Archive for May, 2012

Gardens in Bloom with Flowers and Friends

Monday, May 21st, 2012

note_dragonfly_textOne of the best things about spring, to me, is the garden tours that are available in our community. There is literally one per weekend starting in mid-April and going through May. This weekend was the La Jolla Secret Garden Tour, benefiting the local Historical Society.

It’s inspiring to see what people do with spaces. The best thing about gardening is that you don’t need to have a lot of space to make something beautiful and enjoyable to you and the friends who visit. When I say friends, I mean your friends and family, but also birds, dragonflies, hummingbirds, bumble bees and even critters who keep your soil lush. Dragonflies love mosquitoes so they are a welcome guest in any garden. A gray cat visits my yard and patrols img_1156my garden. I appreciate her help in keeping things at bay.

This is a photograph of one of the front walkways I saw this weekend. I particularly like how the juniper vine is growing up over the window and the lilies are below.

Our dragonfly design flies out of here on stationery, invitations and stationery sheets. Each one carrying a message to a special friend.

Entertainment in a Tent

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

stkr_circustent_textI know, I’m using the same design image as a month ago, but is there another one as fitting to tell you about the newest Cirque du Soleil show I saw on Friday?

Totem opened last weekend and like other Cirque du Soleil shows, it did not disappoint. It’s only the second one I have seen. The other, Iris, was in a theater in Los Angeles with a high ceiling and lots of places for cables and platforms for the performs propelling themselves through the air. Totem is in a circus tent at the cirque-du-soleil_totem1Del Mar Fairgrounds. The seating is almost in a full circle and the performers come out on an elevated platform that slopes down to a circular stage. I’ve noticed that I spend a lot of time trying to figure out just how they do things.

Then the other time is spent asking myself, “Are they really doing that or is it just an illusion?” They are doing it.totemThe conversation on the way home always starts with someone saying, “Is it too late in life to start training for that because I’d like to be in a show?” By the time we make the ten minute drive home, we’ve all convinced ourselves that even if it weren’t too late, the stunts are too scary, elevated high up in the tip of the circus tent, and the movements too fast. Especially for someone who had an enchilada for dinner that night.

Letters from Lilly circus design is safe at any height. Use it for birthdays or any other occasion that sure to be full of fun.