Saturday, October 30, 2021

Spooky fruit

Food for humans shouldn't look like spicy sea creatures.

It was clever for the distributor to market these rambutan as a Halloween treat: ram-BOO-tan.  (Boo!)

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Parade of birds

Busy skies over SF

A friend called me while I was on my way to her neighborhood, asking to put off meeting for another hour, so I got in a nice walk.

I love living here!

Saturday, October 16, 2021

We Love Judy Chicago

SO!  Judy Chicago performed an ATMOSPHERE here in San Francisco, and I was lucky enough to be in the crowd.


The de Young put out a great video, which is a documentary of her past Atmospheres work AND the livestream of Chicago's local Forever de Young performance here.  I recommend this video in its entirety.  If you want to start with the local event, it begins just before the 54 minute mark.

It was a fantastic experience, and I feel so lucky to have been there! 

(I also gushed about this on my books/coffee blog.)

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Carp on a vermillion wall

An attractive house, with a friendly palm tree

It is just ADORABLE.  (In the Presidio, on Funston.)

Large cephalopods in the sky

I'm tempted to claim that the next photo is of the kite lifting up the man in the foreground, who looks like he is ready to dodge, but I don't want to imply that the octopus kite is anything but polite.

Loud noises in the sky

While I went out to see the Boat Tram (yes, I am that kind of person), which was running between the Ferry Building and the tourist piers, I was also able to see parts of the airshow, since they were not contained to the north side of town.  It felt like anywhere along the Embarcadero was a viewing area, whether you planned for that or not!

Streetcar glory

I left out Brooklyn and other streetcars that had tall vehicles in front of them, but you get the idea.  The streetcars were packed today, so I had no chance to ride on the boat tram, which was my entire plan.  It was just a silly plan to have on a day during Fleet Week (11 - 4ish) and with a baseball game (in the evening)!

Sunday, October 3, 2021

Friday, October 1, 2021

Rainbow vision

Cape Gooseberry (Physalis peruviana)

It boggles me that the first time I had these was in SWEDEN, even though they are grown in and are native to the Americas.

Somehow, they were available in my grocery subscription!  So I said hell yes.

They look like tomatillos, but taste like...  naranjilla (lulos)?  Okay, maybe those are just as rare locally as these.  Let's say... very sweet tomatoes.  If a tomato and a peach got together to invent a new fruit, maybe.  But a sticky one.

Not quite science

Photos taken through a children's toy lens.