She Loves Me

I have had this girl for about a month now. Yesterday, my variegated Brugmansia rewarded me with a show of 20+ creamy blooms. At night, they have a delicate perfume reminiscent of absinthe.  Yummymagic love!!! Advertisements

“Where the Bee Sucks, There Suck I”

Ariel in Shakespeare’s Comedy of the Tempest Act V Scene I


“Nina, you should have men feeding you Krug and corn chips all the time.” My dear friend, I couldn’t agree with you more.

What Games do You Create in Your Playground?

Shhhhhhh, It’s a Surprise…

I love the surprise I got for my parents in Mexico.  Per prior agreement, I will soon be bringing them Raji, a rescue doggie from the States.  The surprise is I wanted to get a cool tag… Continue reading

All of It

A friend asked me recently which part of Mexico–aside from home–was my favorite.  I was a bit at a loss.  Mexico isn’t like other places I have traveled where I have definite “must-see”… Continue reading

Pam’s Pears

A dear friend asked me if I could make guest place cards for her wedding table.    She showed me a couple of pictures on the internet of apples with paper “leaves” attached to serve as… Continue reading

Three Little Kittens

I still have one of my beloved melamine plates from my childhood set.  Whenever I look at it, I fill with cheer.  It reminds me of my favorite Little Golden Book as a child, “The Wait-for-Me Kitten”. … Continue reading

Raji’s Breakfast!

  9 thongs, 2 coveted hair ties, 1 trusty bra, 5 shoes from 5 different pairs, 9 socks, electrical cord to charge computer, the box to my Sergei Paradjanov movie collection, and my… Continue reading


So, this little guy has taken up all my spare time.  He is for my parents who want a dog for their home in Mexico.  I had the bright idea to rescue one for… Continue reading

While We are on the Subject…

Isn’t this photo wonderful???!!!  I found it while doing some research on this hummingbird.  Dubi Shapiro was kind enough to let me use it.  I wanted to share this video about the Spatultail.  Every… Continue reading


Wow!  I can’t believe it has been this long since a post.  I’m sorry about that.  I am having issues with my computer shutting down often enough for me to avoid being on… Continue reading