Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Pageant Of The Masters, Laguna Beach

Marge arranged for us to get tickets for the wonderful Laguna Beach Pageant of the Masters. We've seen it several times, but I think this year was the very best! Marge not only got the tickets, through her sister-in-law, Karen, but drove us there, also. What a wonderful friend! We met Karen for dinner at The Lumberyard, which has become a tradition, then on to the festival. 
It was a wonderful afternoon and night.

(Look closely at the painting - these are real people)

Below- another artistic tableau- (These are also real people)

Nancy and Marge waiting for the tram
after seeing the art at Art A Fair.

 Nancy and Marge on the way to dinner at The Lumberyard.

The eating area outside the entrance to the amphitheater











Watercolor classes with James Q. Millard

 Jim Millard demonstrating how he paints.

 Finished version. So nice and loose!

 Jim Millard

 My, much tighter, version. From another angle.

Peg Klinger"s painting. She's so much better at "loose" than me. 
A very nice beginning to her painting.

The beginning of another of Jim's paintings from another class.
 The beginning of mine. I never seem to finish them. 
I'm not sure what to do when I'm not in the class.

 Another unfinished.

 And another!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Lunch at the Yellow Deli

Our new favorite restaurant. We had lunch here with Helen a couple of weeks ago.  The Reuben sandwiches are wonderful. It's owned and run by some sort of religious cult...but it's still good.
This one is in Vista. There are others also.


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Boulevard Women by Lauren Cobb. Reading at the Fallbrook library and at Beth's party

Our book club has been following the progress of the book that Beth Cobb's sister-in-law has been writing. It's finally published and we read it for our book club. We all loved it.
Which is good because it would have been hard to tell Beth we didn't like it. 
I really loved it. It's one of my favorite books.


Lauren came to Fallbrook and did a reading at our library.

 Lauren, reading from her book.

 Signing autographs.


The party at Beth's house with the book club.  (and some friends)
Front row- Lauren ( and Beth's mother's dog), Nancy, Barb Hayden's grand daughters
(and Beth's dog, Rascal) Laurie.
(back row- Lauren's mother, P.J., me, Roxanne, Susan, Beth, Diana, Kathy,  Barb. 
In back- Beth D.


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Don's Birthday Party

July 15- Don's birthday party at the Mannings'.

I made a banner.
Here's the Birthday Boy.

Al and Joe hung the banner.

John made the most wonderful barbequed chicken.


 Mary Ann and Linda and John.

 Nancy and Don load up.

Nancy brings her watermelon salad and commands everyone to eat.

Mary Ann presents her birthday pie.

Don and Linda sing Happy Birthday.

Don's present from John. 
 
I didn't get a picture of Paula, Seth, and Joe Ondraka.
Paula was probably in the kitchen finishing cooking. 
Seth was taking care of the birds and dogs.
I don't know where Joe was hiding.

A wonderful time was had by all.







Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Civic Theater- Sunday

It was thoroughly enjoyable!

Afterwards Nancy, Jane and I went to the Chart House in Solana Beach for dinner. 
It's a wonderful place right on the beach with really good food.

This was our dessert,
A great way to end a very nice day!

Sculpture in the deli case.

In honor of the World Cup.
(Also notice the swan...and the tiny leek people).

Maybe this is a swan.


Through my kitchen window

Spring is springing.

Then through my kitchen door-

A colorful guest arrives.

We shake hands...and get to know each other.
What a hunk! He has quite a hairy chest!

Then he just flew off...on quite beautiful wings. Maybe he was a she!




Ahhh...at last, retirement !!!






Monday, June 30, 2014

Poetry reading and lunch at Ann Kreile's flower-filled house.

Ann and Connie.
 The two Nancy's.
The beautiful deck.
Jean Hester had to leave early and I didn't get her picture.






Fallbrook Flower Show- April 2014

 I think this is Mary Anne's winner.

 Jean's winner.

 A very unusual flower!


Paula and one of her winners.

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails