Monday, May 31, 2010

XIV's Cirque

MR and I had our plans for a beach weekend thwarted so we looked around to see what was happening on a holiday weekend where the city has been seemingly left to the tour book toting bunch. This is where the inventive theater/dance company of Austin McCormick comes in. The Company XIV's Le Cirque Feerique turned out to be a little gem of hybrid dance, song, comedy and drama nestled into my section of Brooklyn. With great lighting, an amazing set and opulent costuming, the stage is set for 90 minutes of fairy tale retelling.
My only criticism is that the Ringleader talks too much...... while the cast changes scenery and costumes, the Ringleader told stories that unnecessarily fell flat. I found the machinations of the troupe's preparations more interesting than a forced laugh.
The highlights are many but I think the Red Riding Hood, Cinderella and the Frog Prince stand out for me.
Only one more week to catch this fun show. Go.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

He Shoots! He Scores!

Fave Dijon born son Tristan Sheridan was in LA this week to do a commercial for the Sweet Shop's sweetest co directors Margaret & Joy. We had a good time lusciously photographing the best looking bananas and blueberries. If only our stomachs were larger, we could have eaten more.....

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Weekend Dog

Seven finds the last ray of light.....

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Poppies, etc.

Our california poppies are finely coming up. They add a nice dash of orange to the garden. The thorny sea holly is turning blue and in the back, the tropicanna canna is blooming orange again.

Monday, May 17, 2010


I took a ride last week up to Crestline and AD's mountain retreat. Only an hour away from LA but so far away in feeling. Several thousand feet above San Bernadino, it's always 10-15 degrees cooler there and the cabin's hillside had a rush of purple wild flowers. The road along the town is aptly named the rim of the world.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

New Molding

With a guest coming on wed.s, we got our butts in gear to finish some projects around the home. One was to prep and paint and install the molding in the living room that WL had designed and built. Three days of painting and sanding led to two hours of nail gunning and a loud air compressor. But it all looks good now.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Macro and Micro

The front yard and some closeups as the garden still bursts. The yellow kangaroo paw stands over the white verbena. And the mexican sage is finally blooming. The new red verbena is seen through the Spanish lavender.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Monkey Flower

The Monkey Flower plant is in full bloom with the most intense red flowers I've ever seen.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Rabbit @ Sundown

Tax bills in 2009 at lowest level since 1950

From USA Today the story you won't see on Fox News.....
"Federal, state and local taxes — including income, property, sales and other taxes — consumed 9.2% of all personal income in 2009, the lowest rate since 1950, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reports. That rate is far below the historic average of 12% for the last half-century. The overall tax burden hit bottom in December at 8.8.% of income before rising slightly in the first three months of 2010."

Under Arm

The big salvia we call the under arm sage is blooming tall red trumpet flowers. The plant has thick sticky leafs that smell abit like BO.

Monday, May 10, 2010


The lilac is in full bloom. Not bad for the first year. Hope to get some more blooms next season.

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Getting Squeezed

The lemon and lime trees are bursting. We picked a few and squeezed the juice to freeze for use later on. Most probably for margaritas and such.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

LA Garden Show

A few more pics from last weekend's LA Garden Show. Everything from artichokes to Seussian towers to huge seemingly man eating christmas cacti. And being LA, coming home along the 210 we passed a helicopter for teen band Villa Kids. Viva Musica!