Thursday, October 28, 2010

ice cream party

bay area people: come over for some ice cream this saturday!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

this morning


all the rest waiting for the sun.

(i take this backyard photo all the time.)

from heather smith jones
from annamaria

web (the real kind)

Monday, October 25, 2010

at Gravel & Gold

i like that From OFG is right by one of my favorites, Gunta Stolzl.

the other day i stopped in at Gravel & Gold to document From OFG on their shelves, and Cassie, one of the store owners, happened to be talkin' it up with Severine von Tscharner Fleming! and introduced me (and the book) to Severine! Severine is an articulate and groovy young badass
farmer-filmmaker-activist, for those unfamiliar with her. i missed the recent screening of the final rough cut of her film, The Greenhorns, but i will definitely not miss the undoubtedly awesome final version.

view part of the film

Friday, October 22, 2010


our overflowing yard was cut to the quick recently. our downstairs neighbor takes care of the yard sporadically. i'm not complaining—no one else takes the time. but this last flurry/fury of clipping and trimming and weeding left the yard seemingly barren. the huge quince tree (a favorite of the birds and bees) was sheared in half and totally de-leaved. and my favorite rose bush is nowhere in sight. and my housemate's blueberry bush was transferred from a pot to the yard, though she had it in special soil.

i've actually been avoiding taking a close look at the damage. but on this grey day, the greens were so bright, i had to check them out. well, of course francisco does have a plan. there are new things planted, and they are spaced evenly around the edges of our concrete slab. succulents are being succulent, and a new pint-sized gargoyle
in permanent roar watches over the growing. i still don't know how the tree or white rosebush will do, but i trust that the yard needed a makeover and that francisco has a vision.

more, bigger over here

sigur rós today: gong

beautiful photos of mostly bay area artists. found through serena's blog.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

congratulations to molly

congratulations to Molly for
winning the Astounding Beauty Ruffian Press Poetry Award for her The Recent History of Middle Sand Lake. her book of poetry will be published soon!

three of Molly's beautiful poems from
The Recent History of Middle Sand Lake are in From Orchards, Fields, and Gardens, for which i am so grateful. they move me every time i read them. i can't wait to read the rest of her Middle Sand Lake poems when her book is out!

you can read the two above poems of molly's if you click to view the image larger. the photograph is by terese wallbäck. terese's photos are some of my favorites. to me her photos fit perfectly with molly's poems. from what i can tell, both of their grandparents' had/have a great love for each other and for their grandchildren. so much tenderness in both molly's and terese's work.

Friday, October 15, 2010

early morning clouds

better bigger. more skies. the sky where i grew up.

uncloudy day (willie and dyan cannon)
unclouded day (johnny and his momma)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


just some hairy pavement for you today

and some flickr paths
from sameli
from molly
from (this one feels very familiar to me)
from shari

one of my all time favorite songs (though i miss the crickets in this version)

Sunday, October 03, 2010


photo by bob lake, bigger here

this was my second time seeing patti smith. first was about ten years ago at the fillmore. she rocked both times. raw and loving and loud and awesome.

other good stuff
these two drummer-hand tap dancers (via my cousin)
amazing paper artist