2. And the lizard's horizontal sunning inspired my own lounging
I made him take a few shots, because I really loved the textures and lighter tones of this outfit (Levi 501s, Tiger Onitsuka sneakers, Aritzia embroidered top) after the darker and more wooly or "napped" garments I've been wearing all winter. And somehow that gold, and the lounge chair's woven squares, and the sun and shadows, and the tumbling shapes of those stones -- something struck me as nearly Klimtian here. . .
Palm Springs Mod Squad for our Essential Palm Springs tour. Paul and I both highly recommend adding at least one of these tours to your itinerary if you visit P.S. Kurt is personable, entertaining, obviously knowledgeable but never pedantically so, and he's very well organised -- not a minute of wasted time on a jam-packed (but not exhausting) survey of the city's architectural treasures (I'll show you a few photos from the van window next week, 'kay?). Plus -- and big bonus for this hearing-aid wearer -- he speaks so clearly that I could hear him in my (very comfortable) back seat of the van).
Our tour ran from 11 to 12:30, perfect timing for us to follow up with a lunch in the hotel's El Jefe (also recommended: order a Margarita and the short ribs carnitas!). Sorry, I took no photos in El Jefe -- concentrating on the food!
5. my Birkin sweater, which is progressing nicely -- yesterday I added about four inches of stocking stitch in the main colour (dark brown) below the Fair Isle yoke (photographed on Wednesday -- the sun did come out in the afternoon -- yay!)
Up Next Week: Some hints about some Spring Travel -- we have one shorter trip (5 or 6 hours' driving) and one longer one (back to Europe) and another post about Solo Travel.
But for now: What are you up to this weekend? What colours are inspiring you (or bringing you down)? Are you out lounging in sunshine? Or inside with a good book? Swaddled in scarves or Sauntering in Shorts? Playing Tennis or PickleBall (my sister-in-law's new enthusiasm, as I heard in Palm Springs)? Being a Couch Potato or Snow-shoeing? (Oh, and speaking of books, the conversation is beginning over at the post I published last week on my Reading Blog. Honestly, I often think those conversations are the best reasons for you to visit me!