Saturday, December 1, 2007

It's all in the details

More pictures from Descanso. I told you I took a ton. I can't believe no one else in my group brought a camera. I am the type who takes my camera everywhere. OK. Here we go...

Potheads. Loved those. They were selling them in the gift shop. Of course I didn't buy one. I just took a picture.

The sundial was not actually doing anything in the way of telling time since it was a bit overcast that day. But I like how copper gets that verdi gris effect over time.

This next set is my favorite. I am not that big on the whole statue when it comes to statuary photos. I take a full on shot for reference, but I dig the details of something like this. I like the hands, the folds of her dress, the vine she is holding. Those are much more beautiful than the piece as a whole, at least for me.

OK. I am off to get ready for work. It is a beautiful, clear and windy day here and yesterday's torrential rains. I would love to be out in this today, but alas it is only my Friday.

Everyone else will just have to get out and enjoy the day for me.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

I got a rabbit, it likes to hop...

I did a little work sealing tile yesterday before heading to the office. I may do more today.

Or I may put in the baseboards.

I need to have more tea and see how I feel.

I may just end up finally reading the Sunday papers.

Anyway, here is more from Sunday's trip to Descanso Gardens.

Yeah, they got bunnies.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

I got a red Japanese tea pot...

I've been wanting to go to tea at the Japanese tea house at Descanso Gardens for a while.

So I did on Sunday. My mom, sister, aunt, uncle and my uncle's new wife all went, too.

It was a beautiful, clear day. An L.A. fall day. It was not too cold, not too hot. Just sunny and clear with a light breeze.

We had our tea, then walked around the gardens.

I love places like the Huntington and the Arboretum.

But what I really liked about Descanso was that while it was cultivated, there was still a wildness about it.

Our tea started with them bringing out cups of the dried tea. We had descriptions of each tea and could smell the dried teas and decide.

They all smelled great. I ended up with Jasmine Pearle tea.
Then we had soup, a small plate of sushi, shrimp, salad and chicken sandwich.

Finally we had a trio of little sweets.
It was all very good and a nice light lunch before our walk.

Anyway, I will quit now with the commentary and just post the photos. I took a lot of pictures, so I am going to parcel them out over the next few days.
Today is just tea.