Our next door neighbors Joe and Juline hosted their 20th Annual House Concert, Jazz by the Bay (window). Their window is called the bay window not because it’s a bay window. It’s not. It has an amazing view of the bay! Back in 1994 esteemed bassist, Bill Douglass, lamented to his friend Joe Paulino, that he wished […]
I finally got around to getting my haircut. Yes, I go to the Caledonia Street Barber Shop here in town. Today I noticed the music on their AM radio: Radio Sausalito: 1610 on our radio dial. It was some awesome vintage jazz. I had no idea Sausalito has an advertising-free, 24 hour jazz radio station. […]
All we need is a disco ball in this video: a time lapse of the sunset in Sausalito as seen from the front yard. The closest cloud interested me. I had high hopes, expecting great and swirly things from it. About 20 minutes into the time lapse shoot, I noticed that the clouds to the […]
I thought, “Well, while I’m here…” So, after shooting the pano of the Golden Gate Bridge, I shot this pano of one of the many batteries that guarded the entrance to the bay: Battery Spenser. Our exit into Sausalito is the Spenser exit, named after this battery which is close by.
The Sistoid Unit requested a pano of the piano in the living room. Here are two: one during the day (HDR) and one in the evening.
This afternoon we meandered around Sausalito and Point Bonita. I just watched the parade of lighted boats and the holiday fireworks (from the house). What a wonderful city! To get more familiar with kitCam, I shot a few pics along the way. You can see from the larger images just one of the reasons why […]
I’m not too sure how much rain fell over the past 3 days, but it seemed to be of Biblical proportions. One of our friends posted that his dog, Madison, was upset she wasn’t going to be allowed on the arc because she had been neutered. When the rain is pounding, you can hardly hear […]
Last week I posted about the piano mover getting their truck stuck at the bottom of our hill. What I didn’t mention is that they pushed the piano bench, legs and the pedal assembly up the hill to the house. Doesn’t it look nice?
I meant to mention that last Thursday: I was driving home from the neighborhood grocery store, through a densely populated part of Sausalito during the afternoon. As I turned a steep curve a fox was trotting down the middle of the road. Maybe he didn’t hear me or simply wasn’t frightened by the silent electric […]
I was very excited to finally be getting the piano on which I practiced as a child. It left Florida at the beginning of October and has been winging its way to Sausalito ever since. It was delivered today. Well, maybe, kinda, sorta. I stressed to the company that our street was exceedingly steep. I […]
Well, the new solar energy panels are atop the house and percolating! I’m glad we are doing our part to live more sustainably: driving on sunshine and producing electric energy from the sunshine. In the few days we have had the solar system live, we have produced exactly 99.9 kWhs of electricity. Right now, as […]
A couple of weeks ago, we ate at Salitos with a couple visiting from the Atlanta area. Salitos is a great seafood restaurant in Sausalito. My tea was served in an old fashioned milk bottle. I loved it. It was so cute. Then, last week, at the grocery store, I saw the same milk bottle, […]
I walked into this house for the first time. The weather was terrible. It was pouring down rain. In fact, because of the torrential rain, we couldn’t see a thing outside and had no idea of the gorgeous view of the bay. While actually loving a different house better, one in the Berkeley Hills, we […]
The past two days have been hotter than blazes here! I mean, for real hot—not our usual 72º hot! I’m talking about 94 and 95º! This is an outrage! The house has air conditioning, a rarity in these parts, but none in my office. I’ve been melting! I have moved the 5 fans and blown […]
I’m not completely pleased with this pano, but it’s still very interesting: the little planet fly in from the top of the tree, the fog in the bay engulfing San Francisco, the peaceful water… I shot this for HDR, and it’s been impossible to shoot the weeping willow with completely still branches/clusters of leaves. At […]
Again, HDR, larger file, won’t work on iOS (I don’t think), and trying some weird stuff—um, really weird. Yes, this is my office, and it’s still a wreck. It’s the only room in the house that isn’t fully unpacked yet. This file, while not that large, will take some time to download. Not sure why […]