Sunday, September 30, 2007

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Pair of Ducks



Geese from Canada arrive in Palm Springs for a rest before flying futher south for the winter. Near my house in Palm Springs, CA

At first I had written that these birds were ducks. I was wrong, shockingly wrong : )

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Friday, September 21, 2007

Ah Choo



It's scalping season here in beautiful Palm Springs. See the tractor in the picture? It's why the grass is gone and the land is brown. It had just stopped, and before it did, it was spewing a giant ball of smoke. Ah Choo!

It's been a concern of environmentalists, that scalping contributes heavily to fouling the air. They have a new way to do it that's less offensive than the way this tractor does--digging deep in the ground, pulling the old grass up and out.

Most all of the public grass areas in Palm Springs are scalped, so that the gardeners can plant rye seeds, which grow into grass. Rye (yeah, the kind that's in rye bread) can take the colder temperatures that come at night here during the winter.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

New Convention Center



This is our new convention center. The beautiful architecture stops right here, on a quiet street that's not easy to find. As you walk around the massive complex, it turns to bare walls without windows and ornamintation facing a busy street.

They're supposed to build a Hardrock Hotel somewhere near this convention center. Please comment if you know the latest...

Monday, September 17, 2007

Corvair



The Chevrolet Corvair was an automobile produced by the Chevrolet division of General Motors from 1960 to 1969. Its engine is in the back, not in the front. We get all kinds of old cars in this town.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Busted


Okay, in the last post, thanks! Now I know that's Reba!

Today, I got a cop car...

My question is what word first comes to mind when you see it?

For me: BUSTED

Friday, September 14, 2007

Copykatz Drag Show



Let the legs strut down the stage at Copykatz nightclub in Palm Springs. The club is on the main drag (get it, drag club, main drag) of town. In this picture, please find Shirley MacLaine.

Okay it doesn't look identical to her, but it's not supposed to be. It's only an illusion.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Is This Jane Wyman's?



Oh, yes, the dress isn't Jane's. It's Pat's. Nixon that is. Heck, Jane probably wore something like it at some time in her life.

Of course, you know every picture on this blog I took.

Here's some of the headlines announcing Jane Wyman's left. She died in Palm Springs.

Jane Wyman dies

Actress and Reagan's first wife, Jane Wyman, dead

Oscar winner Wyman dies at 93

Jane Wyman dies at 90

Jane Wyman, Reagan's 'Button Nose'

A Leading Lady: Johnny Belinda helped her reach dramatic success

Good-bye To Our 'Queen of Hearts' & America's First Lady, Jane Wyman

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Desmonds


Desmonds, a men's store on Palm Canyon, had been open since the 1930s. Above are some hats that were sold in the store.

It closed a few years ago, like so many other stores have.