flora, fauna and flamingos.

darlings

a lovely day.

it started well although there was the Tiny sense of anticipation in the Air because who-we-are-in-RL was waiting for the return of several phonecalls and we said, “gosh, let’s not sit here, let’s go Out and See Things!” and she agreed (forgive us for the totally post-modern approach but this is pretty much how it feels).

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so while she did some work and made lists and took a phonecall with someone software-savvy in san francisco for some consulting (she did patiently explain it to us, but we weren’t really listening because there’s a vintage Somerset Maugham book here from the Beverly Hills Library that is Very Absorbing). OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

so we read and then she said, “get in the car, gloria” and we drove to the Valley *looksvaguelynorth* where she had a meeting and we read the Maugham in the car (because we are rarely wanted in grown-up places it seems *sniffs*). OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

we do like the Valley as it nestles right up against the Mountains.

Isn’t it glorious?

and then we went for a long walk and saw some flora, fauna AND FLAMINGOS!

now did you ever?? (that was a bit Audrey Hepburn in gor-blimey-Act-1-style for Pygmalion then – before she slipped into the Cecil Beaton gowns and a Large Brimmed Hat.)OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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amazing!

like Bolshoi Ballet dancers strutting around backstage preening and stretching and looking Deeply glamorous while lithe stagehands crawl above them in the flies sorting out the gels (can you tell we studied theatre lighting at University as part of our Course?)OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
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the sunshine was just lovely today.

the flowers looked ever so happy basking a little in the light breeze as the sun tickled under its pollen-flirting-petals. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

we asked if we could drive back along Mullholland Drive (not sure why it inspired the odd Mr. Lynch – it’s not the least bit spooky but it is a Magnificent Sight) and paused at one of the lookouts where many a young maiden (of any of the 3.5 genders residing in L.A) has Been Kissed at dusk (the time zone, it’s not a euphemism for that lovely bit at the back of the neck just behind the left ear, darlings).

by the time we got back all (necessary) messages had been returned (quelle Joy) and a Studio Called (Vast Joy) and a large motion picture agency sent back our materials *shockedlooktocamera*.

another day building a Life in Los Angeles, sweet friends.

11 thoughts on “flora, fauna and flamingos.

  1. Heather in Arles says:

    Oooh, you are getting a visit from Julia? I can’t even make a comment about being jealous because the thought of you two spending time together makes me happy. But I wish that I could somehow teleport myself to join you all for tea!

    And good karma for you (perhaps you don’t have to meditate today now?) for bringing us all the big woosh of spring many weeks ahead of schedule.
    Gros Bisous,
    H
    PS. Is it wrong of me to think of the croquet scene in “Alice in Wonderland” when I see flamingos?

  2. julia says:

    love the photos (OMF, that looks like spring!!), love your approach to life not to sit around and wait, love the flamingos. and i love mr.lynch and the movie and am therefore a bit disappointed that mullholland drive is so unspooky (but maybe… have you been there at night?). i have to check it out myself when i come in june (oh, this sounds sooo cool to say that! and it feels even better.)
    blowing a kiss over the lands and seas just now*
    j.

    1. teamgloria says:

      guten tag Berlin!

      nope. not spooky. even at night. but Very Beautiful with the twinkling lights (but a bit dangerous to drive at night with crAzy people taking the bends too swiftly…..) Twilight is best as is driving West and into the sunset on the I-10 – that is gorgeous.

      happy to oblige when you’re here!

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