Thursday, June 28, 2007

HOME ALONE(2of US)

Shantala & Dini goes away from home to sleep at Shantala's room in her hospital as she could not sleep, the reason "Cat".Kitty has gone forever and they can't stay without it separately
Kitty has not gone,
Kitty is with in our hearts,
Kitty is ever in our thoughts,
Kitty is in our loving pictures,
Kitty is now in his own home

KOMAL VILAS -SUNNYVALE- USA.

27-06-07.
We had our lunch today with Mr.Ashish.This is the only place where I could eat to my hearts content and get no stomach upset.
AMBER - Service,
LUCKY DHABA - Eat,shoot & leave.
CHAT - OK.
UDUPI - No please excuse.
SHARAVANA - OK
DURBAR - NEVER.

KITTY IS NO MORE.

The cute Cat at 1176 Sunnyvale USA, is no more to greet us.The parting of a pet is more painful than a human being,as we have the bad and ugly qualities, There is no second openion that a animal has these nasty qualities and tempers or vengeance.
Let 26-06 of each year be our CATS DAY.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

FILOLI GARDENS

08-06-07.
Designed and built between 1915-1917,during the Golden Age of the early century,and set against the dramatic backdrop of the Santa Cruz Mountains,Filoli is the lat of the grandgrand California estates to created and the longest surviving one. Opened to the public in 1976,Filoli features a 36.000 square foot modified Georgian residence and a 16 acre English Renaissance style garden .Other features of the 654 acres include a Gentlemen's Orchard with more than 650 heritage varieties.The entire estate was owned by a Shipping Magnet. I loved the Dance Hall as big as our Town Hall in Bangalore.
Thank you my son for this lovely trip.

MUIR WOODS

23-06-07
This is a copy of Redwoods by nature.Dini drove all the way to and fro from home along Sanfrancisco's Crooked Street,Cliff Tower and 49 mile long drive along the sea, a drive Sharry and myself will remember for a long time.
Muir Woods National Monument is a remnant of the ancient coast redwood forest that blanketed many northern California coastal valleys before the 1800's. Local businessman William Kent and his wife Elizabeth Thatcher Kent bought land in this valley in 1905 to protect one of the last stands of uncut redwoods.To ensure permanent protection, they donated 295 acres of redwood to the federal government.In 1908 President Theodore Roosevelt proclaimed the area a national monument.At Kent request, it was named for conservationist John Muir.
A redwood tree as tall as 368 feet and 20 feet diameter the botanical name-Sequoia Sempervirens the largest tree in diameter and height is the only one in the world.
There is also a cross section of a same type of tree 1021 years old which fell down but a sample preserved beautifully.
If you visit San Francisco don't fail to go here which is only a mile from the city.

YOSEMITE IN A DAY

15-06-07.
Great-day, Dini took us to his dream spot The Yosemite National park created by nature 25.000 years ago. I should say that I feel bad when he told us that he would take us their during our last visit.I am sorry son,but glad I made it with Sharry this time.


How many times my son has gone to this place,that many times he will be going as he is never satisfied since any number of times this is visited it keeps changing and you will find it different says Dini.


The worth persevering memories purchased at the gift shop is the only item that keeps me remembering this fine nature's beauty here in India.


The year calender photos are so nice I do not know as to who might have taken such pictures which I keep seeing and remembering our visit to this natures gift to mankind for ever.


Anyone staying at San Jose,Sunnyvale or Mountain view on a visit to USA must visit this place to enjoy the garden of God on earth.May be there are other places like Red woods,Big sur,Muir woods,Crooked street,Tower cliff to Half moon in Francisco's and many other states would be as beautiful,But I had no chance to see them.