Friday, May 30, 2014


Setting up to work in the workshop/studio. I'm wondering if the shop lights that I have will work for photography.  I started with hardware

Then moved on to a live model

Who determined when the session was over

In bocca al lupo.  m (no v)

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Working in the Workshop

The walk to work:

Creating, exploring, retreating, and never forgetting...

In bocca al lupo.  m (no v)

Monday, May 19, 2014

Good Kitty

What started as decorations to hang from the ceiling in my father's room when he had dementia became favorite toys of my cat.  She somehow found several of them and busies herself carrying them from room to room.  I sometimes would come home from work and find them carefully arranged at the front door to greet me as I arrived.  While v was ill she would line them up next to his side of the bed.  We considered them cat charms by then.  One morning, recently, I found one placed on my chest as I awoke.  I took it as a kind of blessing, or cheering up gift.

We have many forms of friends, and angels come in many guises.

In bocca al lupo.  m (no v)

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Lavender Harvest

Lavender harvest time.

Plenty of time for a second bloom.  It always looks better at this stage instead of left to blow out.  I don't take it all at once anyway, too heartbreaking to remove such a display.

It might be therapeutic, but being in the garden without v is so so hard.  

What I'm finding that helps the most is just walking miles and miles...

In bocca al lupo.  m (no v)

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Shades of Grey and Black

Well, there it is.  Sometimes the lows don't lift.

In bocca al lupo.  m (no v)

Friday, May 9, 2014

Life on Earth

Chambered Nautilus.

This is what I love about looking at the surface of the sea...imagining what might be just below the surface and beyond.  It's all so very precious and so very vulnerable, as are we all. What can we do to protect them and ultimately ourselves?

In bocca al lupo.  m (no v)

Thursday, May 8, 2014

New Friends

A chance shot and new friends.  Above is my favorite shot from the winter band concert at Monterey Peninsula College.  Tonight when I went to shoot their spring concert I was greeted like an old friend from several of the band members.  r is a retired physics teacher and plays the baritone sax for the band.  Thank you v for getting me this camera!

In bocca al lupo.  m (no v)

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Studio Cat

I'm not always alone, once in a rare while she keeps me company in the studio/shop. We listen to baseball while I work around her.

In bocca al lupo.  m (no v)

Saturday, May 3, 2014


It doesn't always work

Then I take a nap

And sometimes the color comes back.  

In bocca al lupo. m (no v)

Friday, May 2, 2014


Back to the farmers market.

In bocca al lupo.  m (no v)

Thursday, May 1, 2014


It's been HOT here and the lettuce is threatening to bolt! Always plenty to share around the neighborhood and with friends.  Slime free thanks to the possums who live in the old car shed behind the fence.  We discovered where they were living when our elderly neighbor sold her father's '59 International pick up truck.  When she and the buyers pulled a cover off the bed they discovered a family of possums had been living there.  The truck is gone, but the possums seem to have found another room in the shed since they are still foraging in this garden. I am so pleased. Ciao, Bello!

In bocca al lupo. m (no v)