Until Tuesday

I was going to try to fake it through tomorrow, but it doesn’t look like that will happen. I’m having a small procedure Thursday and while it is not serious (or cosmetic, sadly), I have a few things to prepare around the house before then. The William Morris Project will have to wait, which is a shame because I like what I did this week, even though it is minor and along the lines of my kitchen odds and ends post. I’ll be back on Tuesday, ready to go! No worries. Piece of cake.

This picture doesn’t have anything to do with surgeries, kitchens or organizing. I just like mountainscapes. Actually, I like exactly what I have in real life: mountain ranges that dot large expanses of land. I’ve never been much of a coastal gal. I took this in Bishop off the 395 this past July and decided to put it up today so that when I return on Tuesday, I will have something pretty to greet me.

Jules Kendall writes about books, family, and easygoing simplicity.


  1. says

    I hope everything goes smoothly and that your recovery is as quick as can be!

    Also, a vast expanse of land surrounded by far off mountains is my fave too. Something about being from the West?

  2. says

    good luck! I hope it all goes well.

    One of my favorite things so far about moving to California is in certain spots around town, there is a view just like that picture (the San Bernadino moutains? the Santa Anas? The Sierra Nevadas? I have no idea.). It feels very weird to me, like “hey! I am in the West!” I am startled by it every time I see it. But its beautiful and majestic and I like it.

    • says

      We have what’s called the Transverse Ranges here, and depending on your location, you could be looking at anything! San Bernardino mountains, San Gabriel mountains, Cleveland National forest, San Jacinto mountain ranges…it’s kind of crazy, as you know! Nicole (Making it Lovely) always says the same thing about California when she is here, and that the topography is so unusual. Flat, flat, flat, MOUNTAIN! Flat, flat, flat, MOUNTAIN!

      This picture is of the Sierras.

      • says

        I agree with Nicole–that’s exactly what it is here! I am in Irvine, so its a valley, with smaller mountains to the left and giant mountains to the right. After I commented I looked at a topography map, and I’m still not sure which range it is, but its either the San Bernardinos or the San Jacintos.

  3. Susan G says

    Oh – I was hoping when I saw the title and picture this was about a mini-vacation. Good luck and lots of good thoughts!

    That view is amazing. Living in Florida – well, it’s all just flat. That reminds me of the trips we’ve taken to Boulder, where you can be driving to the grocery store and there are the Rockies!

  4. says

    I hope the procedure goes smoothly and recovery is swift! And good luck getting done what you need to before then.

    I totally agree with you about the landscape. That’s what I love about northern Thailand, where I live. Vast, endless rice fields set against a mountainous backdrop. When we first flew from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, my husband and I breathed a sigh of relief at the sight of the mountains. I love having them within view. I find it orients me.

  5. Sally says

    Hope the procedure goes well, you have a speedy recovery and find plenty of good care and kindness. I like the mountain pic, especially with the snow. There’s a real contrast there between the peaks and the flat pasture land.

  6. says

    I’ll say a prayer for you and hope you’re feeling better soon.

    That picture reminds me of The Sound of Music. I didn’t realize I could start putting my money for Austria toward a trip to California and get there a lot sooner! Who knew?

  7. Susan says

    Will be thinking of you and hope the procedure is gentle and straightforward.

    Love the photo, btw. Will you consider bringing back the feature you used to have (last year maybe?) where you shared photos of your corner of California? As a New Yorker, I dream of the sunny west coast (plus my sister lives in Santa Monica, your photos helped me feel a littel more familiar with Cali).

  8. says

    Praying all goes well and healing comes swiftly! And thanks for that lovely image. I love when I’m traveling and I look out a window and see a little scene, a little house or something, and I can’t help but wonder what that living is like there.

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