April 2011 Entries
- By Peggy Perry -
HUMMINGBIRDS: Although March winds and late-season rains deny it, Spring officially arrived on March 20. Hummingbirds never really desert our UVTO grounds during the winter, but they catch our eyes again now as their jewel tones flash and the voracious little critters hover. Sheltered balconies around the inner courtyard display sugar-water-filled feeders where clusters of the tiny birds gather. Several hosts have provided pictures and comments to share about their energetic little visitors.
Cecile Shafer, in Mountainview 203, photographed thirteen hungry birds on her porch. She comments, "It is really unusual and thrilling to...
The Noteworthy Neighbors article last month, featuring six medical doctors who are UVTO residents, promised to acknowledge any who might have been missed. Howard Wilson, recently the speaker at a Men's Club Breakfast, responded with this gracious note:
We're relatively new here and haven't been included in the Residents' Book, but I'd like to have my wife included in the physicians' list.
Miriam G. Wilson, M.D., was born in Yakima, Washington. She attended the University of Washington where she earned her BS and MS degrees and was awarded the President's Medal. She was accepted at the University of California Medical...
- By Peggy Perry -
Yes, there be dragons! At his front door, pictured on his walls, perched around his home, along with the collections and artifacts which reveal the multifaceted interests of Tom Simondi. You may know him as the man who wears red suspenders, the unique ones that attach on the sides of his slacks, so there’s no center back clasp to scratch the furniture. That’s just one example of his distinctive and thoughtful creativity.
Another of Tom's identifying "trade marks" is his ever-present camera. When this year’s ducklings appeared, several residents called to alert him....