Tuesday, January 26, 2010

BEFORE THE SKY FELL


Last week before the rains started the Doctor and I went to Palm Springs. While walking we found this house. I love it. I hope you do too. It's so 50's bad it's wonderful. In many ways it's very old Hollywood.

Monday, January 18, 2010

The Making of a Charm Tree

Growing up in the South you see things, things of mystery, odd things, objects hanging here and there, trees, poles, doors and gates seem to attract the weirdest things. Blame it on the hurricanes. Voodoo charms to drive off evil spirits is how I see it. In Hollywood there is a charm tree and it's growing larger and larger.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

THE HOLLYWOOD HISTORY OF THE RED POINSETTIA

Five years ago when we bought our house I discovered
on the back patio in a small area of earth was a tree. In fact a poinsettia tree. Many friends said it was trash, to old lady, common. I said wow! I can't wait until it blooms. And it did. Every year, same time and we love it. The very short history behind this flower starts with Joel Roberts Poinsett working for President John Quincy Adams, a trip to Mexico and then to South Carolina. Now this is the Hollywood part, along comes a man by the name Albert Ecke, a trip to Mexico then Los Angeles and Hollywood, Hayworth Ave. to be exact. This is 1906. He and his family had a small ranch on Sunset Blvd. and sold the poinsettias at roadside stands in Hollywood and Beverly Hills. Since our house was built in 1922. I like to think that is was bought on the side of the road by an old lady who thought it was the most uncommon beautiful elegant thing she ever saw, because we do too.