To commemorate the final day (today) of my current commute (I signed an agreement not to discuss the details of my employment status change, so mind your own beeswax, all you stickybeaks!), here are a few of the sights (I hesitate calling any of this "Roadside Art") along my concluding route to and from the … Continue reading Signs & Wonders
Happy Valentine's Day! For more trees, you might like: Tree Dreaming Wednesday Words on the Wild: Trees Thursday Thoughts on the Trees: Stumped!
First things first. This isn't about getting to Lassen Volcanic National Park. It's about finding Lassen in your heart and mind. Question? "So how do I get to Lassen?" Hmm. Maybe I wasn't clear. The purpose here is more, um, more of an emotional and hypothetical journey than a literal one. Yes, ma'am? "Are there … Continue reading How To Find Lassen
Technically this isn't "roadside" art, but it is art, and it is on the road, so there. (Yes, I'm about nine years old emotionally today. Whaddaya gonna do about it, huh? Yeah, well, make me.) The annual Pasadena Chalk Art festival featured "Half Dome" by Jenson Castro in 2016: So there!
Barn's Burnt down -- now I can see the moon. ~ Mizuta Masahide (All from same night: Full Moon; Eclipsed Moon; Partially Eclipsed Moon)
Tonight brings us the first of two lunar eclipses due this year. See the link for more info, or use your favorite sky-watching site to get viewing instructions (if you haven't already). The moon is supposed to be red! (So will my neighbors be when they hear me stomping around on the roof in the middle of the … Continue reading Heads Up!
Where I'd like to be: Where I'm actually going: Today I start a new round of Physical Therapy, this time related to the C6 section of my spine. Previously thought it was a pinched nerve in my shoulder. Neurologist narrowed it down to the C6. It's better now (the issue started before I went camping … Continue reading Chain Reaction
Today may be National Pie Day, yet everyone seems to reaching for something else, between today's Oscar nominations, last weekend's U.S. government shutdown, the upcoming Super Bowl LII, and... Bill Cosby doing stand-up again in advance of his trial! Huh? Anyway, you get my point. Everybody wants their slice. Unfortunately, not all pies are shared. And metaphorically speaking, YOU are … Continue reading Grab a Slice
As promised, here's my other favorite float, which also serves as a tonic for mid-winter camping withdrawals: Can you blame me, though? Children, camping, and curing cancer! They had me at the, "I Heart Camp mug." And THEN I saw the campfire. Seatbelts on the logs. Buckle in for some stories, kids! More info on … Continue reading Cure for a Camper
Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! Last year, I went to the Rose Parade viewing event on the day after the parade, and admired the floats up close. I skipped blogging those photos, certain that all the Rose Parade fans already enjoyed it all on TV in high definition close-up. Instead, I told you about … Continue reading Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (2018)