California Storms

California Storms

While we have our electricity back, I’d thought I’d squeeze in a post. Last night’s storm was tremendous and today’s is supposed to be a lot worse with very high wind gusts and a big swell. What’s so interesting about these storms is that...

Capitola-By-The-Sea

We like it best in winter when things quiet down a bit. This is the Venetian Hotel in morning fog, a far cry from it’s sister hotel in Las Vegas. The lagoon in front of the hotel is a seasonal thing. When the rains begin and Soquel Creek starts to run fast  out...

The Roadhouse – Gone Forever

I loved this place from the first time I saw it on the cliff at Pleasure Point. The Road House was built in 1902 with a saloon on the first floor and on the second floor were beds for “extracurricular activities” as well as a massage parlor. Bootleggers...

Glass Mulch for Your Garden

There’s a garden shop in Half Moon bay that sells tumbled glass mulch. Glass mulch for your garden. I don’t know. I’d like to see it in a glass jar or a shallow bowl, but a whole path …it seemed a bit mulch to me. (Click to Zoom is still...

Planet of the Jellies

I brought  a tripod to the Monterey Bay Aquarium one day and learned a valuable lesson. The crowd standing in front of the exhibits parted like biblical waters when they saw the tripod.  I could probably have mounted a cupcake on the tripod and still had the exhibits...