The last time we played Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor at the Arizona Opera was in 2007. I stood in my bass-playing spot and surreptitiously took pictures of the people around me in the pit, but Toru caught on and ended up posing for me.
I was crazy for crazy quilting in the mid to late nineties, made several jackets and vests, book covers, pillows and coverlets. Here’s the last of my stash of fancy fabrics, all photographed nicely for ebay.
I’d like to say that I planned this shot but it was mostly an accident. I was going to take a picture of Melanie the cellist on her way to the pit in the Orpheum Theatre. About to press the shutter, I noticed the man behind her, and did not have enough time to refocus.
I hadn’t had my camera for very long and was able to talk Ben into going with me to Lake Pleasant for the ﬁreworks. They had a country music stage, lots of games and rides for the kids, and plenty of porta potties. I think I took at least 500 photos.
We have geckos in our house. They reside in the attic and probably inside the walls. Every year there is a new batch of youngsters who hang out by the kitchen window because the kitchen light attracts bugs. I can hear the little ones chirping when I go outside. Every once in a while we see a baby gecko in the house, and we try to catch them and take them outside.