Thursday, December 9, 2010

my dad, Herman Groves

I'm remembering you, Dad, with love and gratitude. You showed me how to persevere through hardship and never give up. I love you!

Herman Groves (September 21,1927-December 5, 2010)

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Maui ice sculpting competition

The event took place at the indoor Lahaina Cannery Mall, the only ice-friendly spot in Hawaii! The entrants had one and a half hours to create their masterpieces.

and the winner... Tsuneo Sugiura of Japan:

(November 2010)

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Joshua Tree National Park Visitor's Center

Joshua Tree National Park Visitor's Center, Twentynine Palms

(May, 2010)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

a rose is a rose

Found an interesting rose in my birthday bouquet... with seeds.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

swans at the Boston Common

While the temperature soared to 113 degrees in L.A. this week, and broke the city's official thermometer, my mind wanders back to the Boston Common...

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Monday, August 23, 2010

The Boston Common

(August, 2010)

The Boston Common... the oldest park in America and one of the loveliest places on earth with its willows, flowers, and swan boats, propelled with a foot pedal by the driver. My favorite spot in the city.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Boston Public Library reading room

We visited Boston on a recent trip east. Boston's a very cool city with an interesting mix of the old and new--colonial graveyards set between skyscrapers, old pubs and trendy restaurants, and the Freedom Trail that weaves its way through the center of town.

I loved the green lamps in this enormous, quiet room that looked like a good place to study.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

orange sunset--Joshua Tree National Park and Twentynine Palms

( 2009)

A view of the mountains that border Joshua Tree National Park from Twentynine Palms.