My goodness, whoever heard of rain in Southern California in July? The quick rain shower on Saturday evening was quite a surprise! The sky was lovely after the rain, with clouds that were white on the top with dark underbellies. It was such a moody night and the air so fragrant after being dampened. I was drinking it all in — it was so beautiful.
I happily made my annual trek last week to Laguna Beach to attend the 77th presentation of the world-renown Laguna Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters. Since I was just an elementary school girl, the pageant and art show have been part of my summer experience — by now it is tradition.
It was sad for me to go to this year's pageant and not see longtime La Cañada resident Peter Brown in his usual place as James the Greater in the pageant's "Last Supper" scene. Peter died of pancreatic cancer at his home in New Zealand last November with his wife Pat and daughter Louise by his side.