Dance Around Friday Introduces the Next American Idol and His Fedora

Are you up and stompin’ and clappin’ with David yet? For a laugh watch the out takes.

If I watch American Idol it is only because some one has caught my attention and this year we have an adorable local boy, David Luning, on the way to Hollywood. He from Forestville, California, does American music and I want to adopt him or introduce our daughter to him.  My husband saw David up in Santa Rosa at a Woody Guthrie Festival last year and came home raving about him. Fortunately we were on his email list so we got a heads up about his audition last week and had fun cheering him on. Here’s what David has to say about himself and why he’s doing Idol:

Happy Friday Fellow Dancers!

Sunday Post: People With Stylish Hats

Who among you has a Stylish Hat or 2?

Jake’s theme for the Sunday Post was People, and I couldn’t resit sharing this candid from the Solono Stroll. The Lady getting dog kisses is a well known, sprightly octogenarian, who is much photographed. Yes I know it’s Monday, but hey, I’m from laid-back and stylish California. 😉

In other news note my Post A Day Badge.  Isn’t it Stylish?.  If you haven’t noticed I have been doing a post a day since Jan. 1 but it was only yesterday that I finally figured out how to “grab” the badge with a lot of help of my friend.  It’s about time with less then 100 day left in the year. Thank you Lonnie. As always thanks Jakesprinters.

It’s California Wild Lilac

Day four of the purple flower project.     Did anyone catch on? If you did you win a smiling nod and a wink.

These beloved shrubs and

groundcovers turn many

Western hills blue in

Winter and Spring.

Poetry straight from the pages of The Sunset Western Garden Book.

I might add:

Bees love them,

gardeners love them,

deer won’t go near them,

they’re hard to photograph,

and they smell  just as sweet as lilacs, they’re

Ceanothus the California State Shrub!