And How Was Your Weekend?

Today, at some point, I'll be driving my daughter to the airport and saying good-bye.

Before I do that, I'll be spending a very (!!) long several hours in:  La Crescenta, La Canada, Pasadena, Montrose, and Los Angeles.

Did I mention I have a brain-splitting migraine too?

Ugh!

I'm pretty sure it's tied to my injuries/disability/muscle spasms/horrible pain I'm experiencing right now.  Because all of that pain is not enough, without adding a migraine to the mix.

I hate good-byes.

Good-byes suck.

Especially good-byes to people I love.

Yes – even in this case, when I know I'll be seeing my daughter in Boston in just a few weeks.

We've had a busy visit, leaving me with very little writing time.

I thought I'd share bits and pieces of what's been going on ….

•  I saw a woman over the weekend whose eyebrows were permanently residing at her hairline.  Plastic surgery gone bad …!  I'm sorry, I don't have a photo.  There was no discreet way to take one.

•  I've given up my husband for a new lens I've fallen in love with.  (Shhh – don't tell him, he doesn't suspect a thing!)  It's the Canon 135mm f/2 and it's razor sharp and we create magic together.  

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Photo of swing taken with Canon 135mm f/2 lens.

The 135mm lens isn't for everyone and/or every situation – but it's my current crush.

•  I also have another crush.  I love dahlias.

Do you love dahlias? 

Do you know what a dahlia looks like?

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Macro photo of a dahlia.

I tried to capture just a small touch of dahlia beauty in the above photo.  They make my heart so happy …

(No, I didn't use the new lens for the dahlia photo.)

I might buy myself a couple dahlias on the drive home from the airport today just to cheer myself up.  

•  I went hiking in Peter's Canyon on Saturday.  It was hot.  (Doesn't that sound like a porn movie?  Peter's CanyonPeter's Canyon was very warm!)  

By the way, Peter's Canyon looks pretty much exactly like "my" canyon.

Snort!

I'm unintentionally cracking myself up today.

Peter's Canyon is, of course, further away than my canyon … it's in the city of Orange.

As I was hiking, I came to a fork in the road …

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Fork in the road, trail at Peter's Canyon, Orange, CA.

Life is just one big fork in the road, isn't it?

(I'm SO deep today!  Just call me The Philosopher Named Twenty Four!)

By the way, I ended up taking the path to the left.

I wonder what would have happened if I'd gone to the right?

In any case, I hiked up some very steep trails.  

And down them.

I now have a slightly sore ass from excessive steep-hill-hiking.

•  Did I mention it was spectacular here this last weekend?

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Orange County coast.

I love the month of October in Orange County.

It's breathtakingly beautiful right now.

Did you have a nice weekend?

© Twenty Four At Heart

5 Responses to “And How Was Your Weekend?”

  1. karen

    We’ve had glorious weather this weekend – your pics are awesome, as always. Love the last.

  2. WebSavvyMom

    –>I love that last picture. I wish I was standing next to you when you took it.
    Fall is coming at our beach location, I expect the leaves to start turning in the next week or two.

  3. Jan

    135mm – is that a fixed focal length lens? ‘Cause the photo of the swing is the BOMB. I love dahlia’s too – we have an entire bed of them in our back yard; I wish we were still enjoying them, but in northeast Ohio they bloom in July.
    I’m sorry to say, no, my weekend wasn’t very good, despite the combined efforts of my husband, son and dog, all of whom did everything they could to cheer me up. We can thank one of my sisters for that (and me, too, for letting her upset me so badly). Ah, well.
    I hope you’re feeling better very, very soon, my friend.

  4. ShaBean

    I also spend very long hours in: La Crescenta, La Canada, Pasadena, & Montrose. But that’s cuz I live up here! (I crack myself up). If you’re going to be spending hours up here anyways, do yourself a favor and take the 2north (or Angeles Crest Highway) out of La Canada and head up to the first or second lookout. Spectacular views of all of LA. And it’s so clear today you should be able to see all the way to the ocean! And it’s only about 10-15 minutes drive to that point! Have fun!

  5. Missy

    I love Dahlias as well. I picked up a few bunches at Trader Joe’s last week and they were beautiful.

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