Tuesday, March 31, 2009

8:22 am, 3.31.09

I was walking to the bank this morning, and I saw a book torn apart on a corner. It's always so strange to me to see books in pieces.

San Francisco, CA

7:24 pm, 3.31.09

Taken right outside my apartment at sunset. You can see the buildings downtown! Shiny.

Denver, CO

Monday, March 30, 2009

5:03 pm, 3.30.09

This is the alley right across the street from my work. I always think it's really strange that our office building is nestled into this cliff. That's Telegraph Hill, the one with Coit Tower on the top. And I love that yellow flowering bush/tree.

San Francisco, CA

7:46 pm, 3.31.09

Firehouse down the block.

Denver, CO

11:00am, 3.30.09

My Mom's kitchen.

Denver, CO

Sunday, March 29, 2009

3:27 pm, 3.29.09

The tail end of Baxter. This image is very representational of Baxter's personality.

Forestville, CA

12:11 am, 3.29.09

Too funny not to post... I was born at 11:30 pm on March 28th, so here I am with Jess and Darren loving the first hour of 29-ness. Yessss.

Denver, CO

5:00pm, 3.29.09

My friend Dave and me in front of the "bean" in Chicago. I'm not the photographer, obviously, so I guess this is "cheating."

Saturday, March 28, 2009

5:52 pm, 3.28.09

Sea pinks in my Dad's back yard.

Happy birthday my dear Stephie!

Forestville, CA

6:5pm, 3.28.09

Today was my 29th birthday, and so I invited folks out to Vine Street Pub, for some good beers and food. I had such a wonderful time with everyone. This little one above is one of the two babies that attended the festivities at the beginning of the evening (yep, must be getting older...) Isn't she awesome and celebrating in style with the slinky that Jess got me from Casa Bonita the night before? I feel so blessed to have so many wonderful people around me who I dig, and who seem to think I'm alright too. So far, I'm liking 29.

Denver, CO

10:00am, 3.28.09

A mermaid for Carly. (And a Native American for you, Steph??? These seem like weird sculptures to put side-by-side.)

Chicago, IL

Friday, March 27, 2009

7:40 pm, 3.27.09

My step-brother, who has been living in Germany for the last couple of winters, just came back for a visit and brought me this mini boot shot glass! Das boot!

Forestville, CA

9:43pm, 3.27.09

Here is one of the four desserts my family and I rounded out meal our with after a very pleasant night dining at Root Down. The waitress put a candle in this one for my birthday because she said it was the best dessert and she was right. Officially it is called the "Banana 'Creme Brulee' Pie with Peanut Butter-Hazelnut Cookie Crust and Whipped Sour Cream. It was soooo good. And, when I blew the candle out, all the shaved chocolate pieced flew across the table.

Denver, CO

2:00pm, 3.27.09

Rocks and carved books at the Southern Graphics Printmaking Conference.

Chicago, IL

Thursday, March 26, 2009

5:02 pm, 3.26.09

The ramp in the back of the building at work.

San Francisco, CA

6:00pm, 3.26.09

"Return to Goya Caprichos" by Enrique Chagoya.

This one features Linda Tripp.

6:16 pm, 3.26.09

We've gotten quite a bit of snow here today. Look at the way the snow has piled up against the door! I swept that porch at 10:30 am! Amazing. And it's still coming down steadily. Almost everything got canceled today-- from work to extracurricular events. Colorado has some pretty decent snow clearing devices but when it comes down this hard and this fast, they can't keep up. And you know what, I like it. Tacos and movies for us tonight!

Cozy in my apartment, Denver, CO

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

9:59 am, 3.25.09

I got this on my screen this morning at work when I tried to open a file. It was a very exciting morning.

San Francisco, CA

6:56pm, 3.25.09

I went to a kid's art show this evening organized by my librarian-ish friend Kristin. One of the best installments were these awesome clay pieces in honor of Dr. Suess. This is just one sweet sample among many awesome pieces.

And here's another, because I forgot to take a picture yesterday:

Athmar Library, Denver, CO

8:00pm, 3.25.09

Chicago, IL

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

12:13 pm, 3.24.09

The computer wires in the office.

San Francisco, CA

3:00pm, 3.24.09

My latest printmaking assignment had to be 50 square feet! These are charcoal drawings as well as prints.

Laramie, WY

Monday, March 23, 2009

5:37 pm, 3.23.09

I know I already posted a picture of this orchid a few days ago, but I just had to capture it in the light. These flowers are amazing!

Thank you again M & E!

San Francisco, CA

2:00pm, 3.23.09

Laramie, WY

9:40 pm, 3.23.09

My parents returned from New Zealand today. This is a bone carved in the shape of a koru which is a Maori symbol for a fern frond, and peace and tranquility and spirituality and regrowth/new beginnings. I usually get a little introspective around my birthday and think about the year past and the year coming and what I hope to happen and my goals for myself so this symbol seems fitting to me now.

Denver, CO

Sunday, March 22, 2009

1:00pm, 3.22.09

My friend Carolyn and this nice fellow, Chad, came to visit me on the ranch. I love his expression here.

4:14pm, 3.22.09

The weather down here in Denver has been pretty spring-like, lately. (Not like the blizzard Tessa is supposed to be getting.) It has been so spring-like, in fact, that the flowering trees and bushes are already starting to push out some flowers-- an occurrence which is about 3-4 weeks earlier than normal. I love the change of season, but I'm concerned about drought this summer and, oh yeah, GLOBAL WARMING. Speaking of, I took this picture as we walked to go pick up my newly purchased bike.

Denver, CO

12:19 pm, 3.22.09

My keyboard.

San Francisco, CA

Saturday, March 21, 2009

12:22 pm, 3.21.09

Little Jon Jon sleeping on the bed. Note the new little notch in his ear. It's his first ear notch. He's a real man now.

San Francisco, CA

1:00am, 3.21.09

Walter loves Caro.

Laramie, WY

12:52 am, 3.21.09

Lancer Lounge. Awesome dive bar.

Denver, CO

Friday, March 20, 2009

11:35 pm, 3.20.09

This is a beautiful orchid I received from some very good friends of mine. Thank you to both of you. It brightens my day! Someday I'll take a picture of it in the daylight so you can see the colors.

San Francisco, CA


I tried to find a sprig of green nestled beneath leaves and winter brambles but found nothing to commemorate this first day of spring. This calf and her ma will have to do.

Laramie, WY

1:27pm, 3.20.09

Weird, huh?

Denver, CO

Thursday, March 19, 2009

7:11 pm, 3.17.09

Sunset at Shell Beach.

Jenner, CA

6:17pm, 3.19.09

Along Hwy 36 between Boulder and Denver are a herd of cows. About a month ago, tiny baby cows started showing up so I like to say hi to them when we drive by. I took this picture while my friend was driving so I didn't get the best shot of them, but they're still dang cute.

Hwy 36, CO

5:00pm, 3.19.09

Laramie, WY

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

6:32 pm, 3.17.09

Lichen and Moss on a coastal rock, now known as William's Rock.

Northern California Coast, Jenner, CA

Note: I am breaking the rules and posting several pictures from the same day, partially because it was a very important day with many beautiful things in it, and partially because I was so exhausted when I got back to the city that I didn't take pictures for a few days and am only now getting around to posting these. That's life.

4:00pm, 3.18.09

Laramie, WY

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

3:42 pm, 3.17.09

This is a fantastically wonderful bay tree on our favorite hike to spread some of William's ashes.

Pomo Canyon, Jenner, CA

7:12pm, 3.17.09

Trees against dusky clouds.

Denver, CO

3.17.09, 5:00pm

Squawking. Lots of squawking. Must be nearing spring.

Laramie, WY

Monday, March 16, 2009

6:33 pm, 3.16.09

A fern in the park across the street from my mom's.

Sebastopol, CA

8:29 pm, 3.16.09

My first glove. It took me nearly 29 years to own my own, but now I do. I'm going to be a softball hero pretty soon.

Denver, CO

10:00am, 3.16.09

Laramie, WY

Sunday, March 15, 2009

1:07 pm, 3.15.09

A sunflower in one of the bouquets for my mom. Today we had a celebration for William. Yellow was one of his favorite colors.

Petaluma, CA

7: 41pm, 3.15.09

Renwood Old Vine Zinfandel. T drank this on our first date during which I subjected him to a game of Scrabble (after which his friends purportedly referred to me as "Scrabble Girl"). We call it "Falling-in-Love Wine" now, even though I drank something else not as tasty that night. We've been together 2.5 years today! Yowza!

Denver, CO

11:00am, 3.15.09

Chicken meets rabbit.

Laramie, WY

Saturday, March 14, 2009

7:18 pm, 3.14.09

A view of the sunset from my mom's street.

Sebastopol, CA