Some nectarines are almost too pretty to eat. I love nectarines and I’m always so happy when they start showing up in the grocery stores. I read a little of the history of nectarines, and learned that they were domesticated in China more than 4,000 years ago. So glad that they found their way here. They are a very good source of both vitamins A and C. If you would like to learn more about this delicious fruit, Read Here. I have waited long enough, and now I am going to enjoy eating a juicy nectarine.
Today was my guitar lesson day. Above you can see my guitar. It’s a Taylor ‘Baby’, and the 3/4 size is perfect for me. A full size guitar is just too big. I learned that many women play the smaller size. In an earlier post I showed a photo of my first guitar. Take a look. I began teaching myself, but finally started taking lessons. Now I actually practice every day. It’s amazing how having a teacher can make you push yourself harder. At least that is how it is for me. I love playing and I’m so glad that I made the move to private lessons and a guitar that fits me perfectly.
Earlier this week, we spent a day at Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, California. The weather was gorgeous and we enjoyed the museum grounds as well as the many indoor exhibits.
These gold earrings were part of the Spirits and Headhunters:Art of the Pacific Islands exhibit. Each earring is approximately the size of a hand.
The photo below shows items that were used as currency. They are part of the same exhibit.
Some of the grounds surrounding the Bowers Museum. I’m so glad that the weather was beautiful and we were able to enjoy the outdoors as much as the indoors.
My dear hubby at the end of the day taking a break and checking out the photos he’d taken on his iPhone.
Making your own succulent/cactus planter mix is fun to do and can save you money. I’ve been planning on writing a post on this topic for awhile, but when a friend recently asked me for the recipe, I knew it was time to do it. Continue reading
Surfing in Austin Texas? Our son was raised in Southern California and grew up surfing. He also authored the book, Surf Stories by Ryen Phillips. A fun read, especially if you enjoy surfing tales. For those of you that enjoy outdoor cooking, he has also written Let’s Talk Outdoor Cooking. It has some great recipes and I especially like his stews. It is available for Kindle at Amazon.
He and his wife moved to Austin, Texas several years ago. They wanted to stay near the water, so they bought a sailboat and began sailing on beautiful Lake Travis. The photo below was taken from their boat. Continue reading