Wednesday, October 31, 2012


(photo: bats caught during the Coffin Races last Saturday, downtown Napa.)

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


(photo: taken last Saturday at a downtown street corner)

Sunday, October 28, 2012

The Giants are giants


(photos: Matt Cain pitches at home in SF Stadium last month. A young Giants' fan)

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Let's praise the climbers

Saturday snapshots
For photos link with Alyce :

(photo: rock climbing  at the middle of Main Street downtown Napa, Napa Valley,CA)

Friday, October 26, 2012


Cheri and I  visited  J Winery, Healdsburg,CA today.

 (photo: lunch at J Winery's Terrace)

Muffuletta Sandwich 
Soppressata, Mortadella, Provolone, 
Romaine & Olive Relish on Focaccia

Summer Salad
Corn, Tomatoes, Basil Vinaigrette 

Sweet & Salty Fruit Pineapple Skewers 

Crème Fraîche Twists 

Cheri had Chardonnay. I had Pinot Noir.

Thursday, October 25, 2012


Gratefulness is the key to a happy life that we hold in our hands, because if we are not grateful, then no matter how much we have we will not be happy -- because we will always want to have something else or something more. -- Brother David Steindl-Rast

(photo: bird of paradise is blooming again in our tiny backyard)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Go Giants


on to  the WORLD SERIES

(photo: SF Giants warm up before the game)

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Sabbath Day

Sabbath Day. Time for reflection.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

How to hang bottles of wine

Saturday snapshots
For more photos link with Alyce :

photo: hanging decoration  next to Morimoto (Restaurant) at the Riverfront,downtown Napa,CA.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Neighbor's rose

(photo: rose on the other side of the fence)

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Lemons in the backyard

Cheri and I are babysitting our 3 grandchildren. They go to 3 different schools and have sports related practices after school. Their parents are in Maui on vacation.

(photo: lemons in the backyard).

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


(photo: double arch in the Arches National Park, Moab, Utah)

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The Art Walk

(photo: one of the sculptures in the Art Walk in downtown Napa, CA)

Monday, October 15, 2012

Give me a break

(photo:music band on break)

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Dawning of the season

(photo: decoration on the stage where the music band plays during the Homebrewers Classic yesterday).

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Should I?

Saturday Snapshot is hosted by Alyce at At Home With Books.

(photo: during the break from our preparation for the Homebrewers Classic, our Rotary Club's fundraising event, held today. For $25 one can taste a selection of 40 or more homebrewed beers.)

Friday, October 12, 2012

Lowest tide

(photo: Bandon, OR, during the lowest tide 2009)

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Birthday Flowers

photo: Cheri's birthday flowers

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


(photo:  "frati" or monks decoration at the newly opened Frati Gelato Cafe  at the Riverfront, downtown Napa, Napa Valley, CA)

Sunday, October 7, 2012


(photo: store sign in the downtown Healdsburg, CA)

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Beaver's dam

Behind the condo is a creek that beavers like to build dams. Some parts of the creek are wider now and with marshy banks.I wait everyday during fading light to catch a view of the beavers but they are shy creatures.

 for more Saturday Snapshots see Alyce at:

Friday, October 5, 2012


(photo: sunset at the eastern hills of Lake Tahoe)

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Just a sign

(photo: a cafe in downtown Healdsburg,CA)

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

A hawk so far away

(photo: a hawk.)
I was not ready when the hawk  first passed overhead while we were on the deck. I have to go inside the condo and grabbed the camera.

Monday, October 1, 2012

The Greeter again

(photo: the other side of the Crusher. compare with September 26)