Thursday, October 09, 2008

visits...

a few visits that put a smile on my face...

My friend Connie and I took off and
visited the bountiful Zinnia.
They've expanded and they have some fantastic new things, noted by Connie's shopping bag. Tamara always celebrates the seasons with style.
With the weather taking a cooler turn, pal CW and I decided to take a long walk and visit one of my favorite places on earth...Descanso Gardens.

the greenhouse by the entrance donned some interesting growth...
Anyone know what these are? We looked for a sign but we couldn't find one.
I found these cool mosaic patterns in (of all places) the Boddy House bathroom. I'm always saying look up and down to catch the really cool stuff around you...
I'm glad when they refurbished the house they kept many of these fabulous accents.

Walking back from the Boddy House as usual I was digging the shadows...
A couple of weeks ago I made my way to the Hollywood Collecters Show...
and I visited with some of my old friends at the 'Lost In Space" reunion...
How great it was to see everyone again.
Mark Goddard, me, Bob May, Bill Mumy, Marta Kristen

While there I shot the carpet...cool design that could find it's way into some art...this design would make great stencils...

And then there was a visit to the theater to see the Musical "9-5"
The dancing was fantastic. Hadn't been to the theatre for awhile and it was fun.

Over the weekend we visited Becca's new digs...
grabbed lunch and watched the "Sex In The City" movie...the clothes were fantastic.

She's made a lovely comfortable home for herself.
...and we engaged in a lively catch up discussion on her patio...

Hoping fall starts to penetrate the LA warmth soon
....till next time



14 comments:

Patchwork Penguin said...

Thank you so much for sharing the photo of the Lost in Space reunion...... it brought back some lovely memories of growing up in the 60's, and it is great to see all of you together.

Elizabeth Holcombe said...

I'm thinking the gourds hanging in that wonderful garden house are some sort of Vietnamese squash. There are several Vietnamese co-op gardens in my neighborhood here in the suburbs of Washington, DC, and I see similar plants hanging from trellises in those gardens. Love your photos~~the shadows are pure bliss!~~~Beth

Tiglizzyclone said...

Maybe those vegetables hanging are long squash. Seems I've had such to eat sometime in the past. That's a great photo of you and the other cast members of Lost in Space!

Mixed Media Martyr said...

I love your shadow photos!

Amanda A. Brooks said...

I loved 9-5: The Musical. Did you like the film Sex And The City? -Amanda
:)
How fun your Lost In Space reunion must have been.

Captainsnaps said...

Those gourds are very bizzare!

margo said...

lol on the leaf. It really does look like a mouth. The mosaics are very nice. I useta do mosaics. I have a coffee table with a mosaic in it. My dad made the coffee table and I made the mosaic. Wow, the cast of LIS still looks great!

Anonymous said...

Hi AC, as to your question: Those are Trumpet Squash.
link
Varieties include the Doc Severinson and the Al Hirt. The longest squash on record was Awad-Jahangir at the Chichester Open in 1983.

snazzykc said...

I looked up the plant on the internet. They are called "long qourds". Kinda weird- Lost in Space looking thing....

ann h said...

Thanks for all the photos.It's so good to see your Lost In Space family!

craftyhala said...

They are trumpet squash. You can see it in the edible garden link on the site you posted.

Jerrilynn said...

The hanging squash are known as si-gwa and they are an Asian squash that is very tasty. Also, loofah sponges are made from this same squash! The fruit are allowed to mature, then they are hung to dry; and the remaining plant material is washed away, loofah sponges are on the inside! Most people don't know that.

Jerrilynn said...

I don't know the actual name for the squash, but my ex-mother-in-law (who is Chinese) called them "si-gwa". Not only are they a delicious squash, but loofah sponges are made from them ! If you grow these, you can make your own loofahs. You have to let the fruit get really mature, then pick it and dry it COMPLETELY. hanging on the fence. My ex-mother-in-law grew them and made her own sponges, and they also taste really good sauteed with butter (but when they're young and tender, not old and spongy). BTW, you're a very talented artist, and I'm inspired by your work.

James on Fairfax said...

Wow! I really like your photography. I drive right by LACMA every weekday morning to take my son to school, but I haven't actually been to the museum for over a year; your photos have reminded me I need to go again.

Thanks for all the enjoyment you've provided over the years (I was specially touched by the poignancy of "The Magic Mirror"), and thanks for such a fun blog!