Backyard Gold

What you see above is our rainy day antidote. It’s been raining for so long around here my wife Sarah bought this bunch of golden flowers to drive away the gloom. There’s an old shed in our back yard that served as an appropriate backdrop. It’s old water soaked boards provides a pretty good stand in for the current climate.

Geometry Lesson at the Hess Collection

It’s not about the tones or the colors. It’s about the lines and their relationships. Period end of story

Wabi Sabi

In keeping with my current emphasis on still images, this one was taken inside a wonderful Moroccan shop in Petaluma, California called “bay-ti”. It consists of nothing but an antique bowl and some dried vegetation. I think their combination is quite beautiful.

Pinkey’s Pizza Lady

Here in Petaluma there’s a pizza shop that has a rabid following as you can see from the crowd gathering by its door before it is even open. We’ve never been inside but if the crowd and the sign is any indication of the quality of the place we’re definitely missing something.

Canine Friend

Today we were walking along the banks of the Petaluma River looking for birds, when we came across this friendly couple looking like they were doing the same thing.

Much Better Than The East Coast Version!

The difference in how produce tastes between  east and west coasts often can be huge. Satsuma citrus is a good example. Before we left we bought a few at Whole Foods in Boston. They tasted good, much better than I expected. However, today we also bought a few at Whole Foods in Petaluma, California. Oh My God! They were astounding. Even the peel felt fresher! I was almost tempted to…

40th Wedding Anniversary

We’re in Petaluma currently. It’s a lovely, funky little city about an hour north of San Francisco. At 8 in the morning we we headed out to breakfast. As we were waithing for the restaurant to open its door, this lovely coupled came up and was waiting too. It was their 40th wedding anniversary and they looked radiantly happy. Of course what they wore gave a clue that something…

Trinity Church

This was the scene in Copley Square at 8:00 last night.

Madison Avenue, New York City

I’ve got a confession to make and it’s a little embarrassing, living as I do in a city. New York has too much everything. Too many people, too much noise, too much traffic, too many things to do…too much, too much, too damn much! One could also say it’s got too many picture worthy places. …but I won’t.