I was recently in California, a place I love. Mainly Oakland, where I was visiting GeekOutsider, though I was in San Francisco some as well. It’s refreshing to go somewhere with such a different atmosphere, such a different look from where I live now. [I’ve been back from vacation for a while but I’ve been working non-stop. Caught a cold, too, inconveniently, on which I blame plane air; always so suspicious and dry.]
Lake Merritt is lousy with ducks and cranes. I do like a good crane.
Love this shot of the barista’s tattoos and sneakers.
A gorgeous market basket, carried by my hosts.
Seriously, who doesn’t want a succulent wall? If you follow me on instagram you know I’m always stopping to take pictures of plants. Flowers especially. I find them beautiful and like to have them as studies for painting.
Murals outside historic black bookstore Marcus Books, a wonderfully curated bookstore.
New Zealand Christmas Tree
Isn’t this pineapple situation amazing? I just found it like this…
Dim sum! Guys, I had so much dim sum. So many black bean sesame balls.
Too bad I didn’t take pictures of the food at Elephant Sushi or Burma Love, so, so good. Burma Love or Burma Superstar: can’t go wrong.