Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Glitter Gold Laces big hit at School Today.

A young friend of the Poppy Blog decided to lace up a pair of sneaks today with these striking gold laces.  My pal checked with his mom to see if she thought first grade schoolmates would approve, and she said: go for it." And he did. And the kids in his class thought he (and laces) were awesome.  

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Sonoma Vintner Carolyn T. happy to meet a 2016 Wiener-mo-Beel.

Our pal Carolyn and hubby James take a gas station break from work on their vines in Sonoma.  Spotted at the center island pumping high test:  a 2016 model Oscar Mayer Wienermobile.  As if by magic old TV jingle danced through her head:  I wish I were an Oscar Mayer wiener, wish I were an Oscar Mayer wiener ..... 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

At Common Roots - orderly attention to detail at the side bar assures that what comes out of the espresso machine is of highest quality. And it is (does).

When the condiment side bar is as orderly as this, you simply know the coffee products rock. And that they do at Common Roots. Just saying ... 

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Pillsbury 'A' Mill Stuns in Late Afternoon Sunlight.


For seventy years "Bohemian Flats" was home to wave after wave of immigrants pursuing the American Dream. Quite a story, and I'm sorry it's taken me so long to come upon it.




Roasted Fresh Daily.


I'm getting quite the stare from this passerby, don't you think? All I'm doing is sipping an iced skim latte, reading the Strib, and snapping an occasional foto through the front window at Dunn Brothers. Maybe I should have offered this pedestrian a coffee drink in return for letting me frame the picture?