Malibu was heavenly. Gina did everything possible to make every student and myself feel appreciated and comfortable. Special gifts; attention to details. I can't wait to return. I really recommend her two day classes if you are anywhere near or can travel to Malibu. She has some great teachers lined up soon including my talented friends Katie Kendrick (May 7 - 8) and Mary Beth Shaw (June 4 - 5). This is the only place Katie is teaching in 2011 so it is a rare opportunity to study with her.
Minnie showed me a new camera app for the iPhone and I've been playing with it.
This is why I love to teach. We lift each other. We really do.
The front door to Gina's club house where classes are held.
Just outside the clubhouse door.
Flowers that don't grow in Oregon.
Judi Delgado in the foreground. She gave me the recipe for the best scones on the planet. (This photo nabbed from Gina's collection; I was so caught up that I shot very few photos.)
My wonderful room mate Laura who has her own blog and kept us both entertained with lively conversation and beautiful music by Krishna Das.
We shared amazing meals like the crab cakes above.
Sunday it rained a swishy, palm frond waving tempest. It was so cozy in the clubhouse.
And Saturday night I came out of the grocery store to be confronted by the super moon in all her splendor. Magic everywhere.
This is the side of the clubhouse overlooking the ocean.
I'm feeling very peaceful now. The world is heavy with troubles but long on beauty and astonishing good surprises as well. I hope you are among the safe and warm. Namaste.