Friday, December 30, 2005

We were living in sunny California... and July was quite warm. Irma took the photo of me, then I ran and took her photo before the camera lens shut... either that or I did a little photo "processing" after the fact... I don't remember which.Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

This is Irma at her computer. Here is where she does all of her translation work and the table is handy for interviews and classes. You can tell that Ron doesn't use this room very much, because it's neat. Posted by Picasa

Ron in his studio. notice the brushes and cigar boxes full of paint in the background. These are are less than a fourth of his art supplies. Posted by Picasa

In the spare bedroom we have a full size futon. It's covered with a sheet to keep it clean, so this picture doesn't do it justice. Posted by Picasa

And the stockings were hung by the chimney with care. Lacey was Ron's father, Gladys was his grandmother. They may be gone, but they're not forgotten. Posted by Picasa

Karioki machine (wrapped in plastic) and fireplace Posted by Picasa

Lettuce, peas, and beans Posted by Picasa

Apricots just starting to ripen in December Posted by Picasa

Peaches just starting to ripen in December Posted by Picasa

This is the "shamrock" that was planted last year. The trees were planted at an angle on purpose... there is empty space between them, but they are growing straight up from this point on. Posted by Picasa

Ron's painting of a garden Posted by Picasa

Another of Ron's paintings... Posted by Picasa

Ron's painting in the entry Posted by Picasa

Ron's paintings in the hall Posted by Picasa

The lemon tree Posted by Picasa

This is the neighbor's plum tree. From just these few branches last year, Ron made 20 jars of jelly. Posted by Picasa

These are the peach trees that are planted in the "shamrock." They look completely different than they did last year. Posted by Picasa

Lucky is laughing because he didn't get caught digging in the garden... this time! Posted by Picasa

The south side of backyard Posted by Picasa

The front yard is full of color Posted by Picasa

Roses in mid December... Posted by Picasa

If a bow would stick to a package as well as it stuck to a forehead, you'd never get it off! Posted by Picasa

While Ron opened presents, some were still working on dessert. Posted by Picasa

This tells who was who at the Thanksgiving/ Birthday/ Hannukah/ pre-Christmas party Posted by Picasa