And then.....

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Twilight of The Lilies

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Saying Goodbye

We lost our 18 year old little Jenny on Friday.
Jenness, my very good friend, left a message that spoke well to our appreciation for Jenny's life and the overwhelming grief that we feel at the end of it.

She said - these are not her precise words but the essence of what I heard - it is the trust that our pets give us that cause us to bond so with them. Simple. Profound. True. There is so much in a day, when you have had ten years worth of days together, that you can miss when a much loved pet like little Jenny passes, but, yes, Jenness, it is that they trust us to love them that leaves the biggest hole.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A Different Napa Experience

We have been up in Calistoga, a bit north of Napa and Yountville for a couple of days.
It has rained serious rain for 2 days. Tucked midst great mossy oaks and in a wood frame cabin, we have savored the green glowing of the trees and that wonderful, southern memory inducing sound of constant rain on the roof.

The sun is shining today and the feeling is entirely different. Feels like returning from a hidden and magical place.

Monday, May 16, 2011

The Garden at Mustard's Grill

Spring fava bean plants make way for summer vegetables in the garden next to Mustard's grill in Younrville, CA.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Diane Feinstein at the Mark Hopkins

'went to hear Diane Feinstein last week as she spoke for the Commonwealth Club. A follow up of the talk is here:

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She is the one one the left. Takes a great picture, don't you think ;>) ?

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Afternoon Sun

May 1 - Opening Day for Boating on SF Bay... if everyday the bay was not filled with boat.
There was a parade of boats led, as per tradition, by the fire boat with its far arching beams of water. The parade started at the Golden Gate Bridge and progressed slowly and exuberantly over to the Bay Bridge. There was music and, when three SF Giants fan boats went by, two with huge Giants " caps" on the top, all with passengers in bright orange shirts, boisterous cheers. it was SF at its small town best.
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