Saturday, April 27, 2013

Fun Filled Saturday

Stella never disappoints when she gets to play with the hose. It's not easy to get a good shot with my iPhone while I'm squirting her.

 This dragonfly was teasing my pup.

Usually smiley Charlie decided to bite his shirt instead ...

so I asked him to make a funny face.

 Maddie didn't seem to want her picture taken today either.

Kermit showed up on a lantern at Casa Dennis while Anna, Tyler, Silke, Ilona, Mary, Stella, Hank & I were sitting by the roaring fire.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Thursday, April 18, 2013


This lizard was making Stella bonkers today!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Weekend with Cora

The pups had a great sleepover party. After the long weekend, Cora was ready to drive home ...

... and Stella passed out (while guarding her squeaky toy).

Monday, April 08, 2013

More Catalina Rebuild

They sure have done a lot of work since I was here 3 days ago. Opening day is less than 7 weeks away.

Lots of columns were poured on the pool deck.

I love how they preserved the look & feel of Catalina. It's a retro gem.

Looking good ... an eastward view from the roof of Oceanview.

The oceanfront cabanas took a real beating. At least they weren't filled to the roof with sand, like some of the other clubs.

 The pool ladders & lifeguard stand remnants were inside the Oceanview office.

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Becker Brunch

Molly & Teddy ... the day after ... exhausted!

While we were at Sandy & Larry's house, I saw this hanging on a bulletin board in the kitchen. Ashley made this awesome drawing in 4th grade. Love it!

Saturday, April 06, 2013

Molly's Bat Mitzvah

On the way back to Sandy & Larry's, I parked next to this building. Don't worry ... be happy!

I didn't take many pix at the Bat Mitzvah but here's the ice sculpture ...

The hors d'oeuvres were awesome ... sushi bar, carving station, pasta bar & other delicious appetizers were served. This is the biggest hunk of Parmigiano Reggiano I've ever seen. It was probably 12" in diameter & about 14"-16" tall. I was almost too full to eat my filet mignon dinner. The chocolate lava cake dessert was amazing!

Photogenic veggie cocktails.

Friday, April 05, 2013


After Stephen picked up my mom, Hank & me at JFK we went to Catalina. I wanted to see & shoot the rebuild after Hurricane Sandy. I wish I could have been there to document the entire process, from destruction until opening day. It definitely would have made for some cool time-lapse photos.

Pump it ... Don't hump it!

Even though the far west corner was the only part that collapsed, they had to rebuild & reinforce a section that spanned the whole length of the pool deck.

I never get bored shooting rust.

We walked down the beach to check out the other clubs. Many look they won't open this year.

The boardwalk is closed & has a lot of damage.

Stephen, mom & Hank.