"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Trip to California Day 3

Leaving Sausalito early am for Bolinas-
the view is from Janet and Floyd's home-wow!

I stopped on Hwy 1 for the shot. The road is quite
narrow, winding, and in some places
only one lane-no wonder I left before anyone
else was on the road! Took about 45 minutes
from Sausalito-gorgeous drive...

The lagoon right before you turn left to
get to Bolinas...don't look for signs-there aren't any!

Miles perched on the fence before the Memorial
Service for his Grandmother

Pam and her Dad

Pam and I-

Meryl visiting with a dear friend...

Afterwards I went over to Kitty and Arthur's home
and then we went on a drive to visit some of her
friends- this is one of the lovely homes in Bolinas

A sculptor lives here-and I found live sculptures
in the garden...

I like this angle...

Arthur is cooking a delicious dinner- thanks Arthur!

And Kitty is making little fruit tarts from Mulberries and other fruits from their garden.
Very tasty treats...and Charlie rules from his
favorite spot.

Monday, July 10, 2006

My 4 day trip to California- Day 1

I flew down to the Bay Area July 6th for a whirlwind visit with friends and family and most importanatly- to attend the memorial service for a dear friends Mother.

Good sport and good friend Amy picked me up at the Oakland Airport-we then drove to the SFO airport to pick up her 22 year old grandson
Jordan Kline-

Searching in the streets of San Francisco for the Nordstrom Rack-we're shopping for Jordan!


Jordan is now the good sport as Amy and the saleswoman outfit him with new clothes for his new job in France....

Heading back to Mill Valley
Interior shot at Amy and John's home...

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

More! on the 4th of July

Midafternoon at Millenium Park
(a Norman Rockwell afternoon)
Cute little family on a scooter....
It's a toy-she admits to only driving it 52 miles
in the past two years-but hey!
She's having a blast!
So's the dog........

What's this?

Percent for the Arts sculpture-wowee-quite the hat rack!

Great tunes to listen to-

While waiting for Bill Klammer

and other smoky Lions to BBQ that chicken-

Obviously Russell approves-

He liked it! Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!!!

Happy 4th of July.....here's some shots
from today and yesterday.....I am sitting
on the deck watching the birds at the
feeder while writing on the lap top..and
it's a gorgeous day!

Yesterday we went to a huge block party out
in Gresham. We had a lot of fun meeting new
people and watching the kids shoot off
fireworks with close adult supervision.
They even had a barrel to put in the used
fireworks with a hose to wet them down.
Quite the safe operation.
In addition to that-there was a real -
honest to goodness garage band-and they were
pretty darn good!

Safety first-all of the kids were really aware of the rules....

While the fireworks were going off-
Mother Nature decided to shoot off some of
her own...an electrical storm with lots of
thunder and lighteneing-and of course RAIN!

We always go to the Lions Pancake Breakfast
at Mary S Young Park....yummy...

Dining with kids and a lot of dogs....

The drink line- coffee, tea, juice and milk...

Cooks at the sausage grill....
and the pancake grill...batter up!!

If there are people around-you can find ...
POLITICIANS....Russell and our neighbors
Tom and Steve talk with Mike Erickson-
a refreshing change from......whoops- no
talking politics on this BLOG-it's FORBIDDEN
one of my rules...

A flowercracker on our deck a Gloriosa Lily
have a Happy 4th everyone!

Monday, July 03, 2006

Another day at work

It's early morning - 5:15 am and I am walking down the hill
to go work out before I catch my bus to the Pearl District where I work
The sky is glorious................ see Mt Hood in the distance?

One of our three designers Eric is busy making
arrangements for a big party.........

To the left is a close up of that tall arrangement....
it is so wonderful to work in this creative environment..
very inspiring.

After work Russell and I went to Celia and Paschal's home
They have a fabulous garden-very serene and calming.

Close up of a rose and a calla in their garden

A wonderful speciman dwarf Elm tree...

Russell and Celia are bird watching - while Paschal
is waiting for PIZZA!

Final shot- of the lily pads in their pond....a very
nice evening-
tasty pizza and good company
We sat outside til dark-a wonderful summers eve.