Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Kettle Korn

Kettle Korn Booth, Marin County  2011

Kettle Korn Logo, Marin County  2011

At Mike's latest Farmers Market show, he was within close range of the Kettle Korn booth. Preparing and bagging the Korn is very akin to performance art. One could never get tired of watching the show!

Well, maybe one could.

Nice smell though!

For a while.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Sequoia Beauty

Sequoia Beauty, Marin County  2011

At Mike's latest Farmers Market show he was next to Laurel of Sequoia Beauty. She was fussing over this particular product: it should read "I am new," but customers were reading it as "Eye A.M. New," that is, something meant for morning use only. Not the case . . .

In any event, Laurel bought the only photo that Mike sold that day, a Yosemite juniper. Thanks, Laurel!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Monday Egret Blogging

Egret, Marin County  2011
Seen behind my booth at the Farmers Market. Turned out he wasn't interested in art, but fresh seafood over at the other side.

Wanted to know if we took American Express.

Sunday, August 28, 2011


Sunflowers, Marin County  2011

End of the season. They were starting to go when I took the photo.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Caution Decorative Rock Behind You

Caution, Los Angeles  2011

Decorative Rock, Los Angeles  2011

In the Farmers Market parking lot in Los Angeles.

Somewhat reminds me of this scene in Sausalito.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Yellow Building

Yellow Building, Los Angeles  2011

On Beverly Boulevard.

And self-portrait holding Canon G12.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Hawaii Five-O

Hawaii Five-O, Los Angeles  2011

The CBS building opposite Mike and Hali's motel on Beverly.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Pay Cops More

Pay Cops More, Los Angeles  2011

More street art from the Beverly-Fairfax area.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Local Tourist

Local Tourist, Los Angeles  2011

At the intersection of Beverly and Fairfax, a few blocks from our motel.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Monday Dove Blogging

Birds, Los Angeles  2011

. . . seen in a Los Angeles backyard.

Sunday, August 21, 2011


Bougainvillea, Los Angeles  2011

There's some really colorful bougainvillea planted in front of the CBS building on Beverly Boulevard.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Gargle Dispenser

Gargle Dispenser, Los Angeles  2011

Happy Tooth, Los Angeles  2011

Olympic Boulevard sightems. We met for dinner at a Korean restaurant with Linda and Erica, where the Gargle Dispenser was spotted by Mike in the mens' room. (There was one for the ladies as well.)

Alas, Mike didn't try to use the Gargle Dispenser: he was a little disconcerted by the iPhone's flash going off.

More Happy Teeth here and here.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Oak, Mount Tamalpais

Oak, Mount Tamalpais, Marin County  2011

As Mike made his way downhill the fog was burning off. By the time he got back to his car the fog was gone.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Fog, Loma Alta

Fog, Fences, Ridges, Marin County  2011

Fog as seen from the top of Loma Alta. This has become Mike's go-to hike for a quick scenic view. Takes 45 minutes to get to the top, though.

Compare to bottom photo here.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Fog, Mount Tamalpais

Fog, Mt. Tamalpais, Marin County  2011

Mike noticed that Mt. Tam kept making fog-obscured appearances as he trudged up to the top of Loma Alta.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Fog, Grass

Fog, Grass, Marin County  2011

After Mike noticed low clouds starting to break up from down below he decided to hike on up and check the early morning fog swirling on and around the top of Loma Alta.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Monday Dog Blogging

Dog Walking, San Francisco  2011
Heavily cropped.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Poison Oak, Vetch

Poison Oak, Marin County  2011

Vetch, Marin County  2011
Seen on the slopes of Loma Alta recently.

I think it's vetch, anyway.

Saturday, August 13, 2011


Outhouses, San Rafael  2011

First yesterday's mysterious tableau, now today's enigmatic outhouses.

Friday, August 12, 2011


Tableau, Marin County  2011

Thursday, August 11, 2011


Selling Flutes, Marin County 2011

Mike's booth in San Anselmo was situated between a flute booth and a garlic grater plate booth.

People were certainly fascinated by the flutes, although Mike didn't quite see the appeal.

And the garlic grater plate guys seemed to be doing OK as well.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


Jumping, Marin County  2011
Nice jump, seen from Mike's booth in San Anselmo.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Booth Issues

Booth, AM, Marin County  2011

Broken Strut, Marin County  2011

At the San Anselmo Art & Wine show.

Top: View after dropping off my stuff in the AM.

Bottom: View of one of the top struts the next day. During the night the wind had pushed my canopy southeast into the garlic persons' booth. There must have been enough pressure that, in fact, three of the top struts broke.

$50.00 for replacements. Don't ask about the garlic.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Monday Dog Blogging

Dog, Marin County  2011

Dogs, Marin County  2011

From the vantage point of my booth the San Anselmo Art & Wine festival seemed like a big dog show.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Awnings & Flowers

Awnings & Flowers, Marin County  2011

Taken in one of Mike's many idle moments at the San Anselmo Art & Wine show.

Maybe when Mike upgrades his current Photoshop he will be able to take out the drip irrigation tubing without incurring the tedium that is the clone tool.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

San Francisco Buildings

Buildings, San Francisco  2011
In the center, the Transamerica building, in the upper right hand corner (way back), the B of A building.

Maybe their names have been changed by now, but oh well.

Friday, August 5, 2011


Waiting, San Francisco  2011

. . . for the light to change.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Sidney Walton Square

Portrait of Georgia O'Keefe, San Francisco  2011

Eating Lunch, San Francisco  2011

Scenes opposite one another.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


Taking Pix, San Francisco  2011

. . . taking pix, that is. He isn't in the street! He's in the Embarcadero median.

Mike rarely assumes this pix-taking position. OK, he never assumes this pix-taking position.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Icehouse, Foreign Trade Zone

Icehouse, San Francisco  2011

Foreign Trade Zone, San Francisco  2011
More San Francisco sightems.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Monday Dog Blogging

Dogs, Mazatlan  2002

Taken with the Leica Mini-Lux.