Yesterday, my niece and I took a four-hour whale watching trip and were fortunate enough to see lots of humpback whales and one killer whale. When the day began it was foggy but the sky cleared after about an hour. When I first saw the earliest photos I […]
My niece and I have just spent a delightful day at Capitola. When we arrived my niece was disappointed to see the fog, but I quite liked it. I don’t often see fog, and it gave the whole beach area a romantic aura. In any case, it lifted […]
The weather today was glorious, and I enjoyed a walk with my sister and brother-in-law at Lake Cunningham in San Jose. We saw Canada geese, hares, mallards, coots, squirrels, kingfishers, and a white diving bird of some sort. We heard all sorts of different bird songs, and I […]
Recently, I thoroughly enjoyed seeing some of the sculptures that are temporarily on display in San Jose’s city centre. They are Tara Mechani by Dana Albany and Ursa Mater by Mr and. Mrs Ferguson, and they originated at the Burning Man Festival last year. (The San Jose Mercury News has written about Tara Mechani here and Ursa Mater here.) […]
One of the many things I love about San Jose is the generous supply of public art. I have shared some before (here and here) and now I have some more recent finds.
Today I took part in a walking tour of Coyote Meadows in San Jose. The event was organized by a coalition of interested groups, and they provided information and historical context throughout the 90-minute walk. It was both interesting and provocative. The area was once the site of […]