It’s only Friday afternoon here, but it sure feels like a Saturday to me.
We have three of our granddaughters for four days and we are having a great time.
We took the girls to see a movie this afternoon and I just about fell asleep. I am not used to all of this activity, but it sure is fun.
Tomorrow we are going to venture to the open air market to get some fresh produce and then home to do some cooking. Our one granddaughter, Mckinley loves pickles, so we are going to make homemade pickles and a dessert for our outdoor concert tomorrow night. A low carb angel food cake with berries is sounding good.
I am continuing the intermittent fasting plan, so I am trying to keep the dessert light and healthy.
I have been walking with a friend at the Arboretum, which is our local botanical gardens and the peacocks have been putting on a show.
It is mating season and the males spread their feathers and make a distinctive sound with their feathers called crooning which is used during mating season.This is done at sunrise and sunset when the peacocks are most active.
A peahen will choose a mate based on who has the largest and most colorful feathers, often focused on the lower portion of the train.
To signal acceptance, the peahen will crouch down on the ground and the peacock will perform what’s known as a ‘hoot dash’, rushing towards the peahen, making a loud call.
Do you ever wonder why the male birds are so beautiful and the poor females are plain Jane? I always feel bad for the females.
In other news, our local bear was back this morning. We live at the base of a mountain, but this is the first year this guy has come down as far as our street. We were out for an morning walk and there he was two doors down having ice cream for breakfast.
What’s Happening at WM Design House
The garden continues to grow.
I cut my first Dahlias and made a small bouquet this week.
The colors of cardinal and gold for USC, the college my husband and daughter attended here in Southern California.
The morning glory are vigorously climbing the garden arch, I can imagine the entire arch will be covered soon.
I found this darling birds nest, it had fallen from the tree and landed perfectly on this big leaf.
And the cucumbers are coming along nicely. We will cut these two tomorrow to add to our pickle jars.
What Happened This Past Week
Have you ever had the Lemon- Ricotta cookies at the Nordstrom Cafe? I shared the recipe this week and boy are they delicious.
Lemon – Ricotta Cookies from the Nordstrom Cafe
For those of you living in Gardening Zone 10A, I shared over 35 fantastic Perennials to add to your garden. Even if you do not live in zone 10A, this post is full of great gardening tips and advice regarding perennials.
35 Zone 10A Perennials to add to your Full Sun Garden
Fabulous Friday Link Party
Have you ever heard of a link party? This is where bloggers post their recent posts in one place for you all to enjoy. I host this party along with 6 other bloggers and post every Friday. You can check out the most recent blog post HERE to see what it is all about.
What’s New Next Week
We are headed to Florida on Tuesday to celebrate our twins turning thirty. Honestly, I do not know how they could possibly be this old already. Seems like yesterday the doctor told me I was having twins. I was six months pregnant and my husband and I were both in shock. We had no clue.
A few weeks later, I delivered two eight pound baby boys and life has never been the same.
These two completed our family of six, one girl and three boys.
I do have a few things planned and will try to get a post or two out, but I am planning on taking some time to enjoy the boys, our daughter in law and our new grandson.
As someone who values creativity, I am incredibly fortunate to be surrounded by a multitude of gifted bloggers. Their works of art never cease to amaze and inspire me. Week after week, I eagerly anticipate the unveiling of their latest masterpieces.
Inspiration From Around The Web
Meet my friend Kim @cottageinthemitten. Kim has a heart of gold and wrote a beautiful post this week on Joy. Take a venture over to her blog for a wonderful read, you will be so glad you did.
Summer is here and we are all getting our pools ready for the summer. This beautiful pool belongs to Crystal @sweetvalleyacres. This is a great post all about outdoor spaces and how to use them.
Father’s Day is tomorrow, and this post from Jen @midwestlifeandstyle is full of great recipes. So make your grocery list and get cooking.
I love this pretty blue and white living room from my friend Kim @perfecting places.
And a few more posts I loved this week
You will also love this easy custom planter box liner.
And these 15 ways to use ticking fabric.
Who doesn’t love rocky road ice cream? especially when it is homemade. My friend Melanie @southerncrushathome has the best recipe.
On that happy note, I hope you have a wonderful weekend, and I will see you on Tuesday.
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