A couple of night ago, I was walking around the lake and saw a young eagle (I’m assuming it was an eagle) perched in a tree just east of the Bathhouse.
I shot the following at high speed, and have blown them up considerably to give a sense of what happened next. Click to enlarge the thumbnails for greater detail.
Here the eagle disappeared behind the trees, but dove directly into the lake and emerged with a fish.
It flew off, fish in talons, half circling the lake – then returned to its original perch for a leisurely meal.
For nearly 30 years, Jean has taught drama at Hillside Student Community, a small private middle-through-high school on the Eastside.
Here are a few photos from his most recent production of ‘Twelfth Night’ performed by a cast of ten 5th and 6th graders. Jean set the play 400 years in the future – a future in which Viola and her brother Sebastian are shipwrecked on the planet, rather than the island, of Illyria. The use of video screens allowed several of these astonishing young actors to double their roles, and they would occasionally find themselves acting opposite….themselves!
(all of the following were taken by the amazing photog/designer Leslie Howells)
Toby, Feste, & Andrew Aguecheek in full cry
Duke Orsino and Viola watch Feste perform 'Come away, Death' in triplicate
In her garden, Olivia declares her love for Viola, disguised as a man
Malvolio in the madhouse, visited by Feste in disguise
The video priest, played by the same actor who played Sebastian
Duke Orsino confronts Antonio, a pirate
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Well, despite our best efforts, it was too little too late for this little gem of a restaurant.
Tonight’s the final night for Cioppino, about which we wrote a glowing review a few weeks ago. Last night, a small group of friends blissed out one last time, and afterwards Riccardo and his staff joined us for a photo.
L-R, 2 wait staff members, then Riccardo, Jean, Mary Hubbard, & Michael DeCourcey. Frank Corrado took the photo
I’ll be dreaming of that short rib gnocchi for years to come….
For those inclined, tonight’s their last night.