I stopped at Cost Plus World Market tonight to see if they had anything interesting to take out to the Playa this year. Unlike the previous two years, I’m trying to get by, at least the first week, on nothing that requires anything besides boiling water to prepare and won’t really require refrigeration…but am trying not to resort to a constant diet of styrofoam cups of ramen noodles.
I officially declared it BLT season today. I’m not sure why it took me so long this summer to eat my first such sandwich, but the drought is over.
It’s not so hard to get up at 4 am to drive to work from Mono Lake on a Monday if you went to bed at 6 pm the night before. And I can guarantee you that it’s quite rare that I start off a Monday with such a fantastic view. This was totally worth it.
I’ve wanted to go to Mono Lake ever since I heard about it. Paul took me there as part of a trip out of town this past weekend, and we braved a bit of a rainstorm while shooting the tufa on the south side of the lake.
This tree is one of the “twisted sisters,” two incredible trees in the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest in the White Mountains. The forest is weird and wonderful, particularly on a grey and windy day.
We had our staff summer picnic up in the Oakland Hills this afternoon, so I took an unfamiliar route home through East Oakland so I could run a couple of errands. I spotted this as I was crawling up the entrance ramp to 880 with the rest of rush hour traffic.