Saturday, December 12, 2015

Happy 100th Birthday Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra on a Retro TV Set
A couple of years ago, camera in hand, I scoped out a TV at the Modern Way in Palm Springs. I strolled inside and asked Courtney, the owner, if I could take a picture of it. He obliged, and I shot.

I sorted through the photos I took when I got home, and found a perfect one to manipulate. Then, voila, after a couple of hours in Photoshop, the TV came alive with Old Blue Eyes holding a microphone, singing.

What a great gift for Sinatra's 100th birthday!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

The Last Desert Flood in Palm Springs

Anyone know the date when the last winter storms came in years ago?  Write it in the comments.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Deepwell Estates neighborhood sign
Would you ever believe there are 39 neighborhoods in Palm Springs?

Here they are:

Friday, December 4, 2015

Purple Room Tiki

The Purple Room is across from the Smoketree Shopping Center about a mile from downtown. Outside, is this Tiki and sculpted plant,that makes a good Tiki head for this particular Tiki. Shall we name him? (Yes, there are girl Tikis. Just not this one.)

How about you put a comment as to what YOU think this Tiki's name should be.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015


Popular downtown restaurant with fairly decent food, but by no means outstanding.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Friday, January 2, 2015

You just can't put those old girls out to pasture

Meryl Streep puts up her dukes.
Last night was the launch of the 2015 Palm Springs International Film Festival, featuring Hollywood's stalwart icon  greats from Streep to Cooper and Hanks to Roberts.

Highlight of the night flashed in a sudden moment when Meryl Streep declared that, "You just can't put those old girls out to pasture," after which the 65 year-old put up her fists, galloping across the stage."

Oh, what a night!