Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
we visited dog island farm in vallejo to get some heirloom tomato starts. the good folks there sell inexpensive heirloom starts that they've tested in our climate. ran into a neighbor there at dog island.
we hauled soil to our house with the help of a new awesome vallejoan friend's truck. same new friend is bringing us bees she'll keep in our yard (a story for another post).
we built four planter boxes with the help of another new vallejoan friend, with tools from two different neighbors.
at mid city nursery where we went to get veggie starts, we met an enthusiastic fruit tree expert who is going to come to our house and assess our yard's fruit tree growing potential.
it takes a village to start a garden! at least when we are doing it. :-)
we've met so many friendly people since moving here. it has taken me by surprise, this friendliness, this eagerness to connect, and it has made me happy and grateful to call vallejo home.
Friday, April 07, 2017
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
california rising by friends eric and annie at three fish studios. also in multiple papers!
california knows that immigrants feed america
and that we need to protect trans kids
everyone should see this photo by emilio morenatti. refugees are fleeing their beloved countries because their lives are threatened. they are in pain and have faced terrifying journeys. we should be embracing them, not shutting them out.
Friday, December 30, 2016
Sunday, December 18, 2016
Sunday, December 11, 2016
Sunday, December 04, 2016
Sunday, November 13, 2016
light and shadows
strangely beautiful days despite political madness
moments of muddle and moments of clarity. sadness, anger, frustration, despair, love.
as many have said, this is a call to action. listen to more music, read more poems, make more art, take care of one another. stand up for each other. here we go.
Monday, October 31, 2016
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Monday, August 01, 2016
m and i did some touristing in our former home city of SF: buildings, food, views, and the (heretofore not visited by either of us) enchanted gardens of telegraph hill.
north beach has always felt like a foreign place to me, a destination (even when i lived in SF). m and i remarked on how in the many years we lived there, no friends of ours ever lived in north beach. i did temp occasionally, in 1998 or 1999, as a teller at a bank in north beach. the chinese folks would line up for the chinese-speaking teller and the italians for the italian speaking teller. i guess i served the people who spoke english and/or who didn't mind my lack of other useful languages (there not being many swedes in north beach). on lunch breaks i went to the italian deli next door for seriously delicious sandwiches made by seriously italian men. i rode the increasingly packed bus through chinatown to downtown to go home, north of the panhandle. the whole thing was a fun intro to SF.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
(to be exact: key lime with graham cracker macademia nut crust, blueberry pie, and not pictured: peach/nectarine galettes and another blueberry/lemon verbena pie)
and a window cat
and macademia nut chi chi drinks at forbidden island