Wednesday, June 30, 2010

COLOMBIA PART ONE

Part one: The city of Medellin. In 2007 we took this trip and met up with my Mother and father in law and a dozen family members consisting of uncles, cousins, aunts and brothers. They are shop keepers, doctors, office people and entrepreneurs. A mini mart with living quarters attached. Surrounding this block are multiple businesses including hair and nail salons and cafes which all look like just another residential neighborhood. When you take a walk around the block it gets interesting and fun.







La Familia





We stayed with relatives. Each from a different class which I've tried to depict in several of these photographs. From the least income bracket to the upper bracket. From old money to newer income. What everyone has in common..? Love of family and generosity.













Downtown artist






300 year old church












La Familia











Wall decor in our bathroom. These next 5 photos from a house built around the turn of the last century. My favorite aunt.....Delia has lived here for 60 years. The servants seemed as old as the house.












Recouping after eye surgery.












"
YOU?....YOU JOAN WILDER?? If you've seen the movie "Romancing the Stone" maybe you will recall that line.






























Breaskfast!














Old Downtown


























































The hip part of downtown.


















I didn't meet another Americano while we were there.

In Part two we will tour the barrio.




































































Saturday, June 26, 2010

SLIM PICKINS


One thing we miss most is TRaDeR JoE's
Slim pickins. I'm using throw away photos. I wondered when it would come to this.

I had to watch TV standing in the hallway
Somewhere along the Pacific Coast Hwy north of San Francisco.
Patty and Rico looking out the main salon window

Sunday, June 20, 2010

FATHER'S DAY

HApPY FaTheR's dAy

Two sons of two fathers that were best friends!






CHa chA CHa

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

WILLIAM "BUD" HEDRICK

HAPPY 80TH BIRTHDAY!
I'm only 2 weeks late in saying so!
BUD LOVES A GOOD FIGHT


Bud loves to play his uke.

Bud loves to play his uke while looking out his dining room window at Angel Island in the San Francisco Bay at sunset.


Bud Loves bow handles made by an old guy in the Santa Cruz mountains.



Bud loves to make beautiful things





................that make beautiful noise.














Bud loves making people happy with those things. (my 1st look at my new guitar)








Bud loves the musica of the bullring









Bud loves Laleh










Bud loves to provide shelter for animals.











Bud used to love shaping.


























Bud loves to drive schooners!

Bud loves bird watching
Bud loves his bad boys
Bud loves hooka diving
Bud loves hard hats

Bud Loves the game of chess!
Bud loves good old music instruments!


EL SEGUNDO
SANTA BARBARA
Bud loves all kinds of music and the musicians that play it.

SEATTLE

PORT TOWNSEND
APACHE JUNCTION/SUPERTITION MOUNTAINS? ARIZONA
OUTSKIRTS OF OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK














HAPPY BIRTHDAY BUDDY!