Yearly Archives: 2013

Pretty Kitties

Just a few pictures of Pan and Hera from over the past year:   

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Resi & Troy’s Baby Shower

Click on through for pictures from Resi & Troy’s baby shower this past weekend:

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Gorgeous Traffic Jam

Gorgeous sky while sitting in traffic on highway 17 (at 85 interchange)…

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My Landscaping, A Year Later

It’s been over a year since Terra Nova started work on my landscaping, replacing my traditional lawn with this no mow meadow garden.  It’s come along nicely and I think it suits this property well, blending in much better with the surrounding wild landscape:     

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Ride to Monterey

Earlier this week, Darlene and I made a little two-day, round-trip bike excursion to Monterey and back from Santa Cruz.  It worked out to about 101 miles round trip from my place in the hills near Scotts Valley.  We had actually intended to go down on Monday, hang out on Tuesday and return Wednesday but […]

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Halloween Night 2013

Pictures from a Halloween night out in Palo Alto – left to right, Martha, Maryanne, Darlene, me, Rachel and John:   

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Brought Home a Tesla!

Okay, well… half a Tesla.  ;-)  Tesla Motors supplies the battery and drivetrain for this vehicle, Toyota’s second generation RAV4 EV. Hey, but it’s shiny!  And fast!  And it goes much further on a charge than my 2011 Nissan LEAF:  folks say they get 120+ miles even at highway speeds.  This will be much more […]

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Norwegian Road Trip

After our week in Scotland, we were off to see a bit of Norway! (September 19th-30th, 2013)   Our first day was just an air travel day from Edinburgh through Heathrow and on to Oslo, with some extra time lost having to return to the airport to pick up our delayed baggage.  But the next […]

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A Week in Scotland

These are pictures from a weeklong trip touring central Scotland (September 12th-18th, 2013) with Darlene and her friends, Jane and Janie, before continuing on to Norway. I’ve organized the Scotland portion of the trip into three separate galleries: Days 1-3: Kingdom of Fife and Stirling Days 4-6: Loch Ness and the Highlands Days 6-7: Edinburgh

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Shiny Girl in Blue

Here are some pictures of Darlene and I trying out my new toy: a latex vacuum bed, from Kink Engineering.  I’ve long wanted to try one of these!  It’s a “bed” made of latex that you slide someone into and use a vacuum hose to suck out all the air, leaving your volunteer/victim shrink-wrapped and […]

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