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Friday, June 24, 2005

Water Gardens in Los Angeles

I came across this event on SocialDomain.com and thought it might interest those of you in the Southern California area.

California Waterscapes - 2005 Parade Of Ponds

Saturday July 9th thru - Sunday July 10th 2005

Pond tour starts at California Waterscapes Store - 2729 Foothill Blvd. - La Crescenta, CA

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Rita Quinn - 818-244-4000

Cost $15 per person (children 12 and under are free)

California Waterscapes, in association with the North America Water Gardening Society (NAWGS), presents the 2005 Parade of Ponds on July 9th and 10th. Water Garden enthusiasts across the US will open their homes this weekend to allow visitors to view their beautiful private water gardens. As the largest builder of water gardens on the west coast, California Waterscapes will have over 20 customer ponds on display throughout the Los Angeles area. Tickets are $15 per person (children 12 and under are free). All proceeds benefit local charities including the Desi Geestman Foundation, The Way to Happiness Foundation, and others. For tickets call 818-244-4000 or send an email to info@californiawaterscapes.com. Visit our website for more information www.californiawaterscapes.com.

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Madeleine Bistro Web Site

Our friends organic, vegetarian, vegan restaurant, Madeleine Bistro, now has its own web site, courtesy of yours truly.

It just has the basic information at the moment (hours, location, telephone, menus), but we will be growing it as quickly as we can. Check back regularly for new information. You can also watch the RSS feed for the site at: http://madeleinebistro.com/index.xml.

By the way, I had the Asian Tacos for lunch the other day and they were fabulous. I am slowly working my way through the entire menu. (SMILE)

Web Site: madeleinebistro.com

Monday, June 20, 2005

A little porch music?

This could be just the thing to spice up your evening porch sitting this summer, although you will have to find another place to sit while you play. The seat slats of this porch swing are tuned and playable like a marimba. Certainly a conversation starter on a warm summer evening.

Play tunes on your musical porch swing

We're not just talking about mere kickin' back on the deck with your favorite DAP -- we mean a porch swing that is itself an instrument. The Musical Porch Swing is made out of Western Red Cedar and the slats are tuned to chromatic pitches in order to be played as percussion. The $1000 kit includes the mallets and a songbook, so at least you can strive for sonic decency as the neighbors quizzically watch you pound on your furniture.

(Via engadget.com.)