Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Ornamental [4]

Talk to me of Mendocino
Closing my eyes I hear the sea
Must I wait, must I follow?
Won't you say "Come with me?"

This hand-painted glass ball is from Mendocino on the northern California coast. It was given to us by a friend who loved the place. We visited Mendocino  a few times while we lived in San Francisco. In addition to the dramatic coast, the town is charming, filled with inns and restaurants, and is home to a large community of artists and their galleries. It's worth a visit if you're in the area.

This ornament brings back fond memories of Northern California.

It looks like our cold spell will snap on Friday. The high pressure system that's been keeping us cool is moving off and a warmer system will bring some rain in off the North Atlantic. Temperatures are expected to reach into the double digits!

Song: "Talk to me of Mendocino" by Kate and Anna McGarrigle


  1. That is a beautiful ornament made even more beautiful thanks to the memories of your friend and Mendocino.

  2. Agree with MwM....
    and belated Hippo Birdy!

  3. Belated happy birthday to you, Walt! Hoping you had a delicious Steak au poivre (or, wait, should that be aux poivres --ha!)

  4. Rumor has it, you had a birthday, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

  5. The ornament is beautiful.

  6. Beautiful ornament, a favorite song. And belated happy birthday.

  7. mitch, 'tis the season!

    tim, thanks!

    judy, good one! And thank you!

    travel, the rumor was true. Another one. Thanks!

    wilma, I like it a lot. I hope I don't ever break it...

    emm, many thanks!

  8. these are the best types of ornaments; the ones that bring back memories


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