Sunday, June 26, 2011

Turning 68

Hiker Bob

Glynis & Brent 

Glynis & Jim

Winery Silo

Nicole and Brent

Sugarloaf Mountain Winery
I turned 68 last weekend.  Bob and I celebrated at the Kennedy Center, seeing Wicked.  Sunday, Father's Day, we met Glynis, Jim, Nicole, Brent and their dogs for a little hike to the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain.  It was a very nice weekend, June 18-19.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Tour of the Mary Livingston Ripley Gardens

Bob and I took a guided tour of the beautiful Ripley Gardens this evening.  Janet Draper, the chief horticulturist for this garden, gave a very entertaining and informative talk.
This beautiful lily was embellished with rain drops.

Lots of colorful plants.

Oakleaf Hydrangea

Janet gets up close and personal with her plants.

Colorful folliage

Ahhh the beautiful fountain.

The serpentine path .

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Kay's 50th High School Reunion

Here are some photos from the 50 reunion of the class of 1961, Northwestern High School, College Park, Maryland.  Go wildcats.
Fern Berkenheiser Reddan was my best friend in junion high and high school and is my daughter, Stacy's Godmother.
Judy Ballard Blair and I were in an illegal sorority in high school.

Dale Harraway West and I not only went to school together, we both went to Mt. Rainier Methodist Church.,

Buzzy Carrargher, a dear friend in school and throughout the years.
Here are some photos from the 50 reunion of the class of 1961, Northwestern High School, College Park, Maryland.  Go wildcats.

Painting at the Franciscan Monastery

Our plein air painting group went to the Franciscan Monastery on Wednesday, 6/8/11.  I had not been for over twenty years.  What a beautiful oasis that is.  Once inside of the gates, it is hard to believe you are inside a bustling city.  Everything is very green and serene

Arched Walkway

Small Chapel

Rose garden

Dome that I attempted to paint.  It is about half finished.

Vee near the Grotto
The Monastery

Friday, June 10, 2011

Our Day on the Isle of Capri

I went to Capri with my Mom and Aunt Catherine when I was 12.  It has changed in 55 years.  They still have crazy drivers; the blue grotto is still blue; and everything is still overpriced.  That said, we had a great time, including our chair lift ride to the top. 

Bob on the chair lift to the top.

Beautiful pattern made by our jet boat.
Boats in Capri harbor.

Waiting to go into the Blue Grotto

The Blue Grotto really is that blue.  They say the light comes in from the little
opening shown above.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Painting in Positano

This is where I painted in Positano.  Nice shady spot.  The gentleman is Luca.
He took very good care of me while I painted the scene below.  He served me coca
cola, expresso and lunch when Bob joined me.

Oblivious to Positano
This man was surrounded by beauty, but preferred his newspaper to the
scenery.  I love men.  Bob most of all.  K

More of Positano

Bob can be so oblivious.  She was cute Bob.
Another Positano Mannequin

Positano Hotel 

Positano Beach Artist

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Mannequins painting from Positano

Kay's watercolor of the Mannequins of Positano


Positano as viewed from the water taxi.,

Daper Dude awaits the water taxi.  His lady must not have arrived as he went away alone.

Yes, we were there TOGETHER!!!

Bob found a new friend.

Mannequins were everywhere.

Janice bought a painting from an artist who paints on the beach,

More Mannequins to paint.

Wash Day Italiano

Wash Day Italiano
Notice that the laundry is the colors o f the Italian Flag

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Yet More Amalfi Photos

Our teacher,  Janice and her husband Jerry.
Seaside View

Duomo of Amalfi

Giant Seagulls, bigger than here in USA

Love that red boad.