Wednesday, November 12, 2008


These were pumpkins carved as an assignment by a Stanford art class, and put on display at a professors home on halloween night! Oogabooga

Monday, November 10, 2008

autumn and roundabouts

Autumn is here in Palo Alto. It is so lovely. I noticed today that trees on my block have leaves of every color, even some hints of orange (the coveted color). If anyone is bored and would like to make a list of trees with leaves that turn orange during the fall (and send it to me), I'd be most grateful!

Do you see my car?

It may look from these photos that I am standing in the middle of the street, but that is not quite true. I am standing in the middle of a roundabout! These roundabouts are getting a lot of attention lately. Not only are they very small and don't require you to slow down to get around (veering is sufficient), but they put them in the same intersections as stop signs. A lot of people ignore the roundabouts and just turn left the short cut way. Whenever I witness people doing that I make sure to pause and glare at them so they may know I am VERY unhappy with their choice of action.

While standing in the middle of the round about I got some funny looks, but it made me think. Nobody ever drives through the roundabout. It's perfectly safe to stand there. I might put a tent there sometime. Or play a game of boggle. I looked down at my feet and saw the sewer cap, and noticed that the sewer has the same logo image as Stanford University. The TREE!

Look at the flowers my wonderful husband got me when I got sick last week.

If any of you have noticed a marked change in the number of photos I post, it's because I've married into a digital camera.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

election sign archive

I took some photos of the election signs around my house. The proposition passed 52 to 48 percent.

The Palo Alto library system put Measure N on the ballot also. None of the libraries have air conditioning. They were desperately in need of help. This measure passed. Across the street from the Yes on N sign was the Yes on Y sign. It was a hilarious joke. Fraiche yogurt is a new yogurt place in Palo Alto.

So long, and thanks for all the fish.