Saturday, October 25, 2008

Fall Color

 
We took a drive about 40 miles north to Quaking Aspen, near Ponderosa. The trees were in all their golden glory, the leaves dropping quickly as the afternoon breeze came through. Here's a slide show
Aspen Leaves

Friday, October 17, 2008

So San Francisco

We went to San Francisco for some business and some fun.

 
Here's a view of Alcatraz from our room at the Hotel Drisco.
 
Love the tradition of seasonal doorway decor.
 
This detail is from the Medical Building we visit
 
and here, the marvelous futuristic angles of the international terminal at SFO.

The De Young at sunset

 
From this view, the building looks almost like a ship sailing through the trees.

 

 
There are bronzes from Big Alma Spreckles collection in the sculpture garden

 
and I loved the artful lighting.

Of course, our real reason to be in Golden Gate Park was the marvelous Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival. There were a ton of folks, and lots of great music.
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

Here's a slideshow!

Over the Grapevine

 
 
Out the window as we headed back to the KRV

Studio City Sights

Recently, we went to the San Fernando Valley for the memorial for Josh's dad.

 
We stayed at the iconic Sportsmen's Lodge
 
where this lamp sort of sums up the ambiance.
 
We breakfasted at the classic Googie style Twain's, visited Alex's house, and then moved on to the Group Repertory Theater for the gathering.
Here's a slide show:
Ed Fest

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Detail

 

I love the texture. Old concrete and water.
Click the photo for the full effect.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Runnoff from the power plant

 
 
 
Every year, when the river gets low, water that normally goes to the turbines at the hydroelectric plant gets sent down to the fish hatchery instead. The water is released from a spillway in a huge waterfall and and tumbles down the side of the mountain ending up at the hatchery. It's a great hike too.
Edison Waterfall
Check out the slideshow!

Democratic Headquarters in Kernville

For the first time in memory, there is one. Kernville being a semi-Dem pocket of the most Republican county in Ca.

 

It was only open for a week when it got sniped.

 

But we undid the damage and took the offending lawn signs to the republican hq on the other side of the bridge.

Wild thing!

Fritzi and her pal Rufus mix it up.

 

Monday, October 06, 2008