Friday, May 20, 2011

ArtPad 2011

Opening party at the Phoenix filled the funky motel rooms with art, wildly costumed art lovers and the nostalgic scent of weed,



Swimming pool and mob


Slideshow on wall, view from the balcony


Pink tail, petal bells


A room with a pool


Big hair woman or man


Enuff said!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Rain in May




Unseasonably cold, rainy day in Alameda yesterday. View from my windshield. Raindrops transformed the State and US flags into flowing brush strokes. I love the free instagram app which lets me play with various filters. Though Time Zero film is now defunct, I can get my former Polaroid effects with rain and Instagram.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Filoli Gardens






















My FIPS friends took me to Filoli Gardens for my birthday. Overcast and cool, it was the perfect day for photographing the late spring blooms. One of the pleasures of the day was the fragrance of flowers, the special, rich scent of roses and peonies to the subtle, secret aroma of wisteria. The day ended at the cafe, which served up a fantasy slice of lemon cake. A perfect getaway day from the drudgery of pecking on a slowly dying computer.