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.