Be Back Soon!

I’m taking a short break from this blog of just a few days. I have some work to do on my Louse for a House and I have an unplanned photo shoot on Friday. So, in the meantime, here are some pretty photos to look...

Summer Is Well and Truly Over

The light has changed. The boardwalk is open now only on weekends. The rainy season has begun and we all hope for a lot of rain, it’s our bath water next year.  I like the rain and the quietness of a resort town in winter but I miss that beautiful blue sky....

Beware of Monster Trees

A couple I know bought a house with a big mistake on it, a thirty-year old cypress tree. Decades ago some well-intentioned idiot planted four of these comely but someday monsters on a lot the size of my living room. One was cut down years ago. The city cut down two...

Burning Man and the Dragons of Eden

Lucy is possessed by a magnificent obsession. She makes pyrotechnics for Burning Man. Marlene and I would never have discovered her if she had lived anywhere else in Santa Cruz but on the way to Marlene’s from my house. For months we had seen a strange and...

Boomeria and the Wizard of Bonny Doon

A voice of doom bellowed from the speaker beside the old wooden door, “Who goes there?” I stood in the shadows outside the door, closed in by the over hanging branches of the trees. I babbled in French that it was Marie Antoinette and I was buzzed in,...

Aftermath – Santa Cruz Wildfires

It was so quiet. Ash piled like snow among the charred trees, the landscape leached of color. It was horrifying to see because it was obvious that the people who lived here had to run for their lives leaving behind everything that defined their daily lives, everything...