Palo Alto Trees is a selection of images from my recent hike up to The Dish in Palo Alto, California. Although I have lived here for nearly six months this was my first walk up to the iconic dish overlooking Stanford University. In this first image I love the curvature of the background suggesting this is a particularly special tree rising alone on the top of the world. [Read more...]
San Francisco Lands End is my short photo essay on one of the city by the bay’s greatest natural assets. The image above is my favorite shot of 2013 thus far and it reminds me of the stark beauty surrounding this city on all sides. Land’s End is part of the Golden Gate National Park Conservancy and after years of work is now one of the most pristine parks I have seen in the US. I say that because I actually preferred the place when it was bit more ramshackle and difficult to maneuver. Now, there are buses, tourists, and a gift shop? [Read more...]
This week’s Haiku Sunday from 14,000 feet above our normal life commemorates the 4th of July hike on Mount Evans and Summit Lake we took with the brilliant food travel writers Come due Maiali (like two pigs). I strongly encourage everyone to dive into their lovely blog and find out what happens when a Russian Princess meets an American Renaissance man and they begin to tango around the world.
If I only had
a brain said the scarecrow as
he leapt from his perch
Juliet and I were feeling cooped up yesterday after poor weather forced us to cancel our 4 day weekend in Moab, UTAH. On a whim Juliet suggested we go to Boulder to eat Salumi and Pizza at the wonderful Pizzeria Locale.
This wonderful and true Italian pizzeria always delivers an outstanding product indicated by the perfect pie above with mushrooms, buffalo mozzarella, and a wonderfully tangy tomato sauce.
The wine in the glass there was from Sicily – A Cerasuola [Read more...]
I will start by apologizing for being terribly behind in my blog reading and commenting. Juliet is a cardiac nurse in a very specialized procedural area. Because of the nature of her job she must sometimes carry a pager in case of a cardiac emergency at the hospital. [Read more...]
Yesterday Juliet and I went on our 3rd hike of the season. The Lair of the Bear was the name of the trail and while we never saw the Bears or their lairs we did encounter much more snow and mud than we anticipated. [Read more...]
Juliet and I were supposed to go on a very fun cross-country ski lunch on Sunday. Our accountant had other ideas and for 2 full days we languished under the weight of nasty numbers and numerous receipts.
Yesterday the temperature in Denver hit 66 degrees F and we had to go outside. We decided to hike Green Mountain in our neighborhood as it promised good views of the surrounding area and much-needed exercise. [Read more...]