This is a drag racing film, so they are calling for loud engine revving, etc. That would have been a loud surprise had we not received notice. Our property is adjacent to the filming property so we are sure to hear it.
I same across this in my Pinterest feed recently. My wife’s immediate reaction quite favorable, as she loves caprese salad. You wouldn’t make these everyday, of course, but it would be a great hors d’oeuvre for a party. I don’t think it would be too much trouble to knock out a stack of these if you purchased the small mozzarella balls in the right size.
From the archives, here is a video I shot back in 2010, but the location remains much the same. This is one of my favorite places to visit and it is just over a mile from the house. It is also right next to the archery fields where my son and I shoot with the SCA.
A walk through the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles.
The new dining terrace of the Sherman Oaks Fashion Square is a big improvement over the dark, loud room that it used to be. It is also now twice as large. The dining options haven’t changed significantly, although the new Stone Oven branch seemed to be doing the biggest business today at lunch.
The new decor has made it much brighter inside with a cool, modern aesthetic. The new restrooms, and access to them, are by far the best change. You used to have to go down a long, dank, back hallway to access shabby restrooms. Now the newly designed restrooms are accessible directly off the main dining area.
I could foresee meeting a group of friends a the large round tables in the new section for a coffee and a chat some evening. There is also a new kid’s size section with lowered tables and chairs for the young set.
At the end of a Neighborhood Watch Meeting today I announced that I had eclipse viewers to share so people could take a gander at today’s annular solar eclipse. That, along with a large party at the neighbors and the fact that I was standing in my front yard pointing a camera and my own eyes at the sun, led to us having about 20 people stop by to take a look.
I think science is very, very cool and it was great to help people enjoy something so scientifically special in their own front yards. This is especially true for the kids. I loved that the first words out of their mouths — and most of the adults too — was COOL! Hopefully this will stick with them when they are older and wondering what science really has to offer them in life.
Here are few of the photos I tried to capture. It is very difficult to shoot an eclipse, even with the special filters provided by my eclipse-watching expert friend, Michael. I really don’t have a big enough telephoto lens to create a very large image of the eclipse, but what I caught I think came out very well.
Another Snapguide recipe. This risotto is a family favorite. I like Risotto Milanese (made with saffron) but this risotto is hearty enough to be served as a main dish. It is deeply flavorful and creamy. Give it a try and let me know what you think in the comments.
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My eclipse-watching friend, Michael, sent out this great notice about the annular eclipse that will be visible from Los Angeles on Sunday, May 20, 2012. Michael, and his wife Keri, have traveled all over the world to view eclipses, including Turkey and Mongolia. He gives some great advice and links on how to safely observe the eclipse.
Annular eclipse Sunday partial View in Los Angeles! Just before Sunset!
View safely!! Don’t look at it directly! if you don’t have Viewing glasses…
“Unsafe filters include color film, some non-silver black and white film, medical x-ray films with images on them, smoked glass, photographic neutral density filters and polarizing filters. Solar filters designed to thread into eyepieces which are often sold with inexpensive telescopes are also dangerous. They should not be used for viewing the Sun at any time since they often crack from overheating. Do not experiment with other filters unless you are certain that they are safe. Damage to the eyes comes predominantly from invisible infrared wavelengths. The fact that the Sun appears dark in a filter or that you feel no discomfort does not guarantee that your eyes are safe.”