Friday, November 20, 2015

Birds, Beauty and Bounty in New Mexico

Silver City
Bear Mountain Lodge and the Curious Kumquat

                       Mexican Jay

Curious Kumquat's Chef Rob

Truth or Consequences
Sierra Grande Lodge, Elephant Butte Lake and Ted Turner's Ladder Ranch

Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge

Our seventh visit to the Festival of Cranes
It's really cold at 6 AM--see Judy (third on left)

Snow Geese at the Bosque too

Food Notes

Curious Kumquat
Amazing meals by Chef R
Ted Turner brought in renowned Chef Tatsu Miyazaki 
to oversee the Restaurant at Sierra Grande. Preparations
were exceptional--we ate all our meals in-house!

Frank and Lupe's in Scorro
Manny's famous green chili burger
at the Buckhorn in San Antonio


Saturday, October 24, 2015

Soccer Action

Camera Note. OMD-EM5 with M. Zuiko f/2.8 40-150 mm

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Ruby's End

After 25 years Ruby's Diner at end of Seal Beach Pier closed in January 2013.
Shortly after the closing of Ruby's the end of the pier was gated-closed. Reopening will require "mandatory upgrades" (costing millions) to the pier. Options for restoration include open space, a one-story building to accommodate a restaurant, or a two-story building. 

Two years and counting...

Keep in mind, we've been waiting twenty-four years for the promised restoration of our fun tram ride on the pier.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Tom Fritz demonstrates at the Huntington Beach Art League

Thank you, Tom, for a superlative
demonstration at our October meeting.

Tom's web site:
Huntington Beach Art League's web site: