candied poppies

Icelandic poppies, Golden Gate Park, Canon 300D

So many beautiful sights this weekend:

– My dear, beautiful friend Jen who came to visit me from Chicago. Seeing the city through her eyes was such a gift. Every new view made her tear up with joy.
– The fabulous Jonatha Brooke in concert at the Fillmore.
– Sugar snap pea risotto and salmon with artichokes at Viola’s.
– The coastline beyond Point Reyes.
– A herd of elk grazing near the ocean.
– The gospel choir at Glide.
– A hand glider leaping off a high cliff above the water.
– The puffiest most delicious clouds against bright green grass.
– Icelandic poppies in Golden Gate Park.
– A baby goat named Moe who liked to chew on my superhero necklace.
– The “wrentit cam” at the Point Reyes Bird Observatory. My friend Grant set up a surveillance camera in a wrentit nest and you can watch the baby birds in real time on the computer screen. Amazing.

And finally, celebrating my friend Susan’s 50th birthday in the Marin Headlands. Happy birthday Susan!

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  1. bluepoppy

    Oh sweet papaver obsession—I love your poppies photo!! (like that’s a big surprise) T and I went to SF for the first time ever last June and we loved Point Reyes– your post brought back lots of yummy memories.

  2. hollie

    mmmm…so gorgeous…i want to eat them!

  3. stef

    It sounds like such a beautiful weekend, you are such a gifted soul to have so many beautiful people in your life and to see such beauty in the world.

  4. chrissy

    i saw a really darling thing this weekend, too. a high school girl driving a car with “will you go to prom with me? written on the back window with bright red vinyl letters”,the girl glowing, bopping, happy as a lark, smiling on clouds in the front seat, oblivious to all around her! adorable! i love god’s scriptwriters!

  5. rachael

    Those poppies deserve to be painted! I’m so glad you had such a great weekend. You & Jen seem like the excellent pair for a beauty seeking adventure, being such beautiful ladies yourselves.
    Your weekend sounds delicious. 🙂

  6. fern

    oooh …Jonatha Brooks…I’m jealous..I wonder if she’ll make her way to Maine…and poppies too!!!… tiny crocuses are just poking out here…ahhh..a bit of spring…mud and raking and treasures under the mulch…happy happy happy!

  7. whitney

    speaking of seeing the city through new eyes, do you have any recommendations for this girl? I’m visiting San Francisco next month, for the first time, and I want to do some non-touristy things in addition to the touristy.

  8. crissy

    yum! candied poppies indeed! are you using a filter, or is that just the way they looked?! [i need to start REALLY learning the nooks and crannies of my digital camera!]

  9. rachael

    great picture of you in jen’s journal, by the way. 🙂

  10. Julia

    Those poppies look yummy enough to eat! Such vibrant vivid colors!!….Sounds like you had a wonderful & fun-filled weekend. Thank you for sharing your happy adventures. 🙂

  11. Lori

    What beautiful colours… They really POP!
    I hope you and Jen have a wonderful time together.

  12. m

    those poppies are so yummy I’m sitting reading this at work and feeling HUNGRY ! I’ll have to stop off at a florest tonight.

  13. erika

    That picture of you on Jen’s page is really cute. Your hair grew fast or your hair just looked like it was short in your wedding pictures and your picture to the left.
    Really cute 🙂

  14. christine

    One of these days I would love to see your San Francisco. It is unlike the memories I have of past visits to the city. So colorful and vibrant and gorgeous.
    Or am I describing the hostess? xx

  15. Donavan Freberg

    Your pictures are so lovely.
    Icelandic Poppies…delightful.
    I think Bjork is an Icelandic poppy.
    Sark is a sunflower…(Happy Belated B-Day!)
    You are a gerbera daisy.
    Bjork is an Icelandic Poppy.
    I love classifying people as flowers.

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