Monday, May 18, 2015

Good Friends
We'll be off to Panama then Chocorua soon, but it's been wonderful to see our good west coast friends here during the winter and especially this last month--
Julie and I went fabric shopping then stopped in at the cutest--and most delicious--Japanese bistro for lunch somewhere in LA!
Love that wild painting..
Painted a chair for Suzanne and Herb--she was happy!!!
 Lea and grand daughter Greta Wren walking Joey. We  had a cozy dinner with our old friends Lea and Carl.

And Betsy--no photo but we've had some very good times together this winter.  Safe travels to France!


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The Ms' in May
Max showing his concentration,
his fighting skills with Sensei,
and delighting in getting his purple belt.
Maddie climbing the rope in gymnastics

and--yeah!--ringing the bell at the top. 
An artistic moment:  painting aprons, listening to Mozart in my studio.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Party in the Backyard

(click on the photo to make it bigger)

for Sam and Jess and their friends who have made us feel so welcome out here in LA
(Spencer Kelly is second from the left).

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

a lot

Friday, May 1, 2015

Toby and I have been enjoying our backyard--staying in California an extra month means we're seeing more things bloom
like the poppies and tons of roses in the backyard
and the strange blossoms on what we think is some kind of fruitless olive tree.
The birds and squirrels love these.
Toby examining the new cactus garden in what used to be a pond,
and snoozing in a comfy chair
while I paint in the studio, listening to Mozart

and a finch enjoys Rachel and David's new bird feeder.

And many crows--this one hung around all day, expecting something, don't know what!