Mucho thankingso to Hari and Anu (amply aided by little, delightful Akhil) who took a LOT of trouble and lent their home, to ensure that the surprise party for my daughter and son-in-law’s wedding anniversary, falling tomorrow (Jan 9th),was a great success. They made sure that everyone turned up, even most of the doubtfuls…we really enjoyed meeting DnA’s friends, some for the first time. Some others, who met us at the temple or at the History Museum, did a Oscar-worthy job of wishing us a happy journey and other stuff that indicated we might not meet in the near future.
Let me go around armed with my camera and my binocs and all I get are starlings and mourning doves…but let me go for a walk in Forest Park without these, or even drive on the way to the Balaji Temple in St Louis, and VOILA! Each time, there is a magnificient, large bird of prey sitting on, the first time, the large branch of a huge tree, and the second time on a telephone pole with something in its beak…and both birds, I swear, grinned evilly at me before lifting off and soaring into the bright sunshine before I could even begin to id them.
Message from the greeting card site that I use….
We decided to visit The Griffith Observatory ….I think the website should have given us some idea (notice how many caveats they use)…but we thought the observatory would be worth it, even though they were “temporarily” charging us…so we went this evening.
I don’t like mass-mailing my friends with New Year or other festive wishes (see