Sunday, December 03, 2017

Banco in Situ

Not the only one in the family with fur......

Friday, December 01, 2017

Chicken and Saugage

WL surpassed himself recently by whipping up a sausage,chicken, peppers and potato recipe.  Simple to make and simply delicious.

Banco in Situ

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Vegetarian Thanksgiving

I spent the holiday with a few nieces in MA. While one of them has fallen off the vegan wagon, the other is still firmly vegetarian.  The meal turned out to be a success with stuffed squash and my green bean recipe. I also was introduced to mushball pitbull, Blue.

Gaffer63: Roasted Green Beans and Sage


Another delivery from fave Buffalo, NY meat pie makers, The Parkers. With the website offerings getting more extensive all the time, it's hard not to keep ordering........

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Yawning Dog

The weather has been perfect for man and beast to lounge with a good book and drift into slumber.

Re Spray Time

After 10 years, it was time to freshen up the patio lounges.  The Rust Oleum Rust Reformer makes prep a breeze.  Banco puts the final product to good use.

Sunday, November 05, 2017

Monday, October 30, 2017

Banco in Situ

With ears cocked and nose twitching, Banco's always on the alert alert for lizards

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Mount Wilson Fire

Banco and I got a vivid view of the recent Mount Wilson fire during a dawn walk up our Mount Washington

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Get This Party Started

More holiday madness but the steadicam operator was able to keep up with the action.

Disco Snowmen

More over the top tinselated holiday fun from a recent commercial.

Vintage Fiat

We recently had a very small, very cute, very vintage Fiat make an appearance in a Christmas commercial we were filming.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Citi Anthems

The commercials we did at the beginning of the summer have made it to the air.  Including "Joy", "Rain" and "Twins"
Still waiting for the skydiving one to appear. "Joy" was shot at our local Super A.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Coyote Morning

2 coyotes this morning near Jessica Triangle.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Me and My 20ks

Tristan caught me lounging, waiting for night to fall so I can switch on my 20,000 watt lights.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

New Akunin

It's been 6 years since the last translated Boris Akunin novel hit the shelves.  For Erast Fandorin junkies like me, the new english version of "All the World's a Stage" is a treat some never thought would come. There are three more books to be translated.  Hopefully they can come on a quicker timetable.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Snow It Up

Been working on a Christmas campaign.  The art department is adding fake snow to a southern California tree.

Monday, October 09, 2017

Life of a Mantis

Our Desert Willow mantis has stuck around the longest.  She ate bees, flies and caterpillars.  WL fed her, as well.  One day a skinny, slender gentleman caller flew in to pitch some woo.  Her belly got even bigger.  She laid her egg sack and is back to normal size again.  Her belly back to dark green.

Gaffer63: Garden Standoff
Gaffer63: Under the Desert Willow

Sunday, October 08, 2017


Planted some foxtails and society garlic around the base of the new planter.  Will see how they fill in and adjust in a few months.

Banco in Situ

Passion Piece

Worked a few weeks ago on a choreographer's passion piece.  Very glam rock and stylized.  Was good not to be selling toilet paper for a change.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Banco in Situ

There are lizards everywhere

Birds and Sage

Along the west fence, we planted 2 Mexican Bird of Paradise plants.  It took about 10 minutes before a butterfly checked out the open flowers. And behind the Desert Willow, 2 sages were added against the rock wall.  BTW the Dudleya near the garage is in bloom now.

Gaffer63: Banco in Situ
Gaffer63: More Desert Willow