18 June 2007

Picture Day

But first -

In the interest of full disclosure, I want to say that as much as I enjoy Bloomsday, and find a lot of James Joyce's writings really interesting, I have never read Ulysses. Tim on the other hand, has read it enough times for both of us, and a small town in Iowa ...

Ulysses, for me at least, is like a lot of Shakespeare's writing - I don't particularly enjoy reading it, but hearing and/or seeing it performed makes a big difference, and I really do enjoy it then.

OK, moving on ...

I thought I'd play some catch up today, by showing some pictures from recent adventures.

First up, we have Sebastian in an action shot on his skimboard, during one of our trips to the shore.


Just like "Baywatch," huh?


Next, the Bloomsday festivities:


(Left to right: Mary Ellen, Pat, me, Tim)




(Tim and I on the steps of the Rosenbach)

(Also, Leopold Bloom's head ... as opposed to the
head of Alfredo Garcia ...)






Then, yesterday, my niece La Liz, her husband Greg, and their little boy Zachary came up to have Father's Day brunch at the hotel where my sister and brother-in-law were staying. Here is Zach, who is 16 months old, with the stuffed dinosaur we gave him.

(We have no problem buying the love of our great-nieces and nephews with gifts. It seemed to work really well on their parents ...)

Zach with his Gram, and then with his Paddy.









And, finally, now that the company has left, and the festivities are over, things are just getting back to normal here.


Tess and Jetsam enjoy some breakfast ...








while Garden Kitty strikes a fluffy pose.

9 comments:

Carol said...

Looks like you guys had a great time. Ah Grandmom and Granddad aren't proud are they? They look like they're totally in love:) Garden kitty looks like she (?) is waiting for a petting.

teabird said...

Aha! Now I don't have to feel so inferior for not having gotten through Ulysses!

Adorable cats, adorable kids, and it's lovely to read about a very nice day!

Romi said...

Looks like everyone had a grand time, including Garden Kitty. :)

Carol said...

Um, can't Garden Kitty have a real name? I'm sure my oldest would suggest something scintillating like "Blackie". Or "Whiskers." I prefer "Bob."

Carrie K said...

Oh, what a cool idea! I wonder if SF had anything like that yesterday.

I've never read Ulysses either, although I don't think I've read any other Joyce either, come to think of it.....

Garden Kitty is indeed fluffy! The other two look quite occupied.

barbp said...

What a wonderful time you all look to have shared.

the wicked witch of the east said...

i guess i'll take a break from rippin' on ya cuz the pictures are that awesome...but this d├ętente is only temporary... ;)

Kim said...

I'm sure the small town in Iowa appreciates Tim's efforts on its behalf. . .

mary said...

...and I appreciate Tim's efforts on my behalf also, having never made it through Ulysses either!

Fun pictures. Love Sebastian on the skimboard, all the happy family pictures and especially Garden Kitty. What a pretty cat.