Thursday, January 14, 2010

California Week

I went to California for a week to visit my good friend and cycling partner Shannon in her new life down there. She introduced me to Cruiser riding!

And my first lemon picking...

I saw some critters...

and some other critters.

We went to a few beaches and saw some impromptu art.

I saw my first blimp!

I did some much-desired letter boxing.

---and taught Shannon (and Luna) about the sport, as well.

I also did some much needed bra shopping...

as well as orchid shopping!

I took home this guy, although a plant not in bloom. Phragmipedium caudatum. I've always wanted a phrag...

And now?

Back to the ice, snow and the daily grind.

-20 here today but the sun is up and giving it a good go to warm the world.