Sisters! Lona, me, Windy…
Here for one week+ and then Bon Voyage.
Lilly and Roxi creating Interesting Food. That’s what they wanted to do and that’s what they did, entirely by themselves. I didn’t even peek into the kitchen while this adventure was afoot.
Tomato cups with blueberry; Peach and cheese delights; Lime chip quesadilla. Interesting Food, and tasty too.
I got this off Cynthia’s facebook!
What Cynthia wrote: “Feeling grateful to be on this journey with Michael Holden, who killed it planning an awesome 5th anniversary surprise weekend getaway. :)”
What Mike wrote: “Celebrating our 5 year anniversary with a weekend downtown. #boomislandpark #wildecafe #renaissancehotel #stonearchbridge #guthrietheater”
Marsha’s willow has developed into willow perfection and she’s a tree-happy gal. It was totally dark so the camera had to just ‘figure it out’.
Tonight was my last Monday Night Potluck for ages and one of the most trying drives – almost, but not, two hours. I wish I knew why all that years-long work on the 405 and the Westside on and off ramps produced no noticable benefit.
From the Observatory’s website:
“Free public star parties are held monthly at Griffith Observatory from 2:00 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. with the assistance of volunteers from the Los Angeles Astronomical Society, the Los Angeles Sidewalk Astronomers, and The Planetary Society.
“They are a chance for the whole family to look at the Sun, Moon, visible planets and other objects, to try out a variety of telescopes, and to talk to knowledgeable amateur astronomers about the sky and their equipment.”
Darryl, Angela, Kaitlin, and Lilly met me up here for this occasion that I’ve never been to before.
Here’s more from the Observatory’s website:
“Colonel Griffith J. Griffith left funds in his will to build a public observatory in Los Angeles because he believed in the transformative power of observation. After looking through the research telescope at Mt. Wilson he said: “If all mankind could look through that telescope, it would change the world!”
“Since opening in 1935, the Griffith Observatory has fulfilled his vision by offering public telescope viewing through the historic Zeiss telescope, historic coelostat (solar telescope), and portable telescopes on the lawn. More people have looked through the Zeiss telescope than any telescope in human history. More people have viewed the filtered disk of the Sun on the Observatory coelostat than any solar telescope on Earth.”
Darryl wrote this poem and I’m copying it here so I can always find it. I mean, really, he rhymed Australia and paraphernalia.
With 70 years, it’s a time to be reflective,
Maybe see things with a new perspective?
Reflective, and open to introspection,
Without the unfortunate reflection:
“My view of the world, my contemplative demeanor,
Would be a lot better if those windows were cleaner.”
Let’s make it so! without leaving your seat…
We’ve summoned window cleaners to 22nd Street.
Cleaning and cleaning and not missing a spot,
They’ll get every window on the lot.
With their window washing paraphernalia,
They’ll arrive once you’re back from Australia.
So, this year we hope you’re enjoying the view,
Clean windows – and a Happy Birthday – to You!!!
…contemporary art. Experiencing the building just by itself is worth the price of admission. It’s free btw but you have to make a reservation.
You’ll want to read all the art-blah-blah signs around the main exhibition on the lower level. It’s nonsense, that’s what I thought, until I saw the show and had such a great A-HAAA. I love those moments!
They also have a small museum of relics found during the museum refurbishment. That fez sent me on a memory-trip-flash of a picture of my Grandpa, my mother’s father, in a hat that looked just like this.
But he’s Jewish. Do the Masons let Jews join? They might now but back then it looks like they had an entire Jewish Lodge as evidenced by these names.
So that might be it. Also was he a Shriner or a Mason, the hats are the same? I looked it up – you have to be a Mason first before you can be a Shriner so he could have been both.