Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Beach Dogs.

I don't know if every beach here is dog-friendly, but there sure are a lot of beaches that allow them.  We have no problem with this, because the dogs are well-behaved and fun for little S to look at. We've never taken ours, mostly because 1) we don't have extra room in the car with all our beach gear 2)she'd probably lick every person there 3)she doesn't like the water anyway, and 4) we'd have to bathe her to get the sand off her.  

Our dog is not the brightest star in the sky, although she is the sweetest thing, almost to a fault.  One time, when we took her to a dog park with a large waterfall-like fountain, she thought she was drowning when her front paws accidentally slipped in to the water.  It took her a few moments too long to realize that only half of her was actually in the water, and all she had to do was hold her head up.  

I doubt she'd ever let us put her on a surfboard.  And I really don't feel like resuscitating a dog, so I'll stick with taking pictures of other, braver, dogs.  

Here is our girl, who'll take grass over sand any day of the week.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

She Saw, He Saw.

Whenever I take my camera out, my little one inevitably wants to take pictures too. Here are some pictures I took,

and some that he took:

Not bad for a 2-year old, right? I hope to encourage him to try all sorts of things, and end up in a creative career field someday. 

Thursday, June 9, 2011

The weirdest place I've ever seen.

Recently, I went back home to Miami, and although I've pretty much grown up there, there's still a lot about it I don't know.  Case in point:  Jimbo's.  

From their website: Jimbo's is not a bar, but you can buy ice cold beer there.  It's not a restaurant or a convenience store, but you can buy the best smoked fish you ever tasted there. It's not a marina, but you can pull your boat up to this natural, eco-friendly location anytime and just hang out.

There are run-down, uninhabitable cottages, old sofas, signs and license plates, mannequins, tires, turned-over boats, stuffed animals up in the trees, cats, dogs, a bus...

...all in the most tranquil, lush setting.

And for the record, I wasn't brave enough to  taste the smoked fish.  Or buy the cold beer.


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Herbs and Veggies.

I have a few (very few) things growing in my back patio.  I'm so proud of myself because this is the longest I've ever gone without killing everything!  

This is my scallion plant - I just took the roots of scallions from the supermarket and planted them in a pot.  Who knew they'd grow so tall and multiply? 

This is my kale.  The leaves aren't that big yet, but it should be a few more weeks until I can eat it!  My friend gave me this plant - she started it from seeds.  I haven't really done that, just yet.  Baby steps.

These two are my Italian parsley.  I think I bought this one, and it's been flourishing for a few months.  My mom used fresh parsley in almost everything she made (and she made dinner from scratch every.single.night), and there's nothing like the texture and taste of it, to me. 

And finally, my pride and joy, my little tomato plant!  I got it from a friend, in a very young state.  This little plant truly makes me happy.  Every time I look at it , I see a new flower or a  new little tomato coming in, and I jump for joy! I point them out to Sebastian (in the hope that one day he'll eat a vegetable or fruit) and he gets excited too! "'Mate bebe," he says (baby tomato). 

It's the little things that make me smile.  I'm going to try my hand at bell peppers next, from seeds.  We'll see how that goes...


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I'm a wife and mama. I used to have a corporate job. I appreciate good food, a good read, and a nice bath. I currently call Hawaii "home," but I've lived in lots of other places. This blog is about things I like and notice. Kinda random, like me!