Friday, October 24, 2008

Friday Fave Five

Welcome to Willow'sFriday Fave Five!


1. Our Southern California weather has been crazy this past week. We've had cool mornings and evenings, and we've had hot mornings and even hotter afternoons. My camellia bushes don't know what to think of these extreme weather conditions, so they decided to bloom, just in case.



2. Last Friday afternoon, The Professor and I decided to take our walk along the beach at Thornhill Broome State Park. We walked close to the surf, at the water line, running from incoming waves, stepping over the stones and shells that littered the beach.



3. Saturday morning I drove to the university to visit the Ventura County Spinners and Weavers Guild's Open House. Many local and not so local vendors were there, selling books, yarn, fiber, dyes. I bought three items: two 1 oz grey rolls of wool, 4 oz of blue and purple dyed silk and wool blend fiber, and a book:


4. Occasionally, The Professor earns some extra $$ doing technical lighting for the performing arts department at the university where he teaches computer science. (Yes, it is not always usual for computer science lecturers to moonlight in the performing arts department, but The Professor has many wide ranging and hidden talents and interests.) Last night, he did the lighting for a fantastic performance of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale by Actors From the London Stage (which consisted of five British Shakespearean artists from such companies as the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal National Theatre of Great Britian, and Shakespeare's Globe Theatre). I was able to go to the performance, and we took Kiti and The New Boy.


5. I've had a busy week at school, testing students as well as doing my usual job. This morning, I had to be at school 1/2 hour earlier than usual and had to park on the street and walk to campus. I passed this beautiful and fragrant rose. The extra walking was worth the pleasure seeing and smelling it.


I hope you've enjoyed this glimpse in to my week. To see more Fave Fives, go to Susanne's blog, Living To Tell The Story.

12 comments:

ellen b. said...

So did you miss that yucky traffic by going in early? At 8:10 it was all backed up on the North side...
Your Camelia is so pretty with the white in it. Love the beach shots. How cool to be able to see that play...
Have a wonderful weekend. Hope it cools down a bit or a bit more and more ...

Denise said...

Great list, and very lovely pictures.

Flower said...

Another week full of pleasures and yarn!! Here's to a great weekend!!

M.Kate said...

beautiful Camelias and the beach! looks heavenly to me. Have a great weekend :D

Susanne said...

That rose is stunning. What a lovely blessing for walking a little extra. Love the beach pictures. That would be so nice to walk whenever you wanted.

Lana G! said...

Hello Willow!

So glad I was able to escape the California heat! I am telling you the drive to Long Beach Airport on Thursday about melted me all the way to China!!!

That rose is gorgeous!!!

Islandsparrow said...

Mmm - I wanted to lean and inhale that rose - how beautiful! Roses' days are over here on PEI - our mornings have been frosty!

Tracy said...

Hi, Willow...wonderful 5, and beautiful, beautiful roses...*SIGH*...Happy weekend ((HUGS))

Elizabeth said...

Sounds like a full and interesting week.
Glad you found time for the walk on the beach.

Roxie said...

Beautiful light on the waves. Great photos. And I think the rose is a Double Delight. The more sun it gets, the redder it gets, so the colors are variable but the fragrance is always heady!

Julia said...

That beach walk looks like so much fun! And what a nice thing to be able to see acting from actors from such well renouned places!
PS. The New Boy from the previous post is absolutely adorable!!

ancient one said...

Your ocean pictures get me everytime... beautiful...