Wednesday, June 30, 2010


The youngsters get good protection, as you can see.

Yeah, we're having a fine time!

My favorite baby.

You better watch out! Get too close and my sitter will bite ya.

I can stick my lip out further than you can.

Just hold my hand, er, paw, and you'll be safe.

Oh, I wuv you, too.

Just kissin' ya -- doggy style.

Hey! That tastes pretty good! What is it?

Just snuggle in for a nice nap.

We didn't do nuttin'

Fun time -

Jack and Jill
Jogged up the hill,
Their breath came
Faster and faster.

Before the top
They made a stop,
Narrowly averting
A myocardial disaster.

Jack tried to be nimble
He tried to be quick.
He shot hoops with young guys
And ruptured a disc.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Last Sunday Cliff and I attended a presentation of what is probably my most favorite Shakespearean play, Mid-Summers’ Night Dream. This was put on by a small theater group, California Theatre Center, just 10 minutes away.

Every year CTC presents three or four plays in June and July in true repertory, where the plays rotate through the season, rather than coming one after the other. This year we get three.

Amalie and I had gone for many years, although the quality varied from time to time. This show was on the high side, with quite excellent acting, and some rather intriguing “argument” scenes, where some players had to be actively restrained -- picked up bodily, and moved to one side of the stage or the other. It was really very funny, and both Cliff and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Funny cartoon --

See the new cell phone especially for seniors

Monday, June 28, 2010

FILOLI, concluded

Here are the last of the photos. Half of these were taken by Sandy, our guide.
Browse at your leisure.

In the round.

In the pink!

Sunken garden

Sandy took these:

More than 500 kinds of roses.

Embroidery Knot


Double delight

These are planted so they can be easily reached for cutting.

Knot garden

Sandy caught me taking a picture.

Color variety

English Lavender

Sandy labeled this one "Two smiling gentlemen
surrounded by white climbing rose, Sally Holmes."

Humor -

I've learned that artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.

A man and his neighbor were sitting on the porch talking typical guy stuff. The man said to his neighbor, “If you ever want to go hunting, I’m game.”

Saturday, June 26, 2010

FILOLI, Part 2

Here we are, back at Filoli. Today, with one exception, we are seeing some of the exterior. Very little commentary from me. We shall wrap it up on Monday. Enjoy the view!

I love the way that tree is shaped.

The view is one of the reasons the Bourns picked this location.

Another flower arrangement. The one exception.

Sun dial.

Okay, fun time --

Three friends from the local congregation were asked, ”When you're in your casket, and friends and congregation members are mourning over you, what would you like them to say?”

Artie said: “I would like them to say I was a wonderful husband, a fine spiritual leader, and a great family man.”

Eugene said: “I would like them to say I was a wonderful teacher and servant of God who made a huge difference in people's lives.”

Al said: “I'd like them to say, “Look, he's moving!”