Friday, August 24, 2018

Drafting Tools



Some old drafting tools: An electric eraser (I wore out three of them in twenty years) and a couple of horsehair brushes, one with years of graphite and one unused.


Drawing the foundation plan for a loading dock in Watsonville the old fashioned way.




All my old drafting tools, and some I've collected,  have found their way to the tool museum.


The computer and software have made it easy to produce clean, crisp and clear drawings. Curves are easy! No more graphite or erasure crumbs and debilitating back problems.

Here's a framing plan for a unit at the Post Ranch in Big Sur.











Thursday, August 23, 2018

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Steller's Jay



A frequent visitor.












Saturday, August 18, 2018

Seat of the Universal House of Justice



Seat of the Universal House of Justice, Mt. Carmel, Haifa, Israel


"The Great Peace towards which people of good will throughout the centuries have inclined their hearts, of which seers and poets for countless generations have expressed their vision, and for which from age to age the sacred scriptures of mankind have constantly held the promise, is now at long last within the reach of the nations. For the first time in history it is possible for everyone to view the entire planet, with all its myriad diversified peoples, in one perspective. World peace is not only possible but inevitable. It is the next stage in the evolution of this planet...."



The Universal House of Justice
The Promise of World Peace










Friday, August 10, 2018

Santa Cruz--Bruce Owens









A photograph by Bruce Owens looking south across Monterey Bay towards the Salinas Valley from Santa Cruz.














Captian Juergen Raps Retirement Flight From SFO



 Good weather blessed Captain Juergen Raps' retirement flight from SFO to Frankfurt, Germany, with clear views of San Francisco and the Bay Area.  The video includes the crew pushback, taxi and take off, as well as a ride on a Harley Davidson across an active tarmac and a comment on the responsive characteristics of the Airbus A380.








Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Sunday, August 5, 2018