Thursday, April 30, 2009


That's Walter P. Chrysler with his very first car, the 1924 Chrysler.

Monday, April 27, 2009


If you like musical strings, here are just a few of them:

Thursday, April 23, 2009

UP 844!

Union Pacific's #844 came through the East Bay earlier this week. It was nostalgia time.

Thereafter, she (steam engines are always female) headed East across the Altamont.

Fun times. I miss them, sometimes

Do, Re, Mi

Belgium does a few things well, after all.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Springtime Revisited

Here's a shot of 772 Hilton Road in its previous incarnation, just prior to the partial demolition and rebuilding. The date is about this time in 2004.
And here we are in mid-April of 2009:
And, for a small bonus, here's a close-up of DW's flowering arbor:
DW is pleased.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

April 18 1906 - 2009

We all are familiar with the "Painted Ladies" of San Francisco, on Alamo Square:
Here's a somewhat earlier shot, taken on 18 April 1906. Notice the contrasts.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Temperature Going Up To 80F

The lovely mail lady backed her truck up to the front door today. Said she had to deliver a package. Then, she said "You have a wonderful little oasis up here. Quiet, lots of flowers, great rose smells. Reminds me of the mother's house."

That's very nice.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

A New Week Begins

Take a deep breath, a long view, and growing patience. The stock markets move, as always:

Thursday, April 09, 2009


That's Neat!

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Rest In Peace

Morris T. C. Winnacker
1991 - 2009

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Cherry Blossom Time in D.C.

But, we're not doing badly in the 94595 (a little LA lingo there.) DW reminds me that we have three types of Cherry trees. I respond, of course, with "I know. Two types in the back, and one type in front."
In the back:

In the front:

And, oh yes, we're under the direct path from Seattle to Los Angeles
You should look closely for the contrail, or click to expand.
(Or, just trust me, okay?)