Instagram whatnot

I wouldn’t say that I have switched from Hipstamatic to Instagram so much as I have learned to love both.  The social part of Instagram isn’t all that interesting to me and, yes, it does bug the crap out of me that I have to upload to Instagram to have an image save to my local device.  This is lame. Fix it, Instagram.  But I do like that I can choose my filters after the picture has been taken… setting up Hipstamatic is also a pain. And that Instragram doesn’t do weird croping… so what you see in the view finder is what you get in a picture.  That Hipstamatic goes for some old style ‘framing’ is lame.  You can set it up to be precise but it doesn’t come that way out of the box.  Whatever, Hipstamatic.  Regardless, I do love that my otherwise crappy pictures are looking a whole lot better these days.  They even make my crafting craftier.

Nick Fury approves these quilt blocks




Hay Maze Adventurer


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Pumpkin patch

Last week the boy and I went to the pumpkin patch.  This was not your typical urban (or suburban) patch next to a mall with a big bouncey slide (although those are fun, too). This was Ardenwood Farm, a part of the east bay park system.  Ardenwood is a “19th-century country estate including a beautiful mansion and its elaborate Victorian Gardens. Today the Historic Farm exhibits agricultural practices from the 1870s to the present, demonstrating the transition from horse-powered to horsepower farming.”  They also have a kick-ass pumpkin patch.

Plenty of good pumpkins for sitting on.

Good wagons for pulling.

A very narrow hay maze, too big for momma to fit through with a backpack, camera bag and pumpkin.  I literally blocked the whole path.  Small children huffed at me because they couldn’t get around.  Yeah, embarrassing.

And the coolest hay pyramid you have ever seen.  The day we went was easily 85 degrees so we were both sweating and pink by the time we got to the top.  Totally worth it.

Victory is ours!


After our mid-October 85 degree outing, we indulged in burgers and milk shakes at In-N-Out.

I am never leaving California.