January

Sunday, January 30, 2011










Top to Bottom: (1) After sitting for years on my bookshelf, I finally finished reading Kate Chopin's The Awakening. It was bought at a Goodwill store through the recommendation of a friend who was there shopping with me that day. Such a dork for taking so long in reading it. Loved it very much despite it's sad theme of love, oppression and the need for freedom (2+3+4) All taken last Saturday at the Griffith Observatory. My first time visiting since they closed down to remodel in 2002. It's one of my favorite places to visit in the city, not just because of it's views but also because I have good memories of visiting as a kid (5) A bus we spot almost every morning on the way in to work. Not sure where it goes, but fan of it's pretty paint job. Wonder who gets to ride in it since it's always empty when I see it? (6) One of my favorite easy-to-make comfort foods. Grilled cheese sandwiches on sourdough with sharp cheddar and lots of butter when toasting (7) Sometime in the summer the flowers on my orchid died. I asked the man who keeps the orchid stand at the farmers market we visit almost every week what to do, and he told me to trim the stem of the dead orchid about half way and that in 4 months I would have new ones... and it worked! These little buds just started growing this last week. Can't wait to see how they turn out. Know I probably sound like an idiot here, but plants tend to die on me (8) George was sick this weekend? I'm not sure why? He didn't eat anything out of the ordinary, but he seems better now, so I'm hoping it was just hairballs.. gross, I know, sorry!

Wishing you a great new week!

18 comments:

Felix Curds said...

HOWDY GABBI, what's shakin? i really love this post everything you wrote seems like something i ought to put on my recommendation list- except for the furballs;) ...hope george is okay:)

Gabbi said...

Felix! Things are good... how are you? I know, fur balls are nasty. Small price to pay for being soft and cuddly I guess? Hope you have a great new week!!! ♥

dEsoRdeN said...

Love your pics, Gabbi!! Son brutales!!

Nalda said...

Lovely pictures and nice blog.

Alicia (The Red Deer) said...

Great pictures Gabbi - and those grilled cheese sandwiches look ah-mazing!

marissa said...

your photos are beautiful! the observartory in that light looks so...majestic! and so does kitty :)
what you recommend the awakening?

ana b. said...

I commented on your flickr page about this book. I'm now determined to hunt it down. As for orchids, I'm glad they're so longlasting and keep growing for you. I love fresh flowers in the house and think that perhaps orchids would be the best value for money. I have two houseplants that soldier on even if I shove them in a dark corner or forget to water them for weeks - one called "mother in laws tongue" and a dwarf palm.

P R I M O E Z A said...

lovely january gabbi - and look at the view from the observatory!

TERI REES WANG said...

In a few days it will be the Chinese Year of the Rabbit...aka.. the Cat.

After this wild Tiger year, a softer gentler year is welcome.

I see you calling it near.

Cheers!

Sam said...

You had fun! Aside form the glorious photos of the telescope and the famous famous Hollywood LA vista (so glam!), I have to say the photo of George is my fave. So, so handsome! What a gorgeous post!! XOXO's

silvia Navarro said...

WOW! this post is amazing!!
i think your style is great!!
congratulations!!!
xx
=D

drollgirl said...

i love that bus shot!

and i sure could go for a grilled cheese right about NOW!

and give george my best! hugs to him and to you!

Kitty Stampede said...

mmmm....grilled cheese. hahaha, that is a very popular shot. ;)
These are all gorgeous shots. You have the eye, woman..as I've said before. George is way too handsome for his own good..seriously..and I hope he is feeling better now.

hahaha..oh and hairballs happen. hee.

Hope all is well with you.

emma wallace said...

I just love the Griffith Observatory! I miss visiting it so much. Lovely pics.

Laura said...

Those pictures are beautiful... as usual on your blog !

When I see all these things, I just can't wait to come in California (April-May): It sounds like a dream for a parisian girl :)

loads of xx from Paris !

L.

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Diana said...

I'm very behind on blog reading but these are beautiful photos!!

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