Monday, May 29, 2017

Mantis Passion

The new passion fruit vine on the back fence is already flowering and today, a steely eyed WL spotted a baby mantis hiding in the bloom.

Gaffer63: Garden Homicide
Gaffer63: Death in the Garden

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

He's Gone

Roger Moore has passed on.  Everyone loves the Bond they grew up with and since "Spy Who Loved Me" was my first Bond film,  Moore is my favorite. Always self deprecating, my favorite story is of Noel Coward visiting RADA while Moore was a student:

"When I was a young actor at RADA, Noël Coward was in the audience one night. He said to me after the play, 'Young man, with your devastating good looks and your disastrous lack of talent, you should take any job ever offered you. In the event that you're offered two jobs simultaneously, take the one that offers the most money.' Here I am."

My one brush with him was driving through Beverley Hills one day many years ago.  At a stop light, I pulled up next to a powder blue Rolls Royce.  In the front was Roger driving and Michael Caine.  Their wives in the back.  A nonchalant double take from me later and they motored away, unaware of having made my day.

He was 89 and succumbed to cancer. BBC obit here

Gaffer63: The Saint in New York
Gaffer63: 50Th Year Auction

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Sunset Pool

Shooting in Palm Springs. Poolside at sunset. DP Joe gets high  to capture model floating by.

Banco in Situ

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Beach Making

We recently made a beach set on stage for a commercial

Ginger in Situ

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Rough Housing

 The dogs have loved chasing and fighting in the back.  The best of enemies.

Storm Clouds Coming

Morning Light

A 1980's Mercedes throws shade on our early morning walk.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Variegated Pride

The variegated Pride of Madeira in back has bloomed but the flowers are paler than the normal version.

Front Yard

The Spring bonanza is dying down but some other flowers have begun showing while others still have some bloom left in them

Sunday, May 14, 2017

On Set Waiting

70% of film work seems to be waiting.  Here, the talent and a crew member await instructions.

Desert Willow

After a lackluster second year, the desert willow in the back is back with full foliage and blooms on display

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Banco and Ginger in Situ

WL taking care of a neighbor's dog, Ginger for a week