Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Tai Chi

Tai Chi - An ancient, self-healing art for mind, body and spirit, a holistic; low-impact exercise system for all ages and abilities; meditative movement. When I first witnessed Tai Chi in a park in Hong Kong I was mesmerized. Many, many years later, I am now able to pursue my growing interest. This doesn't mean that I will give up my high impact exercise program; this will be in addition to that. A couple weeks ago I finished my second class on Tai Chi. The video below is my instructor performing the traditional Yang Family Short Form of Tai Chi. While Tai Chi isn't difficult, remembering the movements with great precision is very challenging. In our classes we learned about Tai Chi, a variety of exercises, and the first fifteen seconds or so of the form. It will take me a long, long time to learn this complete form!


Yang Family Short Form from Colin Snow on Vimeo.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

December... 2010

What a month! The holiday began early with house and tree decorations in early December. My cooking club friends were coming over for our holiday luncheon on December 2, and we were heading to California to see family and friends on December 10. Check out our pretty little tree.
We began our trip in San Diego to attend a birthday party put on by one of Kevin's clients. This was the view from our room.


Our next stop was in Seal Beach to see Kevin's mother. We decorated her tree and home and celebrated an early Christmas with her. Here is Addy (age 99!) and Kevin.















We continued on to see Kevin's sister, Carolyn, in Crestline, then on to Santa Barbara, Big Sur, Santa Cruz and Santa Rosa to see friends.

Big Sur.

Gallery in Big Sur.
Deetgen's Inn in Big Sur.
Babbling Brook Inn in Santa Cruz.
Lots of wine tasting!
Hiking in Armstrong Redwoods State Park.
Along Highway 1.

We returned home on Christmas to lots and lots of snow!

Patio table...all gone!

So now it is December 28 and holiday cards never went out. Nevertheless, please know that we wish you all a warm and wonderful holiday season!

Monday, December 6, 2010

NEW YORK CITY

Kevin and I visited New York City a couple weeks ago, but I forgot to bring my camera! So, in lieu of seeing my photos, you may want to watch this...

On Melancholy Hill - NYC Lights from Chateau Bezerra on Vimeo.

MEET LADDY!

Laddy is our new "teenager" at about six months old.  He's going to be a big boy!