Naomi...what beautiful pictures, and what a gorgeous deck you have!! I was straining to see those pretty scrolly deck chairs you have, they look just divine!! Maybe you can share a pic of these with us..??
How amazing that you can not only look down on that view, but look out over your past as well. Amazing!
As always, thanks for sharing. :)
I love those unique moments offered by Mother Nature!!! gorgeous shots as always. Hi from the deep South, how lovely of you to point out we were looking at the same ocean! I loved it :)
Whenever I stop by, I am never disappointed. Your pictures are always uplifting and absolutely beautiful.
If I had the views that you have, I'd be on the deck 24/7. Gorgeous cloud formations.
I am a history fan and just wallow in your stories about the old days, the back lots, your experiences. Just wonderful.
Thanks for posting and brightening up my day,
awesome sky photos and an interesting story about your experiences in Hollywood.
I just love it when you share Hollywood stories. Movies are magical to me!
By the way, I *did* get into the screenwriting class that Tom Skerritt teaches. Writing to you must have been good luck!
a visit to your blog is just as good as visiting l.a....almost. in fact, it's better. what are those trees, anyway? any eucalyptus? i took a eucalyptus seed pod home from san francisco. lost it. loved those trees. love trees in general. thanks for sharing your riches!!
hehehe - I have read biographies of stars where they talk about being extras and eating well for a couple of days while working for pennies....
But really - THREE choices of hot meal alone? You must have been stuffed :-)
You can fill albums with those cloud pics! I love all the different colors and shapes that decorate your western skies.
Thanks for introducing us to Century City. How exciting it must've been to be a part of all the action in Hollywood...the passion, the drama, the cast (Bing Crosby, wow!), the songs, the stories, the costumes...the LOT. I'll bet there was never a dull moment.
I definitely want to trade some snow with you!
I so love seeing your view and your deck looks like a wonderful place to spend time. I love hearing your stories from back in the day. I did wonder what you thought about the SAG awards. You must come see the new addition at our house!
winters in california sure produce some amazing clouds and you've captured them beautifully!
i always enjoy your photos and memories.
Your own private Look-Out. I'm glad you said the photo made your deck look bigger than it really is because I was shocked and thought I was somewhere else for a minute. No matter where we live and what our view, we all share the same sky and can't clutter that up too much, thankfully.
I think that is great that Sopranos won too! They were all deserving. I will really miss that show. You guys really are getting the rain aren't you? It must be nice to have such a great deck view!
What a view you have Naomi. I would be sitting out on your back porch, reading a book, everyday.
Nowadays they go on "location" to do their pictures. I bet those sets took up a lot of prime land. I loved Bing Crosby, he was so good with Danny Kaye. I also loved him in the road pictures with Bob Hope. Those were the days!
I love reading about things that you've done and how you remember them!
That tree line is gorgeous!
Hey, when you get a minute - come by my place. You can meet the soon-to-be new addition!
Oh, I loved hearing about Century City. I didn't know its history. :)
That last photo is my favorite.
Heh it always makes me laugh when the most memorable part of the day is what craft services has to offer ( not that I would know ;) ) Three choices of hot meal you must have been beside yourself.
Great pics as always, I want to eat tuna and sit on your deck again lol.
BTW I posted some cute wildlife pics today inspired by you and your raccoon/coyote/birds etc
you are a story teller out of this world. The combination of the most important: Water (then Bees in other posts), the ability to entertain comined with your histories and photos: Yeah, you deserve an Award yourself.
PS. Agree when talking about Julie Christie - I've liked her perfermances since the 60'ies.
Stunning photos! What a view you have.
I bet walking around those sets was so neat.
And thanks for the update on the awards. I didn't know who won and like you, I'm very happy with the winners.
many times your photo's make me really miss living in CA. :o(
Today's one of those days I guess, dunno why it's not like they are pictures of "the valley" where I lived.. beautiful shots as always!!
Hi Naomi! Sometimes photos do look exceptional and somewhat deceptive.
Wow! Thank you for posting those wonderful pictures of rain clouds and the sun and, your reminisces. Indeed a day of hope!
Boy howdy, what a lovely view you've got there. Neat, and it goes with fine memories. Way to be.
Wow! Your deck looks wonderful, Naomi! You are really fortunate to live in such a beautiful place and have those stunning view! Gorgeous pictures as always!
I love your pictures and I always love your reflective stories. Big sky photos always intrigue me, especially on a day when they are ever changing.
Wonderful news about Julie Christie. The movie, Away From Her, is an excellent one. Gordon Pinsent who played her husband is a well revered actor in Canada. He chose to stay here to ply his gifts and we are grateful, but I do believe he would've been an international star had he moved to Hollywood. And Sarah Polley, the young director is brilliant. She played the lead role when she was young in a TV show called Road to Avonlea based on Lucy Maude Montgomery's books (she also wrote Anne of Green Gables). We have much to look forward to from Polley. She's a gem.
btw....I saw Juno this week. Loved it completely.
Yay for the Sopranos and for Julie!
Those pictures are magnificent, especially the ones from your deck!
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