Saturday, October 31, 2015

A new Cooksey in Cookseyville

Our new granddaughter arrived on Wednesday!
Valentina, child of Warren and Cia. 
6 pounds, 14 inches, 18" long. 
Now we have two grandchildren to love. 

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Valentina is here

Warren and Cia's baby arrived on Wednesday about 4:00 pm. Mom and baby are healthy. Her name is Valentina, and she is 6 lbs 14 oz, 18" long. 

She has that "what just happened?" look on her tiny face. I assume that is her dad's thumb she is clutching. 

This is one of the first photos. I actually created this post before the previous one, on her birth date, but when I edited it, the date automatically changed to the current date. It didn't used to do that. Arrrgh. 

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Artful Walk on the Venta Spur trail

I took a great walk today on the path right near my house. It's one of the things I like about Irvine: lots of beautiful walking trails. 

There are lots of gates along this path, but I think this is the most artful. 

Salvia, right? 

The trail ends at Jeffrey Road and is about 50 minute walk around trip from my house. It also goes in the other direction all the way to the 134. The space used to have a minor railway, when we moved here in 1978. It became this lovely, narrow park in the 90's, as I recall. 
I saw several squirrels on this walk. Not a rabbit in sight! They used to multiple like, you know what, but the coyotes have been getting them. 
One of many Irvine trails, but it is lovely, shaded, and convenient. 

Thursday, October 15, 2015

In the dog house

I've been going to the dogs lately. They're fun! I might be done now. 

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

QuiltFest Oasis!

If you're going to Quiltfest Oasis in Palm Springs later this week, look for my quilt in the Oasis exhibit. 
I call it "Oasis in the Time of Drought."
Palm Springs Convention Center | Palm Springs, CA