Tuesday, August 29, 2006

A J at the Yuba

The Yuba River in California is heaven to a water-baby such as myself. You park near a pair of bridges that cross the gorge, and hike up a trail redolent with native manzanita, madrone, mesquite, laurel and live oak (watch out for the poison oak!) Then you pick a spot to lounge on the warm white rocks which seem carefully designed for human comfort, and plunge from time to time into the clear, brisk green water burbling by in swift waterfalls and large deep ponds.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

My Summer Travels

Here are some pictures from my vacation on the mainland. We drove from Seattle to New York with Richard's magnificent jock friend Russell who participated in both the gay games in Chicago and the Out Games in Montreal. These pics are from the last week of my trip when Bob and John invited me to a retreat in the mountains on Echo Lake, near Tahoe.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Gallery Thursday

Just another perfect day at the gallery...

When people come into our gallery one of the first things they notice is our floor. Before we opened exactly one year ago this month (our "soft" opening) we spent a few days working on the concrete "tiles", making patterns on each square, a lot of work but a lot of fun and the end result was another artistic way to 'dress up" the floor.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Busy Friday

It was First Friday, there were two openings in town and we had to get a window display ready for the Hawaii's World Heritage Festival window display competition. Kathleen Kam brought in an amazing Chinese dragon, lanterns and Indonesian puppets, Gail brought in cool Fijian art and tapa cloth, Cosette brought in masks from Thailand and I brought my giant Japanese doll.