Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Cast of REAL Characters

Judy (My terrific hostess), Kathy (The Chieftess), Ron (Mr. Earl's Musings), Petrea (Pasadena DP), Laurie and Raine (Glimpses of South Pasadena), Karin (Alatadena Hiker), moi

Thanks to our dear fellow blogger Tash, Palos Verdes DP, we have this nice group shot. Most likely the only time we stayed together and had our mouths closed or almost closed at the same time! We were touring the Huntington Gardens in San Marino and they were spectacular. More to come from this beautiful place.


32 comments:

Mister Earl said...

Deja vu all over again!

Anonymous said...

The gang in cactus land!

Virginia said...

Mr. E,
And at my age, it's the gift that keeps on giving!

Anon,,
And we even tried to touch despite Hiker's warnings. We were a very rowdy and undisciplined bunch. Imagine that!

Anonymous said...

I imagine THAT!

Tash said...

What a picture perfect (& unruly) bunch! SUCH a fun day...I think we gotta thank Petrea for corralling everyone for this one. (I got lots of rear view shots - need some paparazzi training to keep up next time).

alice said...

Nice to see all this belle équipe, Virginia! And just for kidding, do you know the French name of these beautiful round cactus?

Bibi said...

What a fun photo!!

Judy - So California said...

Well I think we're a COOL looking group! What a fun time. I hope there will be a picture of Tash too!

Virginia said...

Alice,
I don't and I"m almost afraid to ask! Can you tell me here? :)
V

Virginia said...

Alice,
cactus rond? I used my translator so don't get too impressed. I"ve a feeling that's not the best answer. I can't wait to learn it! :)

Nathalie said...

You can count on Alice to tell you, she's truly knowledgeable about these things.

What a great bunch of people, I'm so glad you got together. One of the best joys of blogging!

brattcat said...

This shot just makes me smile and smile.

B SQUARED said...

ROAD TRIP!!!

Thérèse said...

When blogging turns into a fun gathering!

altadenahiker said...

I know another American name for golden barrel is mother-in-law's cushion.

Nice shot! Tash is always catching me from the rear (inadvertantly, I hope), so this is a significant improvement.

alice said...

These cactus are called in French "coussins de belle-mère", expression that could be translated in "mother in law's cushions" ;-))

Virginia said...

Merci Alice. So Hiker was correct. They don't call her a Huntington Docent for nothing! :)

Kim said...

Hey, what beautiful people! So fun to see you all together and in front of the lens for a change (except Tash behind the lens :-) ). What a beautiful day you shared.
-Kim

Ken Mac said...

truly unusual suspects!

Laurie said...

Did we have fun or what?!

TheChieftess said...

Who knew blogging could lead to such a fun day as this one!!!

Daryl said...

Lovely .. now lets get on with the narration ...

Paula said...

What a good looking group and I agree with Daryl, let's get to the good stuff!!!

Katie said...

Fab group photo! Isn't the Huntington awesome? I can't wait to see more photos from your trip!

Petrea said...

See, Katie? This is where we take all the cool people who come to town. (I took Katie to the Huntington when she visited Pasadena.)

Virginia, we loved having you (and meeting Judy)! You can see it in our smiling faces.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

How fun for all of you to get together. I think I'm feeling a little jealous.

Fabrizio said...

Of course I'll be happy to join all of you next time ;-)

Virginia said...

Oh Fabrizio and all of you dear blog friends, how grand it would be if we could all gather. How grand would that be???
V

Rob said...

Oh what fun to go out shooting with fellow bloggers.

Leif Hagen said...

Looks like a bunch of good-looking movie stars surrounded by fantastic cactus and other plants!

Dina said...

Wow, you got to have fun with all the famous bloggers. Except for Petrea, it's my first time to see them.

Petrea said...

Do you hear that, guys? Dina says we're famous. Maybe Dina doesn't know how famous she is.

Can I just say that I look like Spongebob Squarepants in this picture? That doesn't mean I don't love it. I'm a big fan of Spongebob.