Monthly Archives: January 2011

after the rain

Took a million pictures this weekend with my happy new birthday camera.  Love this one. It rained and drizzled and was gray outside ’til Sunday afternoon when the colors returned. Happy Monday,  friends!

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What’s that smell?

If you’re a member of my generation you needn’t watch the video. The good news: No more endless driving. My fish will no longer be lonely and hungry on the weekends. More time to ride my bike. More time to … Continue reading

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shiny new buildings and grumpy old men

Brand new art building.  Last semester at the community college, then it’s on to the University for nursing school.  Prerequisites behind me, this semester involves two art classes; Ceramics and Basic Digital Photography.  I shiver and shudder when I think … Continue reading

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Amassunu

Upon a whim, while tangled in the early throes of my love affair with poetry, I purchased a lovely little book of poetry from fellow blogger Eric Quinn, of The Rag Tree. http://cathay12.wordpress.com/ Amassunu can be read in one sitting, but that would be … Continue reading

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Crunchy, salty, sweet and peachy.

January 20th is National Buttercrunch Day.  Buttercrunch is American toffee, toffee coated with chocolate and almonds, so sayeth his Google-ness.  Not to be confused, lest you irritate an Englishman, with English toffee.  Go here for a detailed explanation: http://www.thenibble.com/reviews/main/candy/toffee/toffee-information2.asp Because he is a very … Continue reading

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National Peach Melba Day

Today I had to leave my bubble and drive into the city.  Listening to NPR as I sat in slow-moving morning commuter traffic, it was brought to my attention that today is National Peach Melba Day.                                               At the … Continue reading

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cream of the crop and mother’s coffee cake

Some pictures I like. Super Hoolie, Mendocino   Jewish Coffee Cake, from my mother’s recipe box.  This recipe is really easy and delicious. Cream 1 cup sugar and 1/2 cup soft butter.  Add 2 eggs, 1 cup sour cream, 1 … Continue reading

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Less talk, more walk: Pierce Point, part three

So, to recap: blue skies, big wind, ear ache, turn around, touch the ground, get out of town. Return, see coyote, admire horse.  Buckle your seatbelts, earthlings.   The road passes right through the middle of a ranch.  Ten-Mile Beach over one shoulder…. Tomales … Continue reading

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Pierce Point, Part Two

So, we’re hiking along, laughing at the wind, struggling against it.  Our spirits were high, (mine were anyway), and I was looking forward to going further onto the point than I ever had.  We had four hours before daylight would run … Continue reading

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Pierce Point, Part One

The other day I took a hike with Jim and Kate and Chantal and Ivan, out onto Pierce Point, one of the corners of the Point Reyes Peninsula.  Pierce Point is flanked on one side by the Pacific Ocean, and it’s tip … Continue reading

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