Posts Tagged ‘california’


Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Swapping licenses from NYC to California, the DMV sprung a pop quiz on us. Failed the first try, got 100% on the second. If you’ve taken this impossible test recently, you’ll appreciate my pride.

~spirit pinions~

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

Sacred spot: Grandpa Boone’s pigeon pens. A few pictures made as daylight faded, skirt and wings fluttering.

~the sublimity of nature~

Friday, February 18th, 2011

We made a stormy, moody drive down Hwy 1, once known (in its various sections) as Theodore Roosevelt Highway. Above is the Bixby Bridge, completed in 1932 and joining Monterey to Big Sur. Prior to its construction this 30-mile journey was made over a day or two on sketchy wagon roads over precipitous ridges. Gratitude […]

~persimons & pinot~

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

Short jaunt to Sonoma to enjoy the fruits of my writing labors…

~inspiration point~

Friday, August 27th, 2010

Berkeley day including hike around Inspiration Point in Tilden Park. Gonna check out the native plant sale at the botanical garden in spring…

~invitation to the inhalarium~

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

The ladies spent two nights at the oldest spa in Calistoga, Indian Springs. We enjoyed volcanic ash mudbaths (my first–divinely primordial) and the general Zelda Fitzgerald ambience created by fellow guests playing badminton and croquet in spa robes while proffering invitations to the “inhalarium.” We toured a handful of wineries in St. Helena, Yountville, Napa– […]


Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

click to expand. Today we breakfasted in the wet clouds in a cabin once owned by Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth, now home to a fine cafe and restaurant, Nepenthe. The word is Ancient Greek, directly translating to “not-sorrow,” and referring to an elixir to bring forgetfulness. The journey along the coast of my home […]

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