Catching up with our California community at a mini urban learn-fest, in the vein of Above the Trees:
poetry by Quynh
LED democracy with Grant
collage art with Diana
crowd-sourced songwriting with Jeremy
nonviolent communication with Jenn
collaborative drawing with Wendy
…including a chance to unpack the liquid nitrogen-ice cream skills:
instant ice cream
Oliver on a frosty gentlemen’s getaway in Utah’s national parks.
Rugged determination in Bryce Canyon:
Newfound wisdom in Zion:
Vibrant new year at the Palace of Fine Arts and California Academy of Sciences.
Closing out the year with a family trip through Mendocino County on the northern California coast.
Point Arena lighthouse
sea lion lounge
Balmy family Christmas in New Haven, Connecticut.
Trinity on the Green
Ambient tunes for a desert women’s weekend.
After a week clearing out our New York storage unit (final steps in our Stockholm move), we were lucky to seize a few days with friends on the opposite coast at Sierra Meadows, in the foothills of Yosemite.
taking the plunge*
We were thrilled to connect with so many old and newer friends from San Francisco and Los Angeles—not to mention Portland, Chicago, and Dublin—that made the Memorial Day trek, many with growing families.
poolside tunes with Rich Severson Jazz Quartet*
taking in the view*
The early summer days were gentle, the evenings golden.
bottle rocket show*
Nighttime brought some stunning area musicians to entertain the crowd, and starry light shows above and below.
Top & asterisked (*) photos credit: Andy Shirey