Monday, July 27, 2009

The Creeping Fog

Driving toward the Caldecott Tunnel on 24--wall of fog up ahead, stopping just short of Orinda.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Symbolic Trees of Cinema - Alice in Wonderland

Tim Burton recently showed a trailer for his Alice movie (coming out in 2010) and here it is, featuring a big tree stump/rabbit hole and an older Alice revisiting her childhood haunts. Burton understands the imaginative world of trees from a child's point of view. Remember Sleepy Hollow?

Saturday, July 18, 2009


These happen frequently around here in the summer and through September--as long as there are clouds. Otherwise--forget it.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

We are hot

It was 100 degrees today and it's been in the 90s for the past few days. Should cool off in the next couple of days, but I'm good--swimming in the pool a lot. Getting tan for the first time in years. I used to get coffee-colored when I was a kid, growing up in the East Bay. This is reminding me of that. Tree and fountain from Heather Farm Park in Walnut Creek.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Former Tree - Walnut Creek, CA

What's left of a giant Oak along the Iron Horse Trail. This trail, along with the Contra Costa Canal Trail, runs near our house and allows us to bike, run or walk throughout the city without hardly using an actual street. Yes, including to downtown. I'm biking to Macy's next time there's a sale.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Geodesic Dome at Canyon School

The dome is made of railroad ties and resides in the playground of the rustic Canyon School in Canyon, California; originally established in 1918.

Sue likes that there's a tree growing in the middle of it.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Mystery Fruit Tree

My new landlord likes to garden in our yard and we happily comply. We've got a bunch of fruit trees going on back there: apple, lemon, orange, plum, and this mystery tree. He told us he doesn't know what kind of fruit it grows, "But it's sweet." Anyone? Anyone?

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Cloud on I-5

I tried posting this twice already and Blogger swallowed it whole. I guess Blogger knows best because there's not a tree in sight. But that's the way it is driving in the valley in California. If you must drive 5, try to stick to Oregon and the very northern-most section of California. That is my advice to you. We liked this cloud because it gave us something to look at for many miles and it never rained on us once.