Friday, 31 October 2014

Carving Jack

Stopped in Ramona to pick a pumpkin.

Found a 45-pounder with a flat side that leaned a bit ---- seemed to have a lot of personality.

A bit curmudgeonly but darn cute!

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Julian Pioneer Cemetery

What caught my eye, which you can barely spot in the distance, were the pumpkins set near the grave stones…

Friday, 17 October 2014

Creepy Fun in Cardiff

This stretch of Pacific Coast Highway is usually filled with surfers pulling off their wetsuits behind parked cars, parents pushing single and double baby strollers along a path shared by neon-clad runners and dogs of all sizes being walked by their owners.

There is the sound of relentless car traffic and trains whistling by. Lots of distraction.

But this decorated house.

Situated above the tracks.

Still caught my eye.

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Mystery Breakfast

Maple Bacon Donuts

Our dear friend, back from her travels, invited us out to catch up, drink cocktails and enjoy a meal.

At the agreed upon time, we hopped into her luxury vehicle and were whisked to our surprise destination.

Which turned out to be:

The place and parking lot were packed, good thing we had a reservation.

Sat on the patio. 

Just as we ordered our drinks and a decadent starter (see top of page), two servers came by carrying a looooooooong paddle and we were compelled to nab a freshly baked pre-starter roasted pear scone to snack on while we waited for our maple bacon donuts.

Across from our table, a couple was contemplating the paddle offerings.

Oh my...

Both their sweet and savory menu items were divine!

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Endless Summer

92 degrees on Friday.

October 3rd.

At the coast.

Yet our tabletop calendar looks like this:

And bundtlets at Nothing Bundt Cakes are available in pumpkin spice.

Hard core proof that we have moved from Summer into Fall.