My lovely grandmother.

via JLGrahamphoto on Instagram Photo taken with an old Zeiss Super Ikonta range finder, using expired Illford film. I love expired film, you never know what results you’re going to get! Advertisements

Sailing to & from Monterey

  We enjoyed a nice sail over to Monterey this fall, saw some great wildlife!

Remembering UCSC Nights

The Long Road Ahead

I love taking drives along the Northern California coast! Even when you’re not looking at the ocean, there are so many beautiful things to see.

Puya Chilensis: The “Carnivorous” Bromeliad

  I recently stopped by the garden store to peruse their succulents, and came across this strange plant. I did not even read the label, once I saw this intriguing, aloe-like plant with… Continue reading

My Newest Plant: Agave Americana

Here’s the latest addition to my garden, my new “Agave Americana Medio-picta”, also known as a “dwarf alba”. It is a Mexican succulent, in its native habitat it is cultivated for its fibrous leaves,… Continue reading

A Short Weekend Getaway: Camping on Mount Diablo

I’ve been making a point to get out and enjoy the California sunshine these last few weekends. For this time of year, the weather is unbelievable! Yes, I’m very worried about the drought,… Continue reading

A Quiet Night on the Pacific Ocean

While today is sunny and beautiful (hooray California!) yesterday we had some fog and gloom covering our coastal paradise. It reminded me of the crisp chill you get being out on the Pacific… Continue reading

A Menacing Looking Little Caterpillar

Saw this little guy crawling along a tombstone in a nearby cemetery. I was afraid to touch him! Those black and yellow hairs look pretty intimidating.