"This is the violet hour, the hour of hush and wonder, when the affectations glow and valor is reborn, when the shadows deepen along the edge of the forest and we believe that, if we watch carefully, at any moment we may see the unicorn."

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Animal Wednesday and My Birthday Hike

Don't they look real?


Here's the real thing! A-ha-ha!

 The day was a mix of Sun and Grey...many lovely clouds..

As you can see, while I was at Crissy Field and Ft. Point, I caught the Golden Gate in both Sunlight and Approaching Clouds....

Look closely and you will see 2 Helicopters flying over the GG!

At the top right, a Bi-Plane!

But, wait....you wanted to see *Animals*......

Little Hummer looks lonely on the bare tree. but, he was still managing to find sweet nectar on a few remaining blooms!

Coots and Geese are returning!

*You lookin at me*?

Mr. Peli searching for lunch!


*We are hungry too*!

Too bad they don't like Mushrooms!

 Too bad these aren't real....

Ah, this is more like it!

Doesn't get any fresher!  A-ha-ha!

 Looking back towards the San Francisco Skyline...

Clouding up at the Palace of Fine Arts

If you follow me on FB, you know that *My Swans* are here...

Papa Blue Boy in the rear, the three Cygnets in front... (they are almost 6 months old)!  Look how the Grey  One is turning white!  Mama Blanche was in another corner of the Lagoon, having some *Me Time*!

Here was their Birthday Greeting to me~!  

And...Mr. Pelican did find his lunch!

A wonderful Birthday Hike...and at the end, even the Clouds sent a greeting!



♥ Robin ♥

Saturday, October 26, 2013

It's Almost Here....

This song and video really speaks to me....particularly since I met a Fox last year in Golden Gate Park....love Artic Foxes and Grey Foxes too...and yes, I feel they are one of my Guardian Angels...


♥ Robin ♥

Friday, October 18, 2013

Sunday - The Willow Manor Ball!

The excitement is mounting....all over the World, people are preparing to drive and/or fly to the 2013 Willow Manor Ball!

I have managed to finish all my shopping and finalised my dates for this wonderful, one-of-a-kind Event!  It's been a whirlwind for me as I (and one of my Dates have been immersed in SF Opera Rehearsals for *The Flying Dutchman*!

So..here's a preview of what I will be wearing and who will be escorting me...

My Gown(s).....this is a late night/early morning affair....a girl needs 2 of everything!

Gown 1 Versace Winter White

A Velvet Cape to protect my hair from the Autumn Chill...

A little Red for Contrast....and to please Honoured Guest Vincent Price..

Harry Winston Diamond and Ruby Earrings

Diamond and Ruby *Blood Red* Heart ring..

  Judith Leiber Red Apple Minuadiere

My Gentlemen

1. Greer Grimsley....a handsome Bass-Baritone and the Star of our current production of the *Flying Dutchman*

2. Russian Bass-Baritone, Dimitri Hvorostovsky *He is bringing Vodka!*

3.  Franz Liszt - Hungarian Pianist, Composer and the *First Rock Star*!  Yes, he is a repeat date...he enjoyed himself so much..he couldn't wait to return to Willow Manor!  He will be playing requests on Tess' Piano Forte!

4.Ralph Fiennes....  ah, need I say more..

5. Herman Melville, Author....again, need I say more!

6. I had to include one Tenor..... and Jay Hunter Morris is it!  Besides, he is the Star of SF Opera's upcoming PBS Production of *Moby Dick*.....and  wanted to meet Herman!  (Be sure to tune in to your PBS Channel on November 1st!  This is the BEST NeW OPERA I have seen - EVER!)

All these gorgeous Men and myself need automobiles to make the drive from the Airport to Willow Manor.  So....four of us will drive there in this '56 Bentley.  (The Gentlemen drew straws to see who would ride with me - when..)

The *other* three will be in this uber-cool '57 Bugatti...

(I will be riding back on Monday Morning in the Bugatti..with three ...)

Second Gown....

Lola Original..

Lilac Louboutin Sandals

Purple Diamond Stud Earrings

Second Masque....to reflect my musical Men!  

Judith Leiber Minuadiere with Seven Gemstone Hearts... (to represent the hearts of myself and my *Guys*!

So...that's my pertinent information for now...

More updates as we depart SFO on Sunday!  We are all looking forward to renewing old acquaintances and meeting new friends!

Prost!  Safe travels one and all!


♥ Robin ♥