Earlier this month, there was a winter festival in our Edmonton neighborhood. It is called the Deep Freeze Festival and the theme this year was Winter Tales. When I arrived back in Edmonton on Monday, one thing that caught my eye on our journey home was an ice sculpture […]
My Canadian family and I are having Christmas in January this coming weekend. It’s also going to be a joint celebration with my son Jamie’s birthday. I flew up yesterday from San Jose and the journey was, like most airline travel, tedious. I arrived at the San Jose […]
The U.S. Post Office that is adjacent to St. James Park in San Jose is a splendid building. At first glance, it is quite austere. It is very large, with grand entrances, very high ceilings, and lots of dark wood paneling. It reminds me of some 19th-century banks […]
I recently saw this tree covered with knitting on First Street in San Jose, outside the Museum of Quilts and Textiles. I have no idea who did this or why, but the tree is quite delightful. The design is made up of scary monster-type faces. It […]
I was inspired to take a walk today by Baldy at Baldy.Blog. He has begun a picture-a-day challenge for himself as a motivation to get outside. It occurred to me that I could do the same and so here are my pictures taken today at the Japanese Friendship […]
These are a few of the pictures I have taken of odd things that have caught my eye.
Some new murals for your viewing pleasure. I have included photos of the artists’ signatures because I didn’t trust myself to read some of them accurately.