There is a whole lot going on…

WOW !!! I need to reflect a moment on how much has happened in the last few weeks and months. A big chapter closes as desert wonderland goes to new desert lovers and leaves me the Tile House solo. A frenzy of cleaning and shifting energies, a gorgeous sky every day, a tour of wonderland…

San ƒran©is©o

While attending a workshop in Lodi I was filled with visual stimulus in San Francisco. Here on Clement Street I saw these rabbits made by children for the Chinese New Year, Year of the Rabbit. Click any of the images in this post to see larger. Below are some images from the store in the…

Desert Spring

There is no way to describe the diversity and expanse of wildlife and flora in this particular Spring. With the mild El Niño temperatures and all the rains, the desert is still a vast blooming eye pleaser. Varieties seldom seen have appeared in technicolour before our eyes. Desert Iguanas saunter along while Whiptails nervously stay…

Santa Barbara MOSAIC workshop

Join Perry in his Santa Barbara garden and learn the art of mosaics. Using tile and pottery, broken ceramics and special bits from his ocean bone yard. You will create a piece of work that you can finish and take home. Day one, August 8, 2009 we will start at 10 am to design and…

California Quail…Botanical Gardens Santa Barbara

Went to the Botanical Gardens to see how it faired in the fire and was amazed at charred palms coming back and a gorgeous meadow full of flowers surrounded by burned and charred mountains. The California Quail was waiting for us !! Upon consulting the Peterson Western Birds Guide I found that Gambel’s Quail and…

MILK

I am emotionally blown away by the film. Milk. I lived in San Francisco for 25 years. I lived on Castro Street a block away from Harvey’s camera store. He was an incredible sweet man to know in the neighborhood, always a smile. Shopped for film at his store, back in the day when there…