Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Wrong Chimp


This is not the chimp that died today. This chimp is Cheeta, once thought to have been the star of the Tarzan moves. I discovered that this chimp was not the real "Cheetah"in the Desert Sun today. The chimp that died today at 80 lived in Florida. Yes, the wool was pulled over my eyes and the eyes of many others who thought this chimp was a film star.

Cheeta Dead at 80

Sad week here in Palm Springs. First Carol Channing's husband dies and then Cheeta, former Palm Springs resident and star of the first Tarzan movies. Not to worry, The big chimp has a grandson, who I believe still lives in Palm Springs.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Harp Player


Beautiful instrument being played at hotel in Palm Springs.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Bikini During the Day; (Fake) Fur at Night


Can you guess why no one is lounging around. If you guessed that it's too cold you were right. Palm Springs can have some downright frigid nights. That's where the expression in the title came from.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Poolside at Night

Every year in December the boutique hotels against the big mountain in Palm Springs have open houses. This is one of the hotels. I haven't a clue which one it is. Anyone know?

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Ruby's in HDR


Gee, you thought I had brought a tripod into this restaurant to get this sharp of a picture and in HDR, no less. I didn't. I took it while the camera was sitting on the table.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

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Space Age Hotel in Palm Springs


One of the most coveted television shows in mid-century modern Palm Springs is the Jetsons. Perhaps this is the idea behind this sign.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Classic Car in Warm Sands Close-Up


Classic car in Warm Sands. Go check it out; it's there most of the time. You can purchase this print, all sizes, as cards, on canvas, framed and unframed.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Warm Sands HDR

Palm Springs has a wide selection of vintage autos. All you have to do is take a long walk through the neighborhoods and you'll see many.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Marine Layer


Marine layer from Pacific hugging Palm Springs mountains.