Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Pretty in Pink ~ A Beautiful Brunch at Suzanne"s in Ojai

Just thought I'd share some photos, however belated, from Mother's Day Brunch. Suzanne's in Ojai is such a lovely spot to share a beautiful meal. The food is delicious and the atmosphere beautiful, all dressed in pink posies!

This is the view from the patio at Suzanne's ... pretty right?

Nothing is more the child of art
than a garden.

~Sir Walter Scott

My dessert ... chocolate, white chocolate and coffee mousse with raspberry sauce! Gorgeous and so yummy!!

Nobody sees a flower -- really -- it is so small
it takes time -- we haven't time --
and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.

~ Georgia O'Keeffe

After brunch we headed back to my parents' place and this little guy was waiting for us in the garage! It was quite a surprise! He wriggled between my Mom and I, at which time I screamed and scared her. My dad shooed him out of the garage with a cardboard box top and out on to the lawn, at which point I, of course, grabbed my camera. :)

Cute, huh?

After that, camera out and ready, I started taking pics of my Mom's roses.

Looking for and enjoying beauty is a way to nourish the soul.
The universe is in the habit of making beauty.
There are flowers and songs,
snowflakes and smiles,
acts of great courage,
laughter between friends,
a job well done,
the smell of fresh-baked bread.
Beauty is everywhere.

~Matthew Fox

Blessings and light!
Y'all take care now!


Marisa said...

Such lovely images. I love the entrance to the restaurant, the rose under the Sir Walter Scott quotation, the anthuriums, even little stripey snakes (so long as they aren't mean!), and I especially love the look of your dessert!

erin's art and gardens said...

oh the rosy goodness here! and that dessert! nummerlicious!

Loree said...

You had me sighing - until I saw that snake. I am not a big fan of snakes. Let me re-phrase that. I do not like snakes at all.

Test said...

Those flowers are gorgeous!

Candy said...

Lucinda, the flowers are gorgeous and your dessert looks perfect! I agree that the snake is cute:)

Ann Marie said...

beautiful blossoms indeed! even the snake is pretty :)

Unknown said...

Beautiful garden ...
but I hate snakes, they scare me
The town that I photographed is, of course, in Italy (Tuscany)
I wish you a peaceful weekend

;) said...

Even the snake makes me think it's Paradise ;)

shayndel said...

Voluptous and velvety pictures and post!
I feel that your "magic phone flowers" in the post below came to life in these gardens:)) There is a magic to them, and in your pink font, and the sense that seeing and believing in a beautiful world makes a beautiful world come true.

Oh, and that heart shaped chocolate ice cream dessert plate, yum!


shayndel said...

P.S. just read Otli's comment above. I like the way he says it:))

Victoria said...

Gorgeous decadent the garden blissful...and how cool the snake showed up on your path..such a beautifully potent transformational symbol.. a gift! Hmmm..Snakes and roses..a perfect day!

Kerry O'Gorman said...

Oh if only we had 'smell-o-rama' on our computer! Maybe a little 'taste-a-rama' as well! I think I could strap one of those garden roses to my nose and walk around with it there for a week....

Fifi Flowers said...

PRETTY flowers... garden.. even the snake is pretty!

Cobalt Violet said...

Thank you for all the lovely comments! Always great to hear from you! :)

Cobalt Violet said...

Thank you for all the lovely comments! Always great to hear from you! :)

Joop Zand said...

Lovely roses in beautiful colors, nice shots.

Greetings, Joop