Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Photo by Tristan Nitot (flickr) of the "cuteness" of a raccoon! Above see what one of these "adorable" creatures did to some of my favourite pots. I gathered the pieces to take this picture. The decorative pottery was on the shelf pictured or on top of the wall above. Merci, devilish creature! Right now I am mad at you...You are NOT welcome:)

Monday, June 29, 2009

My July Training Schedule

Not a great pic but I am too lazy to give it another try:)
As you can see I will be busy...

Sunday, June 28, 2009

What to Post?

Progress....soon the opening of all the little flower heads (Lily of the Nile)

The black area is actually a "hole", not a dot. This is a Black-eyed Susan flower.

Daylily twins.

What to post? For now, what grows in the garden, that's about it. Anyway it delights me!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Misc. Pictures

Back to Pasqual's in Santa Fe to celebrate Em's birthday and Father's day.

Always colorful!

Along Canyon Road we encountered 3 baby raccoons....I was not quick enough to capture them...poor little guys, they were kind of scared.

The beautiful Lily of the Nile which has not bloomed for a couple of years has four buds this year.

I marvel looking at one bud...so exquisitely perfect

Another one is opening

This is the little clematis I planted the other day, doing ok.

I know, you guys are getting tired of CoKonut, but we are not!

So cute, so dignified!

Friday, June 19, 2009

CocoNut in Summer

How do I look? I think I'm gorgeous.

DavEm are ready for the task

The art of shaving a feline

Wow! All from me?

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Working in the Garden

See, it's real, I am working...I am working! Here I am planting a pretty little clematis pinky-mauvy:)

Sunday, June 14, 2009


I found this little guy in our laundry room and of course I had to rescue him....especially since Diablo the Great Hunter was around...so I did and put him outside in the garden. I realized that he must have been totally dehydrated as the first thing he did was to drink and drink and drink some more.... Fortunately it had just rained! Then he went away.
Btw this little guy was about 9" long (about 23cms)

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Valleys and Hills

This is a little plant the name of which I unfortunately have forgotten...perhaps a peperomia type? Check those little hills and valleys...nice hikes for a tiny ant!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Very Useful Phrase

I just learned it in my doctor's office waiting for him (it was posted on the wall in several languages including, amazingly, in English.

cam xu dung dien thoai di dong

Translation: please do not use your cell phone in the clinic.

You may want to try it in a variety of foreign countries such as Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Buhtan, etc. It did not mention in which language this was written so it might work in one of the above or elsewhere...You can be assured, whether in the country of origin or not, your declaration will raise many an eyebrow and surely some surprised gazes from the people around you! Let me know.
In any case a very useful sentence indeed for the traveler!
By the way, try pronouncing it, I myself, find it deliciously musical...the translation is a bit more prosaic

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Visiting Our Garden

This big black bird....a raven? The noise was amazing...Diablo was very interested without realizing that the BBB was almost as big as him:)

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Surprised by a Dove

As I was talking to my sis in Paris my eyes caught sight of this dove resting...on top of a stone dove.Nice.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Big News

Ok, here it is: we are finally (enormous sigh) hooked up to the city waste system.......best thing this year for sure!....We endured this situation (failed leach fields) for close to 5 years, having to have our septic tank pumped every 2 months and lately every month....channeling our gray water from the washing machine through the window into the courtyard (the girl's!), taking showers of short duration at home, being ever so careful not to send too much water down the drains, etc....I will spare you the other ways we tried to save water from going into the septic tank....disgusting:)

Y E A H !

Friday, June 5, 2009

In the Garden

So much to do, so little time.... some guests over for drinks tonight...more tomorrow for 2 nights!
One for dinner Monday night

Monday, June 1, 2009

A Leaf

A work of art by mother nature (caladium)