And the Livin' is Easy
Trip Start Mar 17, 2014
8Trip End Mar 23, 2014
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The following day, I accompanied Dianne to her workplace for a few hours. It was no hardship for me. Her office has the most beautiful location in a house belonging to friends and her very part-time employers. It's situated on the top of a hill above San Rafael with a full-on view of Mt Tamalpais and the Bay. Live California oaks encircle the house and the wisteria was in full bloom. While she worked I went for a fabulous long walk up and down the hills of their neighbourhood, gawking at beautiful gardens and homes, and then came back to sit by the pool with their dog Noodle for company
When Dianne finished her work, her friend Misti gave us a lesson in making artisanal cheese - this time a simple marscapone, from a great book "Artisinal Cheesemaking at Home". Then the three of us headed off to the neighbourhood movie theatre for a matinee of "Tim's Vemeer". The film focuses on inventor Tim Jenison and his effort to prove that 17th century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer used a system of lenses and mirrors — something similar to a camera obscura — to create his stunningly realistic light-bathed domestic scenes. See it if you can. Tim Jennison is a wealthy, very smart guy who dedicates himself during a 5 year period to proving his hypothisis by replicating Vemeer's complex painting "The Music Lesson" using this technology, and he had never painted anything. During the film he consults with David Hockney who wrote a book "Secret Knowledge" speculating about Vemeeer's use of optics.
On on the way home we hit one of my favorite stores, Trader Joe's and loaded up on yummy provisions for dinner and for dessert we had grilled pineapple with rum with our very fresh, homemade mascarpone cheese. Delicious!
What'll we do tomorrow? The Flower and Garden Show!