Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Monday, October 30, 2006
Sunday, October 29, 2006
Thursday, October 26, 2006
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Sunday, October 22, 2006
I found this charming marble woman in the vastness of the museum using a drop spindle to spin yarn. I'm taking it easy today and medicating a case of shingles which is something old people get if they have had chicken pox in the past. That long flight on the airplane coming home did me in.
Saturday, October 21, 2006
In the Camargue in southern France there is a region where prize black bulls are raised. The cowboys play little bull games of teasing a bull (which is really a cow) in a ring, trying to grab ribbons off her horns and then running to the fence and leaping over when she chases them. These guys are as macho as any you might find anywhere.
This region of France has much wildlife in the wetlands. We did see pink flamingos.
Friday, October 20, 2006
We took a bus to Cassis, a pleasant seaside village, for lunch and then our group got in a boat to visit the Caluques which are roadless inlets that people come to only by boat. There were nude beaches on the rocks along the way. After all it is France.
Thursday, October 19, 2006
And food. France is beautiful, delicious food. Plane trees (Sycamore to us) line the roads and were painted by Van Gogh and Cezanne. We are just back from Paris last night and recovering from the eleven plus hour plane ride, the time change and a delay getting back to Eugene from San Francisco.
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Sunday, October 01, 2006
This elegant restaurant at the 5th Street Market has to be the best place in Eugene to eat a delicious, beautifully served meal. The Lamb stew had an interesting spice which turned out to be star anise. Congratulations to Rob for his exemplary strength and good health on this, his 8th decade on earth.