Monthly Archives: May 2011

Home Again

Mandie Jane at Goat Rock State Beach Well, I’m home at last, and that turns out to have been no small accomplishment.  Several high points and pleasures notwithstanding, this has turned out to be as close to the trip from … Continue reading

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Edith Mayan Weaving 9 If all went according to plan, I arrived in Omaha around 5 a.m. this morning and will be on my drive home as this posts.  Hopefully something of greater substance tomorrow. ————————– From a fairly recent … Continue reading

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Edith on the Stool 13 En route today, so think of me as we cross the Rockies. ————————– A recent shoot.

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Leaving the Coast

Alysun at the River The day and one-half spent with Emily and her boyfriend (or, as I sometimes refer to him, my potential future son-in-law) was, as expected, very pleasant.  We ventured across the Bay into San Francisco Thursday afternoon … Continue reading

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Tina-Marie Yesterday drove from Santa Rosa to Oakland, and I’ll be spending today with my daughter Emily there.  Train back tomorrow morning. Nice dinner last night, except you’d think when a restaurant offers a duck breast and leg combination, they’d … Continue reading

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Bottling Day

Feral Pistol Yesterday “The Curmudgeon” was bottled.  Along with several other Bevan Cellars wines, including another “named” wine (“Bab’s,” for another friend from Minneapolis, who was also there).  Here, in sequence, are three photos:  me receiving the first bottle off … Continue reading

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Avery High Key Just a quick note to say Mandie and I had an excellent shoot yesterday along the Pacific coast, part on a beach, and part on rocky escarpments above the pounding surf.  Might have something to show before … Continue reading

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“Curmudgeon,” Day 1

Ceramic Dance 6 Up at a relaxed hour yesterday, then off to meet friend Russell at the Winery at 11 a.m.  We got straight to business, tasting a few of his wines, including eventually my namesake wine, “The Curmudgeon.”  Always … Continue reading

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Travelogue and Arrival

Kat’s Reflections 14 Once again it was across the Great Plains and mountains by train.  Still refusing to subject myself to TSA’s excesses, the only realistic option for getting to wine country was the California Zephyr, this time from Omaha … Continue reading

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Zaila Floats 15 As you read this, if the train is on time, we should be arriving shortly in Reno.  Today will be climbing into the Sierra Nevada near Lake Tahoe, then arriving in the Bay Area this afternoon.  I’ll … Continue reading

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