January 27, 2015

B&W Challenge: Day 22: Lee



Dr. Leroy Phelps taught at SDSU from 1966 to 1990.  Perhaps in protest to department politics, three professors retired at the same time.  We helped them move out.  In his retirement, Lee took up tai chi, actively supported the Balboa Park Organ Society and the San Diego Succulent Society while enjoying the company of his many friends.  He was one of the first to bonsai succulents.  I own one of his bonsaied small succulents that still lives despite me.

Here Lee is enjoying Phil’s BBQ licking the sauce off his upper lip while a napkin seems firmly tucked into his turquoise necklace. 


  • Himself:  He skipped the gym.  Celebrating his birthday today with dinner at Phil’s.  Friends will join us and make up a party.
  • Herself:  Have to see the shoulder man at 0840 and explain why I let fixing my hand distract me from fixing my shoulder.  Housekeeping, reading, and dinner out.
  • Reading:  I was downstairs without a book so grabbed an Anne McCaffrey I had read only once.  It goes down like whipped cream.
  • Balance:  Just a few moments of utter physical comfort this morning curled up in bed with my whipped cream book.




  • 14 comments:

    1. No calories in that whipped cream. So what did your friend teach?

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    2. Happy Birthday to your husband! Enjoy the dinner.

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    3. How fun is that picture...did he know you were taking it?

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    4. It loaded without having to do the robot thing!

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    5. Oh, forgot to write what a magnificent header you have...almost a Dutch painting...my next post is kind of for you and it goes up on Thursday.

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    6. I have been following your photo challenge. You have the most interesting and wonderful friends, and your photos of them are spectacular. This one just makes me smile!

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    7. I'm with Tabor... love the header!

      Happy Birthday to the Geeeee-zer! Blessings and many more.

      Your b/w photography is captivating.

      Happy New Year! I don't remember if I've visited your site this month to tell you. :)

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    8. Now, he looks like a character. You seem to have met a few of those in your life. :)

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    9. Happy Birthday to Numero Uno. Cold here. I wouldn't mind owning a bonsai succulent. Where's the photo?

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    10. I love the header photo. yes, it looks like a detail from one of those sixteenth century Dutch paintings. Vermeer I think

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    11. A belated Happy Birthday to himself.

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    12. Hmmm... not the most glamorous of photos. :- )

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