Friday, June 26, 2009

kermit does corks

Kermit Lynch has partnered with ReCork America in a program to reuse and recycle unwanted corks! I've been saving corks for years since my dad and I both knew artists who used cork as their medium. Now there's no reason for all y'all who don't save corks to start, and pick up a bottle of your favorite Cotes du Whatever while you're at it from good ol' Kermit!

Monday, June 22, 2009

back to the basic goat

I saw these goats grazing on a hillside behind USF last Thursday evening. Apparently they belong to City Grazing, an alternative to lawnmowers, weedcutters and other gas-guzzling yard equipment.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

sequoias giganticus

As Bay Area residents, we often get visitors who want to tour California, see the City, the Coast and of course the Redwoods. About 12 years ago, a Swiss couple came to visit, and inquired where they could see the big Redwoods. My dad steered them away from Muir Woods and toward Sequoia National Park where you could experience the really big old trees. After a few martinis, he insisted on calling them by what he thought was their Latin name "Sequoias Giganticus." This has been a running joke in our family ever since.

So a couple weekends ago, my dad and I went on a photo weekend to Amador, Stanislaus and Calaveras Counties. We stopped by the "Big Trees" National Park to picnic. I took a brochure so we could figure out what kind of big trees were in the park.