Labor Day at Sharon’s. That small tree in the big pot produced enough kumquats for a large family. I want one of these!
The Garage is my hope for this month…as it has been for many other months…but maybe this time.
Here’s the whole month of May in Kauai…
I have been hoping to do something about my ancient and struggling landscape but I can’t seem to move on anything until I’ve got an idea of where it’s all going. So with that in mind Sharon and I walked around the neighborhood and I took pictures of plants that seem to be happy in the area.
All the newish projects are going drought tolerant and so many of the little cottages have these fences around them. One, I’m not drawn to the drought tolerant look and two, I can’t decide about a fence because for one reason I’d need three gates (front path, driveway, side path for the tenants). Oh what to do what to do.
I do want a ton of geraniums though.
My next big trip! I’m hoping to do this trip after the girls’ birthdays in September and before Thanksgiving. That gives me a little shy of two months, just the way I like it.
LA to Rio in Brazil, to Asuncion in Paraguay, to Iguazu Falls with visiting points in Brazil and Argentina, to Montevideo and the countryside of Uruguay, to Buenos Aires, and then back to LA. Looks delicious doesn’t it!
Not so many locations as my last big trip, in Australia, but still it’ll take some time to put it all together and already some of the very highly rated budget accommodations are full.
I’m typing this from D&A’s house on the 22nd because my &*%^internet has been down for two days and won’t be back until (assuming all goes well) tomorrow. GRRRR.
I and The Cousins Nancy and Sharon had a downtown outing today. We parked at Beyond The Streets and walked to the San Antonio Winery for lunch. It was about a 10 minute walk across the LA River.
…and here’s the entrance to Beyond The Streets.
From the website: “ORIGINAL WORKS FROM SHEPARD FAIREY, REVOK, FUTURA 2000, RETNA, LADY PINK, DASH SNOW, C.R. STECYK III, GUERRILLA GIRLS, BARRY MCGEE, CHAZ BOJÓRQUEZ, MISTER CARTOON, LEE QUIÑONES, MARIPOL, FAILE, SWOON, EDDIE MARTINEZ, INVADER, RISK, KENNY SCHARF, JENNY HOLZER, HAZE, FELIPE PANTONE, ANDRÉ SARAIVA, GORDON MATTA-CLARK, STEPHEN POWERS, TODD JAMES, CRASH, DAZE, MARTHA COOPER, TAKI 183 PLUS DENNIS HOPPER, TAKASHI MURAKAMI, MARK MOTHERSBAUGH & MANY MORE.”
There’s a sweet little urban garden in the parking lot but the exhibition itself was HUGE. There were two or three, maybe four GIANT warehouse spaces (40,000+ square feet with soaring ceilings) full of interpretations of street art.
I did totally love every minute of it although the same cannot be said for my companions. Check out their website if you’re interested.
Merlyn had an extra ticket to the newly re-released 2001: A Space Odyssey playing at the Dome so he invited me and we made an afternoon of it.
After lunch at the Japanese place near me we lurched our way through Friday afternoon traffic to the Hollyhock House at Barnsdall Park for a little tour…
Burt came over the hill from Simi today and we had a fine multi-location outing.
First we went to Samy’s to look at cameras. My thumb joint arthritis flares up from time to time when I’ve been using my camera often and that thing is a brick, so we looked at a few of the smaller, lighter guys.
I do wish these kinds of stores would charge a consultation fee that can be applied to purchase because the fellow here stood around with us for a hour. He was great and then we left.
Here’s the whole gang after a lively round of Flickin’ Chicken. Thanks to D&A for putting on a very fine affair of food and fun!
Here I am 70 years old and I still don’t have a photo face. Maybe next time. Somebody, Help Me, Please, I’m getting a new driving license in a month and I Need a photo face.
Remember Brigitte and Knut, she from Belgium and he from Norway? Knut and I were colleagues at Crystal and they were across-the-street neighbors of Tony from generic ‘here’ and Lill from Sweden (with whom I’ve been taking pictures for many years).
Brigitte and Knut have settled permanently in Antwerp and here they are enjoy a fabulous spring in Haspengouw, the fruit growing region of Belgium.
I include this picture now because in a few short weeks Brigitte will finally be sixty. It’s about dang time.
Lona and I walked for a couple of hours. Spring had definitely sprung out there around the Ballona Wetlands and then we had to chase up a little p-break. We got so far out we couldn’t get back in time for Lona’s nail appointment so, I called for a Lyft, Lona’s first time for an app-ride. The magic worked!
I went with Lona to her nutritionist appointment and it was so interesting. They have this machine that measures your bmi with some ‘waves’ passing through your body. You just stand there. I want to go too!
Marsha hosted Monday Night and here are four cars parked on her newly refinished driveway.
What CHRISTA in Honolulu has been posting, ’cause ‘mericns are hard pressed to know where anywhere is.
What Curtis (of Camas and Curt in Kauai) has to say: “The flow is out in an area that attracts people who would buy an acre of land for $15,000 and live in the path of an active volcano. This eruption has been going on for 35 years which is why the land is so cheap, it’s all in the path of the flow. Puna and Pahoa are not my first or even fifth choice of a place to live.”