In my high school newspaper there was a regular list called Roses and Raspberries, with the roses going to good things …
Outdoors around Oakland
Plants by a lake, and plants at home. The season is warming up.
A visit to Vero Beach
We make a little trip to the east side of the state.
Musings on summer, on California, on fruit desserts past and present.
Last few days in New Zealand
Our last days in New Zealand: a lake, a mountain, a dog, an upright bass, and a huge assortment of …
Fall fantasy: NZ from coast to mountains to coast
After days along the South Island's east coast, we end up in the mountains, where autumn and winter mix. Then …
Read More "Fall fantasy: NZ from coast to mountains to coast"
Magical New Zealand: coastal South Island
Recap of five days driving around the South Island, from historic stately homes to sea lions and albatrosses.