Truckee, California

postcard: Truckee
Postcard: Main Street, Truckee
Adventures in Truckee: Joys of “Coffee And”…the Rocking Stone…candied apples.

Loyalton, California

Children raised by a village.

Battleship Texas

Birthday drive, and a series of firsts…San Jacinto Monument…Battleship Texas…Galveston…IKEA. Austin is always sweeter after a trip to east Texas.

San Francisco: Japantown 2004

A long walk to Japantown…lunch at a floating sushi restaurant…book-buying at Kinokuniya…the stationers…sushi for dinner.

Big Bend: Lost Mines Trail

Out of the fog into another world.

Big Bend: Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive

Driving and walking in the shadow of Mt. Doom.

Big Bend: The Window

Peering through nature’s window: a drive…a hike…a beer.

Lake District: Great Langdale

From the fells and dales, perfect English countryside.

Oxford: Brasenose College

postcard: Oxford
Visiting his alma mater.

Blenheim Palace, The Lavender Garden

Alderley Edge

Our fairy tale travels.

San Francisco: Golden Gate Park

I must admit that I had no idea of the size of Golden Gate Park nor of its history when I first came to wander in it unexpectedly…My preference for exploring any place on foot, without a map or a guide book, keeps me alert to anything I may encounter and in a constant state of surprise. –Chiang Yee “The Silent Traveller in San Francisco”

San Francisco: Japanese Garden

Walking in the footsteps of ghosts.

San Francisco: SFMOMA

10:00. Every city, every place I suppose, has its own rhythm. Learning to flow with the dance in the streets takes time. I’m up very late this morning.
photo: SFMOMA

San Francisco: Japantown 2003

postcard: Samurai