Monday, February 20, 2017

San Francisco Field Trip:Academy of Sciences - Golden Gate Park

The California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, provides us with an indoor rainforest, macaws, fish and reptiles from around the world, and - oh yeah- an albino alligator named Claude.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Wildflowers: Lupines at Stanford University


Lupines
Stanford University is famous for it's educational resources, and Silicon Valley connections.Though less discussed,  it's also home to  some of my favorite native trees and flowers.

Monday, February 6, 2017

CA Wildflowers: How 'Bout them Blue Eyes?

Nemophila menziesii
Baby Blue Eyes
Stanford University is famous for it's educational resources, and Silicon Valley connections.Though less discussed,  it's also home to  some of my favorite native trees and flowers.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Fantasy Quilt: Toyon Time


My fantasy quilt, chock full of Plugas Ridge toyon berries, stitched up in less than an hour. Doesn't it look warm and toasty?



Monday, January 23, 2017

What's Next? My View from the March - Oakland California

Estimated 60,000 folks marched in Oakland CA
Because We Matter
Because There's a Lot to be Done
What's Next for Me? Increased Political Involvement - The Latino Vote for me - I'm connecting via the San Mateo County Democratic Party

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.