Saturday, January 22, 2022

January in San Francisco can be heavenly

It was in the low 60s Fahrenheit.  And for a while, before the wind picked up, it was perfectly still.  Like a movie set for a promotional video by the tourism board.

I said aloud, "How can this be January?" and otherwise remarked on the relentless beauty of the day.  I feel SO LUCKY to live here.  Beyond lucky.

Fresh Hellebore

 Isn't that a great center?  It's really excellent.

Wide Fine Arts

Wide angle (phone) lenses are wild...


Sunday, January 16, 2022

Good sky

 You know how I am about skies.

Photographing food without styling it

Eventually I'll pull recipes together for a book, and earn the pity of some young food stylist over not having the common sense to ARRANGE noodles.

What?  Oh, this is real buckwheat soba in men tsuyu (minced ginger, scallions, shiitake mushrooms, soy sauce, sake, and water).

Friday, January 14, 2022

Murals at Fort Mason

There is a gorgeous mural exhibit between Fort Mason Landmark Buildings B and C called Wat Walls, with paintings by Thitiwat Phromratanapongse and Sarah Siskin (

The murals are fantastic up close - I recommend visiting to appreciate them! They are dynamic; the coordination between the door pieces and the dock wall below is great; and the individual pieces are beautiful (and sometimes rather intimidating, just like actual Thai temples are!).


Someday, I'll have another gallery show, and my friends will think (know) I've lost my mind, because all of my work will be things that have been left outside to oxidize and age as a meditation on the passage of time, and...  I will not be understood.  But I'll be happy - things like this make me happy.  😊

54 (NOT the studio)


Bubbles of life (sand dollars and similar joys)

 This is so delightful, and it is hidden away at the bay-facing side of the Exploratorium to delight people just walking along the public 'shore' path on the piers...

Frozen Waves


Sunday, January 2, 2022

Sun cup (orange flavor)


Multi-story Rooster

I love the murals in the Mission!  (By the Mural Co)


Oval with color


Bird (birb, borb, and floof)

It was in the low 40s when I took this.  If you were a little birb, you'd be a floof, too.  (Note: this is in internet slang, you poor, confused robots.)


Saturday, January 1, 2022

Golden Couch (filter fun)

I don't know the circumstances that made this couch such a vivid golden mustard color, but the texture is fun to recolor with filters.  

(I own both a deep green couch, and separately, a large violet couch, and even though I didn't choose the violet fabric, I'm not in a position to judge people for their yellow-ochre or tumeric latte tastes.)