Tuesday, January 17, 2017

In Between Raindrops - Succulents and More Stanford University

Can you spot my happy pooch Jasper posing in front of the Stanford family Mausoleum?
He wanted me to show him off more - so I put a great big version at the bottom of this post!
The Stanford Succulent Gardens, known officially as the "Arizona Garden", is a great walk with or without a favorite pooch alongside. We're enjoying a short break between rain storms - though you'll never hear us complaining after several years of drought! - and this outdoor arboretum is the perfect place for a low-key outing. 

That Agave Americana- also known as a Century Plant - is so exciting to see in bud! Jasper Dog and I are going to go as often as possible to keep an eye on that once in it's lifetime bloom.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

In between our California Raindrops - Golden Gate Bridge Yonder

On a long walk to Fort Point with my three favorite young guys on one of the two days we had in between rain storms. 

Crissy Fields Beach, headed for the Golden Gate Bridge. 

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Davenport Dreams - Santa Cruz County Coastline


Jasper has his own ideas about the best way to spend a winter's day in California
Davenport Landing Beach is about twenty minutes north of the town of Santa Cruz

Monday, December 26, 2016

Messiah Sing Out and Play

For the last 25 years, hundreds of singers have gathered in Stanford Memorial Church, to sing and play Handel's Messiah. Instrument players just show up and search for their music. Choral voices gather and belt out both their own voice parts, and any others they've always wanted to sing from basso profound to the highest soprano.  Everybody sings the solos.

Check the schedule at Stanford each year. The Sing It Play It Yourself Messiah is always on the evening of the last day of fall finals.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Fall Colors: Hiking Pulgas Ridge - San Francisco Bay Area field trip

Thanksgiving doesn't get much better than a hike into the Mid-Penninsula Regional Open Space (http://www.openspace.org ). 

And what could be tastier than the sight of local fungi, toyon berries and local oak acorn cups?