water...and that did the trick (aphid death)...with no damage to my sunflowers and nasturtiums....which are notorious for being aphidmagnets...

the evening sun shines on the houses across the street....

and the clouding sky.....

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Grape Wine Burgundy Berry Raspberry Blackberry oxblood

that color....a little bit purple *a little bit pink *a little bit blue *a little bit always feels so autumn, and that is just a few weeks's also...Back To School.
I don't go back to school in the late summer just about Labor Day, but I still buy new yellow pencils, some pads of paper and sniff pink erasers...just for old times sake...

Pink, fuschia, rust stripe vintage 60s scarf  

Vintage riding Boots, fringe loafers, Bass tassel shoes, Suede ghillies.....
Riding boots in shiny dark oxblood burgundy leather with small wood stack heels.
 Soft burgundy wine suede menswear wingtip shoes that tie on the top.
 Tassel loafers, all the typical stuff, with a fringe in Burgundy Oxblood leather.
Bass Weejuns penny loafers, the burgundy Beefroll style is it, and has been since 1936.

Oxblood Burgundy Shiny boots of leather vintage Nordstrom tall preppy riding 8

Burgundy Wine Wingtip tie ghillies vintage suede Oxford Menswear shoes 37 7 8

 Burgundy Oxblood leather 80s vintage loafers classic preppy shoe Bass 6 7

 Bass Weejuns  shoes Penny Loafers  Vintage Cordovan  9

Raspberry wine boucle Cardigan 70s vintage Sweater V neck, 
Berry Pink Plaid Skirt pleated black burgundy wool check, 
Harley Davidson vintage thermal shirt Tacoma harley vintage 1970s, 
Vintage pleated Blouse 1970s Miss Magnin purple pink roses boho party top 

Purple floral corduroy vintage dress, wine corduroy jumper, purple gunne Sax, berry 70s knit shirtdress...for fall dressing.
Vintage 70s soft textured knit vegan boucle knit dress has a cute bodice and adorable puffed sleeves.
Crochet lace and sheer voile create an enchanted romantic vintage 1970s dress...pale lilac with purple floral sheer voile.
A long empire with a strappy neckline, this vintage 70s dress has a sexy top that gets even better....with perma pleats.
Simple slim vintage dress is purple with a faux wrap deep back neckline. In the front, it's a gentle curve and has little cap sleeves.

Purple Lilac Lace Gunne Sax Dress 1970s vintage Ren Faire wedding gown XS S

1970s Vintage dress Wine perma pleats disco party  criss cross straps XS S

70s Berry boucle Dress vintage puffed sleeves knit shirtdress  M

Purple print 1970s dress Vintage Corduroy dots flowers Overalls sundress XS S

Purple dress Vintage 1970s boho  faux wrap sleeveless Small Medium

vintage floral Calico Dress Ruffled Silk  1970s vintage feminine style S M

Vintage Purple Wine 1970s dress Corduroy Ruffles sundress M

 Purple Mod mini dress vintage 60s empire

Lavender wedding dress Bride dress spooky sheer  vintage 1960s
Pretty cool !

Friday, August 24, 2012

Late summer August is dry

...with the light becoming slowly weaker......the sun has dropped from High Summer....the colors are brighter....and have more of a purply hue...since the hot bright sun doesn't wash them out...
Sugar Daddy petunias, purple alyssum, and pansies from last fall.......with water and a shot of weak fertilizer once a week....color stays around...

wow...Look at the crazy tall just keeps growing taller and taller.......will it bloom?

My neighbor gave me a bouquet of dahlias that match my orange color scheme.....

I love that old wicker rocker.....
I only bring it out in the summer....maybe this year I'll take in the house for winter....

I took the uprights from my patio shade thingie (after November winds destroyed it....) and made a cage around my basement steps so I won't fall in and down !!

A big hydrangea in  a galvanized vintage boiler....and a big squirt gun to annoy the feral cats that want to eat my birds....

What have I listed lately? Lots more fresh Fall lovelies coming in a few, plaid skirts, vintage blazers, and the men folks....a vintage suit, a Fedora...and other goodies......

Autumn vintage shoes.....wingips, mary janes, ..and preppy fringe loafers.

Oxford shoes Wingtip Brown Leather brogue menswear  8

Tall Wedge 1970s vintage Shoes Mary Jane brown high heels 6.5

 Preppy Loafer shoes Vintage Brown Leather Tassel Fringe flat Cole Haan 6

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Summer songs, Farewell too soon...

Summer is hot days and swimming in the creek....Summer is hot sticky plastic seats your thighs stick to..... Summer is bugs in my soda pop....Summer time will be a love in there....and Summer is fruit flies in my face !

Words to live by....
Though you may not drive a great big Cadillac Gangsta whitewalls TV antennas in the back You may not have a car at all But remember brothers and sisters You can still stand tall Just be thankful for what you've got Though you may not drive a great big Cadillac Diamond in the back, sunroof top Diggin' the scene With a gangsta lean Gangsta whitewalls TV antennas in the back...

  For those who come to San Francisco Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair If you come to San Francisco Summertime will be a love-in there If you come to San Francisco Summertime will be a love-in there

Summertime, And the livin' is easy Fish are jumpin' And the cotton is high Your daddy's rich And your mamma's good lookin' So hush little baby Don't you cry One of these mornings You're going to rise up singing Then you'll spread your wings And you'll take to the sky

Monday, August 13, 2012

more starry, more immortal

If the day and night are such that you greet them with joy, and life emits a fragrance like flowers and sweet-scented herbs, is more elastic, more starry, more immortal- that is your success. All nature is your congratulation, and you have cause momentarily to bless yourself.
said Henry David Thoreau in Walden.

the seasons are about to change...I can already see the day a bit shorter from mid-July...I see the vegetables in the garden coming into full ripeness.
.........and autumn.......
Stay in your shorts and sandals as long as you can....Rage Rage Rage against the shorter days....but fall will come....and it could look like this:

Vintage Floral bucket purse crossbody huge Duffle bag

Basset Hound Scarf

Walden -- The one who came from farthest to my lodge, through deepest snows and most dismal tempests, was a poet. A farmer, a hunter, a soldier, a reporter, even a philosopher, may be daunted; but nothing can deter a poet, for he is actuated by pure love.


80s vintage Rose Jean Shorts Floral Black Denim high waist


Vintage Lace Blouse White Camisole Ralph Lauren 70s boho top

Walden -- I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder for a moment while I was hoeing in a village garden, and I felt that I was more distinguished by that circumstance than I should have been by any epaulet I could have worn.

Vintage Black Gladiator buckle strap sandals shoes 7


Vintage Linen Black Boots canvas fabric Ankle booties 6

Walden -- Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.

Vintage NIKE running shoes 80s sneakers White Leather

Vintage 1950s Ivory white Leather T strap Heels slip on 7.5

Walden -- If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.

Neon lace 1970s vintage Bodysuit stretchy Blouse


Army Military shirt vintage Olive green fatigue field shirt

Walden -- if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

Ralph Lauren ruffled Blouse Vintage 1970s Blue Chambray


Vintage Blue Rose Skirt floral Beautiful Ralph Lauren long gathered cotton


Cognac Snake purse vintage 40s 50s

Brighton Leather Belt Vintage 90s

Walden -- There is an incessant influx of novelty into the world, and yet we tolerate incredible dullness

70s vintage watch Helbros self winding

Vintage 70s leather Belt boho handpainted butterfly and flowers