Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Home Again

Well, I don't know about "home," but I'm back in SoCal.

I had a wonderful trip, but it was hot and wet!  Even when it wasn't raining, it was wet!  I'll sure need to get used to that again.  I now fully understand when people talk about dry heat!

Pretty much stayed in the air conditioning.  The one time I went outside with the neck brace on, I was steaming! 

I didn't take many pictures, but here are a few.

I am captivated by Resurrection fern.  It grows on all the oak trees down there.  When it doesn't rain, the fern is brown like in this picture.

Immediately when it started to rain, the fern greened up!  It would stay green for a day or two and then turn brown again.

It did that a few times while I was there.  I loved watching it!

Also I was so sad that I missed the azaleas.  While walking around the yard, I found a bloom -- one bloom -- but that was enough!

And there was a turtle in the pool one morning!  (S)he was rescued, but was fun to watch for a while.  Those suckers swim fast!  When we would go near the pool, it would dive down to the bottom and tuck in the shell.

I ate lots of shrimp, fish, and attended a crawfish and crab boil.  It was so hot there that day that I ate very little.  The next day my family made crawfish etoufee out of the leftovers, so I was a happy camper!
Penny is waiting to be picked up, so I must get a move-on!  I miss that little snot!  


Laura said...

Welcome back to California, whether or not it's home. We like having you here! Feeling better?

Darlene said...

Welcome 'home', Vicky. I'm glad you enjoyed your trip to your real home.

I hope that your neck is much, much better.

Wacky Woman said...

Welcome back. I bet Penny was happy to see you. Where were you?

mascanlon said...

Glad you are safely back! Looking forward hearing more.

Anonymous said...

Welcome "home", Vicky! Ooh, I just knew that neck brace would be steamy in the humid Louisiana summer.
But I'm so glad you got to go, and that you travelled there and back safely. You take care of yourself and get all healed up, okay? Eve in GA

Darling Jill Quilts said...

I'm glad that you had a lovely trip! Sorry that it was so hot! :( How is recovery going?

Karen said...

Must have been hard to leave the place where your heart longs to be. But Penny was waiting for you. And all your sewing projects. How long until you return to work?

Miss Jean said...

We went to New Orleans in June one year. We had to go then as we had a function to attend. Let's just say I would love to go back when its a whole lot cooler. Beautiful area.

Deb said...

Glad that you're back and you enjoyed your trip. It is so humid down South, don't know that I could tolerate it!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Welcome home! How is healing going? When does the neck brace get to come off? Hope Penny wasn't too miffed at you for leaving. ;-)