Yesterday I discovered a new shop downtown call
"Emporium". I have a table I want to paint with chalk paint and I discovered her store and found some goodies. Not only was Dana very nice but her mom was in the shop too, busily at work waxing a red chalk painted chair. Here's Dana, my friend Marie, and Dana's mom.
The other nice discovery (my hubby would disagree) was the surprisingly good prices they had attached to many of their already painted pieces they had for sale. Case in point - the pretty little table below with a real marble top. Price - $20.00 I brought it home with me. I don't know if Don has spotted it yet. I've sort of disguised it. HeeHee.
Earlier, brother David called at 7 a.m. I was still non-functional but a strong brew at Starbucks solved the problem. Also, anytime I have a chance for backroading and enjoying fog, well, I wake up really fast. The photo ops are endless.
The rider was just a speck, a dim light in the distance, when I first spotted him coming. Lucky me - I got him just right as he sped by quiet as a cat in the fog.
We drove on and found a low rider (my word) windmill
Yet another roadside shrine
a gang graffiti covered abandoned building in Ballico
(a little dot on the map unincorporated town),
An almond orchard bedded down with hay and ready for spring
Eerie moments of light as the world awakens
And finally a blinking red light at a stop sign posted at just the right intersection leading us from somewhere to elsewhere, showing us the way home.