Thursday, August 27, 2009

The New Girls

The girls in their new (temporary) quarters. They need to be isolated for a while.

Our 2 Plymouth Barred rocks, about 8 weeks old, very gentle, layers of large brown eggs.

One of the Ameraucanas (layers of beautiful greenish/bluish eggs)

The 2 Ameraucanas with the one on the left that I will most likely name thinking needed, easy!

Well, friends, I did it, that is I got new pullets. Steve and I drove Tuesday night all the way to the South Valley to meet Paul and Eunice, very nice folks, sellers of pullets. We had waited until dark to make the transfer easier but still the younger ones were not in the mood to be grabbed;-) Paul tempted them with a sunflower (they laughed at him), then he resorted to an old apple lying there by their coop but they were highly suspicious...ha...ha...ha....He was able to get one but for the second one it took him quite some time to finally be able to get his hands on a new pair of legs! By then he was almost completely inside the enclosure, crawling on his knees and arms because the roof was very low...quite a sight, what patience!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Visitors on the Wall.....

....where I put seeds for the birds....

Monday, August 24, 2009

Picnic at the Zoo and Tea Party Chez Nous

We have very much enjoyed meeting Marion's friend from France, Sylvie. Last Friday night we all went to the zoo to feast with the beast (we did not get to see many of them since we were busy feasting and night fell too soon) Sunday afternoon we had a tea party here, cake "maison", fine china and sterling. Marion and Sergio brought champagne and sorbet so that we could indulge in the discovery of a fine Chilean tradition, the "Roman Punch", i.e., sorbet drenched in decadent, as Sergio was happy to delicious! I highly recommend it. The cake is an apple/berries/plums, brown sugar, cinnamon, lots-of-butter type cake...yummy

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Flowers at the Sheraton

I could not decide which of these to leave out so result...none, got to put them all...The same gorgeous flower was shot both at the front desk and on a table on our floor in front of the elevator...I could not help admiring them everyday (fresh ones were brought each day).
The one on our floor was in a vase in front of an abstract painting/collage which gave the photograph a special interest.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Pictures From the Track

Talking to Olympian Dick Fosbury who revolutionized the high jump with the technique now called the "Fosbury Flop"

And having my picture taken with the great Willie Banks, world record holder in triple jump in 1985 (which remained unbroken for a decade), Hall of Famer, three-time Olympian, won the 2007 World Master Championship, etc..

The W60 100m medalists with 2 of the ribbon winners: From left silver medalist Saundra Rue(time of 15.43), then gold medalist, our most famous incredible athlete, Phil Raschker (time of 14.41), bronze medalist Mary White (time of 16.19). Cannot identify these 2 wonderful female sprinters with ribbons.

I talked briefly with Phil 2 or 3 times and she posed for me with the gold medal she had just won in the 100m dash. She got many other medals in these games, almost all gold. She is an incredibly gifted athlete. For more about her go there.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Honoring 2 New Mexico Athletes

Colleen Burns (F55-59) with an amazing time of 20:11 gets the gold medal...

...while her mother Mary Kirsling (F85-89) gets hers! I am a big fan of both of them. They are a familiar sight, along with Colleen's sister Kathy, among runners here.

Celebration of Athletes August 8th

The New Mexico presence was noticeable

More From Stanford

all shapes, sizes and ages

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Stanford Campus

A few shots of the campus....we walked a lot there especially the day before the race which, by the way, took place within the campus. It is huge, like a city, and beautiful as I was told.