Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Mossarium update

I think the bird's nest fern may have a baby.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Under the 110 and over the river

Just a quick shot from the pedestrian walkway beneath the 110 just east of Elysian Park as we trod Dan Koeppel's post-Thanksgiving walk (that's Dan of the Big Parade LA).

Many gorgeous, unexpected vistas discovered that day - many thanks to Dan and fellow trekkers!

Vernalization - or an early Xmas jade

Looks like an early Christmas - as the very common (and lovely) jade plants in Los Angeles usually bloom later in December. The early weeks of cold have accelerated the flowering - and coincidentally I just learned about the process of vernalization: the acquisition of a plant's ability to flower or germinate in the spring by exposure to the prolonged cold of winter.

Personal space at work - food and text

Ah, my unloading at my cube, with my lunch and personal items to the right of the "work station."

The poet looks hungry - mad hungry. Maybe he's looking beyond the banana to the Boccalone lunchbag and its promised of "Tasty Salted Pig Parts."

Friday, October 8, 2010

High summer to deep winter in 7 days

To the delight of many, and one week after a record 113F downtown temperature in Los Angeles, a big wet chunk of winter descended on the seasonally challenged inhabitants of this metropolis.

Looking towards the backside of Griffith Park from the garage on Doran.

Looking to the north across the parking structure, the shrouded spine of the Verdugo mountains.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Cirnati Dobrogea

Dried Romanian garlic sausage - a few ounces chopped fine go great in eggs

Alien loaf

An apocalyptic Russian rye loaf purchased at the Silver Lake farmers market Saturday.

Avery's Art

Melanie's customized monitor

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Mustard anniversary

On our 10th anniversary - everything (including recipes) for making mustard!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Poppy Harvest

Our crop of California poppy seeds harvested over the weekend. The random popping of the seed pods inside the tucked away paper bags was disquieting until we identified the source. Now all husked and gathered the grey seeds await scattering in the late fall.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Liebe Frau Tiger Milk Bars

Mom's homemade snacks (wrapped in fashion ads) for our son's lunches - replacing the store bought Tiger Milk bars.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Painting with Pixels

Flowers from our yard adorn the kitchen table recalling early color photography (recalling Impressionist painting).

Monday, June 7, 2010

LA Vinyl Type Has Its Appeal

On Hyperion near Trader Joe's

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Mossarium at work

Mushroom traces

The heads of mushrooms shot up overnight left this trace against the glass lid of the mossaroum.

At the Bright Spot after DMHS

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Morning mushroom

Overnight - an unexpected guest for breakfast

Saturday, May 8, 2010

More mossarium

Have to check up every day and see what's developed.

Mossarium at work

Brought my Valentine's mossarium to work

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Cafe at 3 AM

The chairs were just having a chat when I awoke and went into the kitchen.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Aladin costume

Here is the tunic I bought for Elliott for Aladdin. Thanks, Mr. Kennedy

Friday, March 19, 2010

Neil is NOT IN

And now he's SICK too!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Free Jesus

Spotted between Wurstkuche and the Metropole Cafe in the downtown arts district during late afternoon perambulations.

2 Floris Apple ales and it gets wurst

Our third time and I'm going to stop counting. Dramatic, late afternoon low hanging clouds flanked our route to Wurstkuche.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Taste testing with Kuba?

An assembly of Polish beers picked up at Jons in Hollywood for consideration by the 'new guy' at work.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Year of the Tiger - Blitz & Mattis

My friend Danny Blitz in Washington last week with General Mattis, USMC, at the Iwo Jima 65th anniversary ceremony held at the National Museum of the Marine Corps. Mattis is a fan of Danny's book Herding Tigers.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Monday, February 8, 2010

Apache Junction looking east

Visiting the cousins and looking up at the Superstition mountains

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Superstition mountains at sunset

The sun came crashing down and it was dark, all except this sliver of golden light

Apache Junction looking east

Visiting the cousins and looking up at the Superstition mountains

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Saturday, January 2, 2010

New Years lunch at Wurstkucke

Saturday lunch at Wurstkuche with Fentimans' 'botantically brewed' non-alcoholic Dandelion & Burdick soda and the Belgian 'lambic' beer Floris Apple - splendid beverages to complement the sauages and fries!

"Full-strength infusions of Dandelion leaves and Burdock root, sweetened with pear juice and spiced with a touch of ginger and anise, all intermingle for this traditional English soda favourite."

Brouwerij-Huyghe brewery: