Saturday, December 31, 2016

Eenie Meenie Chili Beanie

Here's hoping some friendly spirits speak up in the coming year!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

The Obligatory Holdiay Slideshow

The usual stuff---trees, lights, Santas, some snowmen reindeer, elves and toys thrown in for good measure. Merry Christmas to all from TSG!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Zoomy, Squiggly Xmas Lites [sic]

TSG knows you've had it up to here with the usual holiday illumination pics--they've all just become so clich├ęd, don't you think?  As a tonic, this year we've lengthened our exposure times, done some swiping, swooping and zooming and tossed in a couple of multiple exposures in an attempt to come up with something a little different.






Sunday, December 11, 2016

Q:What? A:The Dickens

Assorted signage from the lanes, alleyways, shoppes and halls
 of the 46th Great Dickens Christmas Fair. Bonus points to anyone
who can spot the connection to last week's post.








Sunday, December 4, 2016

This Weekend's B-attle Sightings


Fab4 encounters @ the SJ Toy Show & various SF Gift Shoppes

BBC(Bonus Beatle Content)--link to youtube clip from Rutland Weekend's 1975 Christmas episode: George Harrison, Pirate

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Troll o' The Day

The Secret Garden / Carmel-by-the-Sea CA

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Assorted Distortions

(Or: how to kill a few hours messing around with sunset pics on a rainy afternoon)







Sunday, November 6, 2016

Red Rum, Etc.

 From the Kubrick Exhibition Tour:
Overlook Maze model fabricated  by Mythbuster Adam Savage
Jack 'n Axe


Friday, October 28, 2016

Impressive Local Fungus Revisited

Readers will surely not remember (or at best, may vaguely recall) TSG's blogpost of October 25th 2014 when we featured a really nice looking bracket fungus(?) that had taken up residence in the tree stump outside. 

Well, here we are, two years down the road and that tree trunk is well on the way to being a poster child for (wait for it...) mushroom root rot!!!

The original bit in the trunk hollow seems kinda worn out now, but the fungus marches on. There are weekly mushroom "blooms" around the stump and additional growths have begun to ooze out amongst the river rocks that surround the base. It's pretty cool being able to watch the process of natural decomposition right outside our front door.






Saturday, October 22, 2016

Special Guest Ornithischian @ Blackhawk's Western Dioramas

One facet of the Blackhawk Museum's "The Spirit of The American West" exhibit is a pair of huge dioramas that span the back wall of the gallery. A neat series of set pieces blend into each other creating a cool panorama of the Wild West with Cowboys and Indians, hunters and ranchers, villages and homesteads, cattle drives and massive herds of bison. There's even a triceratops--an extremely rare sight back in those days. 







Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Preview Of Tonight's Debate

Topical H'ween decorations seen whilst
wandering the 'hood
Possibly part of an upcoming series

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Regarding Flying Objects

Moonie & Broon / NorCal RenFaire

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Posterized Pile O' Pumpkins

Uesugi Farms / San Martin, CA

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Thanks, Patrick!

That would be Patrick from apartment D-1, who came up to me at the mailbox yesterday and said, "You like The Who, don't you? I have something I want to give you..." He wandered back to his place and came back a minute later with this:


Patrick is the other resident rock fan here at Hermitage Arms. His concert-going career goes back a long ways. How far back does it go, you're asking? Well, he saw The Beatles at the L'Olympia Theatre in Paris in 1964.  Cool guy.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Have A Seat

Baypointe Pkwy / SJ CA