Monday, October 29, 2012

A Mirage? at El Mirage (dry) Lake

Citabria on El Mirage dry lake bed (iPhone photo by Ian B.)
Our son flew his instructor's Citabria out from Torrance and landed on the dry lake bed, south-east of Edwards AFB.
The colors in the photo make me think of a vintage 60's post card.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Fall Sunset at Abalone Cove

Abalone Cove, 26 Oct 2012 (iPhone photo by Ian B.)
Our son drove along the PV Drive South last Friday and captured the sunset.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Final Farewell to Eddie Bertrand -- The Real Showman

Eddie Bertrand in concert (photo courtesy of Tim F.)
Eddie Bertrand (photo courtesy of Tim F.)
With sadness, I am posting this e-mail from Eddie's friend Tim to all of you. Eddie is a legendary local surf rock musician. From my half hour talk with Eddie, I was left with an impression of a kind, unassuming person.
"Back in Oct 2008 (Post link) you posted a blog about long time PV resident Eddie Bertrand. Unfortunately, Eddie has terminal cancer and only has a few has days left. I was hoping you could share this in your blog.
Those wishing to send their thoughts to Eddie may do so at All emails will be read to Eddie and placed in a book for the family.
Here is a link to one of Eddie's Last Live Performance."

Friday, October 19, 2012

A Wedge of Morning Sky

 From our patio, before sun peaked over the buildings

From our patio, a bit after

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


a temporary arrangement by Tash, February 2012
from found broken pottery and tiles, Llano, CA
This is one of my Un-Finished Objects. Amazingly, a couple years ago, I was given a plate with the same pattern as the broken one shown in the photo. I have several more UFOs (sewing, knitting, drawing, ...) in hiding.
What kind of UFOs are waiting to pounce on you every time you open a storage closet?

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Bank Holiday?

Malaga Bank, tented, February 2012
My branch of our local Malaga Bank was colorfully tented for fumigation earlier this year.
Looked to me as if the bank went off camping.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Chase with Mr. Sheets' Horsemen

Horsemen Mural, Millard Sheets, 1974
Glass mosaic inlaid in black granite
Chase bank (formerly Home Savings & Loan)
PV residents are so fortunate to have a Millard Sheets masterpiece available for daily viewing.
I've read that this work is called "50 Horsemen" although I count only 21 riders (?)

Monday, October 1, 2012


Greetings from a local resident