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There was something about this lonely bucket of teddy bear sunflowers  at the Santa Barbara Farmers Market that caught my attention. I (A) always associate Vincent Van Gogh with the 12 sunflower series he painted: seven in Arles in the South of France, and five in Paris.  When Paul Gaughin (a sto...
Happy Autumnal Equinox!  Yes, we still have tomatoes on many stands.  We will be buying them through December!These white peaches ripen throughout September.  I bought quite a few last week and they were a delight with our yogurt breakfast, and I bought more today.We love these sweet peppers.  We...
This is a photo of Ron holding the lizard that Quincy caught and released several times while we were having lunch outside.  The last time he managed to sneak it into the house and release it there.  Ron joined the game and caught it.  He released it in the bushes and the lizard made his rapid ex...
We spotted these colorful little skulls planted with tillandsia (an air plant) which just needs a spray of water once a week to thrive. These are decorations for the upcoming celebration of Dia De Los Muetos, which translates to the Day of the Dead.  In Mexico and other Latin American countries i...
This photo was taken in November of 2017 in Yountville, outside of the B &B we were staying at.   Autumn was beginning to display its beautiful manifestations. Yountville is one of the small charming and picturesque villages in the Napa Valley.  One of its claims to fame besides its wineries is t...
One of the best festivals to go to in Santa Barbara is the annual Santa Barbara Harbor Seafood Festival.  This year it is on Saturday October 13th from 10:00 AM to 5PM.  Admission is free.  Here is an excerpt of the activities from their siteCome enjoy the abundance of the Santa Barbara Channel, ...
We were reintroduced to this lovely white wine from the Island of Sardinia this past weekend. I was making an Italian pasta dish with red, orange, and yellow peppers.  Jane, the owner of Carpinteria Wines reminded us of Vermentino.  Vermentino is the name of the grape, and the words 'i fiori"on t...
We spotted this tree through the glass wall of the restaurant in full bloom while having lunnch last Monday at the Public Market.  There were several of these around the building casting a beautiful glow.  It is funny how when you focus on something, all of a sudden you keep seeing so many more a...
We have learned over the years of owning our various businesses, that feeling good every day, and especially in business is very important.  As a matter of fact, we wake up daily with the mantra, "nothing is more important than we feel good!"  We learned this from a very good friend. When we feel...
This Saturday, at breakfast, we were seated in close proximity to a big party who were having a great time.  They were having so much fun that we wanted to join them and be part of it. We heard one of the women exhuberantly stating, "I launched a rocket this morning!" And everyone applauded.   As...

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