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Christene is a docent at the Huntington as well as a student and delightful friend.  Emma is her talented and quite charming daughter.

Friday Christene & I went to a lecture on wild flowers in California at the Huntington.


It was fascinating to hear how important the wildflowers were to the native Americans in California.


Seeds were passed around for us to smell and examine.


They were small but mighty!


The woman is holding a ‘digging stick’.


……..and here’s one that was passed around.  Guess I’m all set to go digging for dinner!


More seeds……………….


Time to hunt and gather………


Or perhaps time for tea…….


……..what a lovely spot to sit back, enjoy our beverages and watch the assorted peeps and birds go by……..


Fun to take a photograph of someone taking a photograph!


This fellow looks to be quite serious about his photographs….no iPhone stuff for him!


Capturing the moment…..


Going back to the previous Tuesday evening,  Christene’s daughter Emma & I went to the Pantages to hear Anthony Bourdain, author of Kitchen Confidential and a dozen or so other books.  I just don’t understand why no one else wanted to go as he’s #1 terrific in my book…gosh I posted it on Facebook …..Oh well!050

We got to the Pantages sooooo early (eager with anticipation) that I thought a hot dog was in order….this little place is right next door.  When we left it was jammed. 


Decided to split this ham creation instead.  Yes, it was yummy!


Anthony, or ‘Uncle Tony’ as Emma calls him, was sharing the stage with Roy Choi of the KOGI BBQ Taco Trucks fame.  They bantered back and forth and opened to a question & answer time.069

This doesn’t show you much so you’ll just have to take my word that it was TERRIFIC!!!060

Afterwards, Christene picked Emma up at my mom’s….a favorite meeting spot!068

To be continued…….

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