Thursday, September 29, 2011

Notes from Class

... and a week's worth of sea glass.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Light the Night Walk

Mary Ann is leading a Light the Night walk to raise money in honor of her friend Michael Selhorst. He died last November from Leukemia. I had heard so much about Michael Selhorst "The Seahorse" that I felt like knew him.

My dad (that's him below) died of Leukemia when I was 12, so of course I'll be thinking about him as I walk.

Aggles (below) and I would make up stories and characters and Dad would take photos for us. He also shot movies that we'd write and direct. My favorite one was full of scenes that looked hilarious when you ran the film backwards: we jumped off swings, poured lemonade from on high, stuffed deviled eggs in our mouths ... we had a charmed childhood with him.

Click here if you'd like to help sponsor us on the walk. $10, $25: any amount is greatly appreciated. Every little bit of money we raise will help current and future Leukemia victims. Mary Ann has set a goal of $2,000. (She just changed it to $4,000!)

If you'd like to join us, the walk is at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 20 p.m. at Union Square, San Francisco.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Rivera Street

At low tide we parked down by Rivera Street, where there was a big bed of rock, shell, and glass.

This was a serious beachcomber. Even more serious than I am.

Thursday, September 22, 2011


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A knife holder that one of Tom's favorite clients bought by mistake. (She came to the conclusion that she needed a white one.) So guess who got the red one? Yippee!

It's by bodum and you can buy their wonderful things at Target.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

Saturday, September 17, 2011

We Got Our Windmill Back!

We thought it would never happen. While we were in Point Reyes, Peter e-mailed us that the copper dome––all 64 tons of it––had been set in place on top of the Murphy Windmill.

When we got home on Thursday, the arms had been added.

I took the photo yesterday evening from the beach. We can see the windmill from our window. It stands at the southwest corner of Golden Gate Park. We can also see the Dutch Windmill, which stands at the northwest corner of the park. We haven't seen the arms turning yet, but we can't wait.

... The restoration finally got under way in 2002. The dome was sent by ship to Lucas Verbij of Verbij Hoogmade, a company in the Netherlands that has been designing and building windmills since 1868. Nine years later on Monday, a crane hoisted the refurbished cap into the sky and lowered it, inch by inch, on top of the giant. 

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Friday, September 16, 2011

Not Fair!

All of the others (everyone except for Linda and Tom) moved up to Mendocino yesterday for several nights.

Have you heard of Glass Beach? The photo above shows what Barbara collected there today. I repeat: Not fair! Barbara's the one who got me hooked on beach glass, by the way.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

News from Point Reyes

from our favorite column in Point Reyes Light (Sheriff's Calls):

Thursday, September 1
• Point Reyes Station: At 9:06 p.m. a cow was in the road.

Saturday, September 3 
• Inverness: At 2:34 p.m. someone saw a German shepherd running down the road.

• Dillon Beach: At 7 p.m. a woman reported that her grandson, whom she described as having big, round eyes, had not returned after leaving home that morning.

• Stinson Beach: At 8:32 p.m. someone heard fireworks.

• Nicasio: At 9:50 p.m. a brown cow was walking to town on two pairs of white legs.

Sunday, September 4
•Tomales: At 8:30 p.m. a driver narrowly missed a cow.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Good Fortune Bracelet

Larry made this lucky good fortune bracelet for me. He found the Y connector on the ground. Then he wrapped tiny objects (all lucky objects) in silver wire and attached them to the cord. Have you ever seen a more wonderful thing?

* The fortune says No need to worry, you will always have everything you need.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Orange and Blue Evening

In front
of our house.
His antennae are black and white striped!

On the Coastal Trail. Fog horns all day long.

Monday, September 05, 2011

Labor Day: Lots of Sitting Going On

My beautiful next door neighbor Emmy and I labored over lunch for two hours. (Eggplant sandwiches and sweet potato fries.)

When we hit the Coastal Trail this evening, this gigantic bird was sitting in a tree right on the path. An hour later we walked back by and he was still there.

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Sunset HOR Eeks Out Win

The look on Peter's face when I sunk it first. He's an H.
Trying to catch up. Dark clouds forming on the horizon and above Peter's eyebrows as well.

Victory is fleeting and soon forgotten.

The cheerleaders held the fans' attention when the game on the court lagged.

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Game On.

On Sep 3, 2011, at 11:12 AM, Peter wrote:

Final "GAME ON" Press Release

Dear Linda, the DAY of reckoning has arrived (not unlike the Rapture–Harold Camping's reckoning). I am stabilizing the "Spalding" at between 7-9 lbs. pressure–THE ONLY PRESSURE I feel. What if we turn the tables on our two cheerleaders, and MAKE them play a game too–and we can have side bets! ...
Stay Strong

On Sep 3, 2011, at 7:10 PM, Linda wrote:

I'm Ready.

Results tomorrow.

123 4 U

A counting book I love. Found at Green Apple.

And speaking of 3's, the beach glass is from our last 3 walks.

Thursday, September 01, 2011

What Kind of Cheese Is He Dreaming About?

© Linda Davick

Cheat sheet for iPad users:
Imagine a rat snoring in bed under the covers. Outside the window the stars twinkle. There is a new moon. Suddenly the snoring is interrupted, and the rat's nose starts twitching like crazy.