Sunday, August 31, 2008

King's Mountain

This Labor Day crafts fair is nestled amongst redwoods. The fragrance of redwoods is heavenly and the crafts are interesting to see. I purchased a curly redwood barrette at one of the booths.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Fireworks All Day

A's pull off an unexpected win over the Twins with Sweeney's bunt walk off RBI.
Fireworks after the game, courtesy of Chevron (they got some boos from the crowd)
Fiery chile peppers on sale at the Ferry Plaza farmer's market.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Slow Food Nation

One of the lovely organic produce booths
Victory Garden right in front of City Hall!
Ran down to Civic Center this morning to check out the Slow Food Nation fest. Got there just when they opened, so didn't have to fight the crowds. The victory garden was impressive - I wonder how they got the crops to grow there so fast? Two booths exhorted us to stop using bottled water and to use tap water instead. I got a "I Love Raw Milk" button even though my stomach doesn't digest dairy. Also some non-wheat bread that tasted sourish and herbal. Will try it as a bun with grilled veggies tonight if I can talk M into it. Another booth had a delicious sour cherry conserve and I also replenished my brown rice supply. Tourists, who had no idea this event was on this weekend were delighted by all the wonderful choices and free food samples.

Glass & Che

Underground Comic Spain Rodriguez. Behind him are drawings by Paz de la Calzada
Newly published graphic novel by Spain Rodriguez.
Gallery 94124 Opening of Public Glass Artists

Went to two events last night - Gallery 94124's show of glasswork and photographs and a talk by Spain Rodriguez at the Mission Cultural Center. These photos look like they were taken in heavy fog but it's actually M's Iphone that has gotten very smeary from use.

Thursday, August 28, 2008


Back in June I went to Creativity Explored's show, Insects/Insectos and purchase this pen & ink drawing of a mosquito by Ka-wai Shiu. I picked up the drawing today and fell in love with it all over again.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Birthday for Stan

Stan H celebrates his 60th birthday in Noe Valley.

Saturday, August 16, 2008


A girl plays on the back of a giant serpent in a Mission playground.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Papercut Mural on Hampshire and 24th

We were doing a self-guided mural walk in the Mission yesterday when we came up on this amazing ephemeral mural made of paper. It seemed like the background halo was made from just one piece of paper. The subject of this mural is immigration.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Ripening Grapes at Chappellet

Napa Parade

A parade on Napa's Main Street started with these men on horseback. It was a lovely hot summer's day in wine country. We visited the Chappellet Winery and went on a 1.5 hour tour and tasting. Afterwards we had lunch at Go Fish in St Helena, then dinner at Ubuntu. A very indulgent and laid back Sunday.