Sunday, May 29, 2011

So these two people I know got married...

Congratulations to Nick and Marie Bencivenga!


Santa Rosa was home to Charles Schulz, creater of the Peanuts comic strip from 1965 until his death in early 2000. This morning I was taking a drive around the area to get a better sense of the city, and started noticing statues of Peanuts characters all over the place. There's a Charles Schulz museum (maybe I'll have time to go to it tomorrow), but I wanted to share the photos of Snoopy, Lucy, Marcie and Woodstock.

In the Barnyard

We're up in Santa Rosa for my sister's wedding, but I've taken a bit of time to shoot some of the local scenery. These barns look great on the Wine Country background, frozen in time.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Birthday Adventures in Pasadena

Teenie had her birthday this weekend, so Emmanuel and I took her out and about geocaching in Pasadena. Little did we know there'd be so many amazing things to find (except for caches, we only found 1 of the 3 we went out for).

First up is the house with the mosaic tiles the proudly declare the owner a professional in the movie industry.

We had "Zushi" for lunch - lots of fresh fish and tasty rice (and a happy little sister)

Finally we stopped at "Syrup" in Downtown Los Angeles for dessert that night - Teenie had a chocolate crêpe, I had an asian pear, bacon and gouda grilled cheese sandwich on walnut raisin bread, and Eman had this fancy latté with his crêpe.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Look Up

Bunny and I went to Stern Grove a few weeks ago when I was visiting; the park is basically a giant hole in the city filled with Redwoods and a huge concert venue where they host a summer concert series. We spent most of our time at the little pond trying to attract the two ducks to come over to us. It's a little hidden oasis in the outskirts of the city.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

At the Minna Gallery

Bunny and I went to the showing of her painting, "Show Me Magic" at the Minna Gallery in San Francisco last night. The gallery was opened like a nightclub, and her painting was directly centered across from the bar. With its stunning blues and bright red, the painting was absolutely glowing against the earth tones of the gallery.
 As we were leaving, I couldn't help but snap a picture of my car in its natural habitat.