Sunday, October 26, 2014



i rode leisurely along the perimeter of alameda island today—about 15 miles. perfect weather for it—warm with a breeze. i lazed around on my favorite bench on the east end of the island. then biked along the sandy bay path, to the naval base, down spirits alley. along the estuary, i read a plaque about the old shipyard, the largest on the pacific coast when it opened. at one point, i think it said 8,000 people were employed by the shipyard. and then when it reopened around WWII, 4 or 5,000 people worked there. also rode over the rails that were part of the original transcontinental railroad, whose end stop briefly was alameda. history!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

fall light


i like this stanza in particular of the song guldlock by eva dahlgren (though the whole song is one of my favorites of hers):

kom vildvind med rosenkind
en kort stund var bara min
så lovar jag 
innan du ber
att ge dig frid

doesn't sound as good in english:

come wild wind with rosy cheek
a short time was only mine
then i promise
before you ask
to give you peace

Sunday, October 05, 2014

crate with a tail? ARR


pinky leon oks the crate. 

i like all colors, but maroon is one of my least favorites. but the amaranth flowers in our back yard are so pretty, especially in the evening sun. check out this one purpley-maroon one. i'm seeing maroon anew.