Yesterday my good friend Cynthia and I set off for a weekend with our other good friend Susan, who lives in Palo Alto, California. I have been best friends (at my age this seems an odd term but calling her my oldest friend seems borderline rude) with Susan since high school. We have gathered, ostensibly, to celebrate my birthday (which happened last month). We always call these weekend gatherings our Wild Women Weekends, which, to be truthful, is more wishful thinking than anything else.
Cynthia brought some pretty tasty cakes from Michelle Marie's Patisserie.
We took a long walk yesterday afternoon to the Elizabeth Gamble Gardens where I used my iPhone to photograph these porcelain berries. I've heard they become even more colorful with cold weather. Suburban legend?
Along the way I photographed this garden angel,
...and this lovely blue nautilus bench.
This morning we walked to the Farmer's Market and I couldn't resist photographing this beautiful vine colored building across the street from the market.
Now we are back at Susan's house, drinking more wine and surfing the Net. I've been playing around with Photoshop filters on my photos which is why they don't look quite normal—my little nod to being wild. We decided to pass on the movie because you can't talk at movies and let's face it, wild women are all about the talking.