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.

Heading Home…We’ll Miss This

We’ve been on the west coast for quite a while now and it’s time to go back to Boston. It snowed there yesterday. No matter. Albert Einstein said, “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” I believe it.

Picture of Happy

I was in a coffee shop this morning, having an 11am mug and carrying a camera as usual. As I was getting ready to leave, this quick greeting took place at the front counter. Nice to see. Really nice!

The California Esthetic

It’s sort of like pornography. Hard to describe but you know it when you see it.

A Couple Of California Landscapes

As a lot of you know I normally don’t post photographs of landscapes. Today is an exception. Yesterday we spent the day in Truckee, California with my wife’s son. Truckee is a little town over 7000 feet high in the Sierra mountain range. It’s very near Donner Pass and is a haven for rock climbers, mountain bikers, hikers and skiers. The air is thin…