Thursday, May 5, 2011

Quatro and Cinco de Mayo

A Succulent Cinco de Mayo to You!  

The classic strawberry pot was never lush until it got packed with slips of succulents. Now it is a little cutting factory to make presents from.  

Today is Cinco de Mayo.   The historical excuse for indulging mariachis is the Mexican throwing off the French oppressors. Hit the link and learn about the American Holiday. Yep. You read that right. This celebration got its start in 1863 California.  Who knew. 

Tonight there may be more tacos and margaritas served in the U.S. than in Mexico.


The morning routine has changed over the years. In 2011, it is get the dogs up and out. Turn on the computer. Turn on the computer and sort through the overnight emails. The day never feels completely up and running until I've read Oregon Sue's   daily delivery.

Sue organizes her post with the weather, the routine from the day before and a list of factoids specific to the date. How many of you knew that yesterday was International Respect for the Chicken Day?

Last night there was something symbiotic about the date, writing on the history of Diamond Bar,  and the first breaking news cycle. Given the green light to dive off this fresh platform for my writing I wrote for my first blog post.

The chicken image- I do believe that is something Trisha Bowler sent over when telling us gal pals about a political dinner she attended.


  1. Lydia,
    I am laughing because when I saw that plate with the fancy chicken I thought to myself "That looks like something I have eaten". Yup! It was the fabulous dinner by chef Woolfgang Puck at the fundraiser in Hollywood for Meg Whitman. Fancy fancy food!

    Love the looks of your succulent plants!

    Hugs, Trisha

  2. Respect for chickens???? How funny! Who knew there would ever be such a day. I shall look at my dinner tonight with repsectful eyes!!

    And, oooh, your succulents!


  3. Hi Sarah! I had the same reaction as you did to the Respect for Chicken's Day. All the seriousness in the world right now- and that title enabled me to laugh at just about everything- all day.


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