Tuesday, September 20, 2016


A few years ago, SWMBO and I took a drive over to visit our friends Tom and Lana in California.

The occasion was one of Lana's many art shows.

As you can see, Lana experiments in a variety of styles.

Notice the frames on this wine-inspired collection are made of wine corks.

She's also a champion bread baker.

Her husband, Tom, is a colleague from many years ago in Indianapolis radio.

Here he's explaining something to Griff, another friend from those radio days.

Of course if you visit friends who live on the coast you have to check out the ocean.

Naturally, I found some of the avian life of interest.

And there were some wonders of the mammalian world to view.

Elephant seals come, year after year, to this same spot to spawn their young.

It makes for a very popular tourist attraction.

It may have been California but these Arizona heat-dwellers found it a bit on the chilly side at times.

As usual, this dry-land person never wanted to leave the seashore.

Good friends, wonderful hospitality, a great visit.


L Lewis said...

I think Griff looks like Einstein. He must get that a lot. You look entranced by the water. I have relatives that have that look. One of the many reasons we left Michigan is that we are not fans of the big lakes. Not boaters. Not swimmers. Don't enjoy sand up our ---- So why were we living in a state surrounded by water and buried in snow half the year? And here we are!

Tom Cochrun said...

Lovely memories. You make our little piece of the planet look so inviting. Great to see Lana's range so nicely presented too. She's at work on a new piece that uses a Van Gogh style of use of paint-lots of it-and thickly applied.

Stephen Hayes said...

Wish I could have dropped by to say hello.

Val said...

Somebody must like wine! That's a lot of corks.

Tom said...

One could almost be there.

Sharon Anck said...

What a great set of photos. Lana appears to be a very talented woman and well rounded in the visual and culinary arts.

Judy said...

Looks like a fun get-away and good visit with friends.