Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Tarascon Stagecoach -Van Gogh 1888

TARASCON STAGECOACH  - Vincent Van Gogh 1888

Monday, September 18, 2017

Mahvash Sabet

Iranian Bahá'í Mahvash Sabet was released from Evin Prison today after serving nearly 10 years in the Women's Ward. Her crime was her faith.

Mahvash with her husband, father, and family.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Everest Khumbu Ice Fall (Gineth Soto)

'The Khumbu icefall is a passage of constantly-falling ice from the head of the Khumbu glacier, at the point where the ice begins to melt. It is found at around 5,486 metres (17,999ft) above sea level on the Nepalese side of Mount Everest, not far from base camp.

It has been labelled the most dangerous part of the trip up the South Col route to the summit of the mountain.'

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Window Display

Years ago, I volunteered afternoons at the Cooper House store in Monterey as a member of the Old Monterey Preservation Society (OMPS) with Nina Alioti. One quiet afternoon, I sketched the window display.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Old Coffee Cans

Don't know if they still sell coffee in cans. I remember some of these.

 My grandfather used to buy this brand.

Old cans and succulents.

Coffee can and inner tube drum.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Monday, September 4, 2017

Firewood Crib

I just finished building a crib for my firewood.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Carolina Shag

Gotta love the Carolina Shag.

What makes this great is that it's all lead and follow, i.e., it's not choreographed. They obviously know the music and have danced together previously, but they improvise on the fly.  Outstanding!

The dancing starts @ 0:44

She hijacks him @2:07

Friday, September 1, 2017

День Знаний (Knowledge Day)

'Knowledge Day (Russian: День Знаний), often simply called 1 September, is the day when the school year traditionally starts in Russia. It has special significance for the incoming class of first graders who come to school for the first time and often participate in a celebratory assembly on this date'Wiki

These are screenshots from the video below of how -in Ufa at least--pictures of the new students are posted with their names and aspirations.

The boy in the upper right is named Edgar, and he wants to be president!

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Seldom Inn

Seldom Inn, Pescadero, California

Friday, August 25, 2017