Monday, November 26, 2012

Toto's New Friend

I rescued this poor little garter snake this morning from the claws of that bad Toto cat.  He was fine, just a little shook up.  Carried him to the bushes in the back yard and watched him slither away.  Toto was crestfallen.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Thanksgiving at the Rodzianko's

Anna, Jaqueline and Peter
Yumiko and Ken
Turkey and all the Fixins
The Rodzianko Family
Ken, Yumiko and I traveled to Nyak, New York to celebrate Thanksgiving with my brother Peter's in-laws - Oleg and Tanya Rodzianko and their wonderful Russian family.  Here are a few photos from the celebration.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet's "The Nutcracker"

Yumiko in Snow                                          ....     
Another year, another wonderful Nutcracker.  Here are a few photographs from this weekend's production at the Upper Darby Performance Center just to get you in the mood.  Click on photo to enlarge
Dancing Through the Snow                                                             .
Alexandra Snyder and Tim Early in "Snow"
Battle Dolls from Left: Yudith Pereira-Lopez, Dana Duncombe, and Anna Marie Berezovski
Yumiko, as "Chinese Tea"  Entertaining Prince (Justin Hughes)  and Marie (Julia Lawless)
Austin Eyler as Russian Lead
Sugar Plum Fairy - Heather Holajter with Prince - Justin Hughes
Toy Soldier - Theo Sharp
Yumiko Kono in Spanish
Arabian with Amber Eyler and Anthony Zangara

Waltz of the Flowers (From Left in Pink - Alexandra, Emma, Meg, Ariel and Amber)
Reuben Ybarra - Arabian
Ryan Tuerk and Ariel Burde in "Spanish"
The Party - From right - Sally Rothschild, Bryan Koulman and Austin Eyler

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Carol Scafuro

My wonderful, funny, sweet, dear friend Carol Scafuro came to visit for three days.  We walked, talked, watched funny movies, took pictures, and laughed until we cried.  She cooked the most fabulous meals - the best most lovely roast chicken and vegetables; even more delicious soba noodles with toasted sesame, fresh vegetables in some amazing sauté, and mashed sweet turnips, carrots, celery root and what have you.  There is nothing better than a wonderful old friend.