Saturday, December 29, 2012


when i returned home to alameda the other evening, i was welcomed by the two slutty cats who live a block away. the other one (very bushy calico) was rolling on the ground as i approached, but s/he ran off when grey-white took over the flopping about. they have both followed me a block before. but they're plump and trusting and always on the same block, so i assume they're doing ok at their house. it's not like pinky leon would accept them anyway, if, say, they were to follow me all the way home. 

double fish-cycle


Thursday, December 27, 2012

above/below clouds


although i can sometimes not breathe when flying because it scares me so much, the flight down to orange county last week was one of the more beautiful ones i've been on skywise. the sun was setting, and the clouds were just below the plane for much of the flight. the sky was the lightest, clear blue. toward the end of the flight, the clouds were not as thick and puffy as in the above photo; they'd smoothed out some and rippled like waves. 

the bottom photo is a view from my parents' house of laguna canyon at dusk. bigger.

tract housing and mini malls and roads have advanced closer and tighter around laguna since i was little, but the canyon is mostly intact. i heard frogs there this year, which i haven't heard there in a long time.



Thursday, December 20, 2012

shimmery blue winter day yesterday

my cutie pie

hey lady by peggy honeywell 

Wednesday, December 19, 2012


hanna konola's annual online christmas calendar

i would like to have this calendar in my kitchen.

been listening to the new martha wainwright album on repeat. favorite so far.
and a lovely martha interview to go with.

Sunday, December 09, 2012


thinking about where to hang annamaria potamiti's beautiful little watercolor. i love it.

the back yard wears a green clover blanket during the cold. (the green teepee was for growing beans.)

Thursday, December 06, 2012


tree is dressed.

this wild idea 

Sunday, December 02, 2012

alameda calendar

printed some alameda calendars i made. months include mostly photos from my alameda houses set

redux, a favorite store in alameda, is carrying some. and now they're also carrying some from orchards, fields, and gardens. only took me a year to try to sell them in alameda. such a bad salesperson. but it was encouraging that they seemed excited about both.