Archive | March, 2013

Led Zeppelin – Kennedy Center Honors

30 Mar

I LOVE Led Zeppelin and especially Robert Plant.  When Led Zeppelin was recently honored at the Kennedy Center, Ann and Nancy Wilson sang Stairway To Heaven.  I adore this video.  It brings tears to my eyes and perhaps to Robert Plant’s too.  Ann Wilson is fantastic!!!

I recently read Ann and Nancy Wilson’s autobiography Kicking and Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul, and Rock and Roll – which was excellent.  They used to do covers of Led Zeppelin songs!

Speaking of beauty, here is Robert Plant when he was younger:

I am bragging, but I met him once.  I shook his hand and was in a room with him for an hour. 

I also went to many Led Zeppelin concerts in Los Angeles.


27 Mar

hawk_8344 ch blogPhotographed in Madison, Wisconsin.

Contrail #contrail

21 Mar

clouds contrail_8257 ch blogSunrise contrail shot from my living room window.


Malibu Clouds #malibu

16 Mar

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Radio: Somebody’s Hear

15 Mar

radio_8237 blog1.  “Somebody” needs to wipe the dust off their car dash board.

2.  I was really hoping that there was a spelling problem here…I was hoping the song was called “Somebody’s HERE.”  But no, the song was called something liked “Somebody’s Heartbeat.”  The word “hear” is in “heartbeat.”

This is what I learn while I’m driving.



Turkey in a Snowy Field

13 Mar

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Waiting #waiting

9 Mar

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“The wait is long, my dream of you does not end.”
― Nuala O’Faolain, My Dream of You

Shot at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art in Madison, Wisconsin.

Stop! #stop

8 Mar

stop_0697 ch blogWhen things get too hectic or too much for you, take a deep breath and

be in the moment!


Victorian Lamp Shade

7 Mar

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Madison Children’s Museum in Wisconsin #playatmcm

6 Mar

I shot this last summer when I was wandering around downtown Madison.  I scoped out the Madison Children’s Museum for my niece.  She lives in California and when she comes to Wisconsin, we are coming to this wonderful museum.  I was enthralled by the felt art display above the trash area.  It visually showed what items they compost.

It’s all felted and is a masterpiece! 

Because I shot this last summer, I am not sure if it’s still hanging there.  I shot it with my iPod so the quality is not as good as I’d like.

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Madison Children’s Museum
100 N. Hamilton St
Madison, WI  53703

Soap and Faucet

5 Mar

soap faucet_1020 ch blogShot with natural light using my iPod.

I bought the bar of soap at Marshalls and it’s so big you can barely hold it!

Light Post

4 Mar

lamp post_1018 blog finalShot in Madison, Wisconsin.


3 Mar

Horses ch blogShot in an antique store in Wisconsin.

Courtyard Marriott in Marina Del Rey, California

2 Mar

It was interesting to stay in my favorite Courtyard Marriott in Marina Del Rey, California for the first time in two years.   It’s off of Lincoln Blvd and Maxella.

So much has changed in that neighborhood in two years.  I could no longer see the hotel from the intersection of Lincoln and Maxella.  There is a trendy-looking condo building called The Stella on the corner that blocks the view of the Marriott.

My son and I walked over to see the movie Skyfall at the AMC Loews Marina 6 Theatre.

Turns out they serve alcohol there and because of that don’t allow people under the age of 21!!!  WE WERE SO DISAPPOINTED and…pissed off and inconvenienced, might I add!!!

So we walked over to the Marina Del Rey United Artists movie theater and it’s been CLOSED down!!!  Basically, there is nowhere within walking distance to see a movie in that neighborhood anymore if you are under 21 years young.  That sucked!

They do have a Fatburger close by though, and I always love going there.  But I didn’t take a photo of my Fatburger burger because sometimes with food I chow it down before I remember to take the picture!

Back to the Courtyard Marriott…The rooms had been remodeled and I always feel at home there.  And they have a pool that I can swim laps in.

The BEST THING is eating their cooked-in-front-of-you breakfast omelettes in their restaurant.  They are DELICIOUS and the salsa they serve is home made.  The potatoes and bacon are excellent too!!!  The cooks and food servers are friendly and I love eating there every morning when I’m at the Courtyard Marriott.

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Courtyard Los Angeles Marina Del Rey

13480 Maxella Avenue

Marina Del Rey, California 90292 USA

888-236-2427  (Sorry I didn’t link this…it keeps posting my personal account!  Oy!!!)


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How To Cool Food Off #cookingtip

1 Mar

Here is a cooking tip.  If you have to cool food off quickly, put it outside.  Especially if you live in the Midwest.

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