Wednesday, December 02, 2009

A Costa Rica Thanksgiving

Not the cold fallish weather with pumpkin pie that I'm used to. But I'll take it!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon - instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.
Dale Carnegie

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Once Upon A Midnight Dreary...

Pics of our first annual Halloween Costume party. You know it's a good party when you wake up in the morning to 2 days worth of dishes, witches hats sitting askew on your dogs head and discarded clothing (and hats and machine guns) scattered among the sprayed silly string on the living room floor.

And the winner of the "Most Creative Costume award goes to" Sperm Man

Nothing on Earth so beautiful as the final haul on Halloween night.
Steve Almond

Monday, November 09, 2009

The Big 5-0

Yikes! October meant another birthday. Now I've reached the "milestone" 50th year.

What a great surprise party Allen planned for me, with allot of help from some friends. It took place under a tent next to The Wine Bin on a gorgeous, gorgeous, sunny Sunday afternoon.
The recipe for such a perfect party- Beautiful florals, fabulous food (a lunch of salmon, filet and shrimp), wonderful music by a solo guitarist, Luscious cake filled with lemon mousse and raspberry, good wine (and martinis). But most importantly the love of my dear family and friends.

Loving Family

Amazing Friends

A Scrumptious Cake

Live Music and a serenade


The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes.
Frank Lloyd Wright (1869 - 1959

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


One of the birthday gifts that I gave myself this week were front row tickets to this beautiful show- CAVALIA.

It was started by one of the founders of Cirque de Soleil. This one has a very similar feel as a cirque de soleil show with beautiful, lilting music, amazing scenery and lighting and graceful acrobatics. The thing that set this show apart is the focus on the horses. This is the most gorgeous show I have ever seen.

Here are a few images from the show. (Not taken by me however)

And Allah took a handful of southerly wind, blew His breath over it, and created the horse.... Thou shall fly without wings, and conquer without any sword. Oh, horse. ~Bedouin Legend

Ah, steeds, steeds, what steeds! Has the whirlwind a home in your manes? Is there a sensitive ear, alert as a flame, in your every fiber? Hearing the familiar song from above, all in one accord you strain your bronze chests and, hooves barely touching the ground, turn into straight lines cleaving the air, and all inspired by God it rushes on! ~Nikolai V. Gogol, Dead Souls, 1842

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Go, Lassie, Go

Oh the summertime is coming
And the trees are sweetly blooming
And the wild mountain thyme
Grows around the blooming heather
Will ye go, Lassie go?

And we'll all go together
To pluck wild mountain thyme
All around the blooming heather
Will ye go, Lassie go?

I will build my love a tower
Near yon' pure crystal fountain
And on it I will build
All the flowers of the mountain
Will ye go, Lassie go?

If my true love she were gone
I would surely find another
Where wild mountain thyme
Grows around the blooming heather
Will ye go, Lassie go?