Sunday, May 10, 2015

Senior moments

One of the very nice things about retirement is the freedom to just relax and enjoy the moments. Last night we had dinner with my wife's two sisters at my sister-in-law's house. A very pleasant meal, with varied samples of some of the freshest fish available in our small corner of Northern California.

The after-dinner time, however, was the most pleasant. Just mature adults discussing the weighty national and world events of the day with sincerity, judgement, and intelligence.

...or not.

Saturday, April 18, 2015


This is almost painful.

Anyway, when I was a kid of four years, my parents faced the costs of essential-for-living items:
But, more recently, I've certainly seen things get smaller, not larger:
All in all, not too bad. :)

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Definitely Spring

We've recently established a new garden area for our Frank Lloyd Wright Sprite based on some Chicago Fair in the early 1900's.

The designer, Bill Castlelon, really likes peonies, and he designed one into the Sprite garden.

And here it is, plucked:

It is truly awesome.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Signs of Summer

This is Mark Canha. He may not be with us for a long time, but he hits the ball.

Go A's!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Veterinary Medicine

Lion, meet CT Scanner:

Sunday, March 01, 2015


First, back in February of 1960, famed American popular artist, Norman Rockwell, made a bit of fun of himself:

 That was then. Today, thanks to the Internet and Twitter, we have a contemporary version:

If the bottom painting's painting had been of The Prophet, there might well have been trouble.