Saturday began with me admiring freshly-packaged stacks of Spacefriends.

Cunch and I spent an entire day hand-packing these bad babies, so a degree of gloating was befitting.

After the sticker revelry, Ales, Daniel, Sonya the dog and I drove out to Malibu for a picnic-n-hike adventure. I’d just had another mortality crisis, so physical activity and getting in close touch with the universe was more than necessary.

There was salmon.

There was also caramel and sea salt chocolate, home-made guacamole, berries and lobster sushi.

Cider break and minor wardrobe malfunction.

Sparkle-Daniel.

These strange, towering flowers were sparsely scattered across the hillside.

At the beginning of he hike I’d said that the perfect landscape could only be improved by a Bambi or two.  The landscape apparently agreed and Ales documented.

Floating knee says hello.

Pelicans.

Car slog.

Topping the perfect day with ramen? Necessary.