Monday, June 25, 2012


It's been forever since I had a sunny area to set up some tomato plants.

This is the first development for the Big Boy - an indeterminate, or a tomato plant which can grow endlesssly tall.

It takes an 18" container which Pep Boys oil bins work best....for the moment.

They are growing in June gloom, in bursts and now readying for a large production of big, fat red ones!

Can't wait.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Dog town - Venice Beach

The X Games upped the skateboarders visibility....

A skate ramp has emerged in the last few years as a result of all the keen interest in a sport that originated here.

Mega-base electronica rips through this ring of skaters, and spectators and skaters alike are charged by this pounding, surging sound.

A party by the sea...a communal zone for tourists and young.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Vets and Arlington West

 Life at the beach on a June Gloom kind of day....

But it  is unlikely that most beach goers celebrating Father's Day were thinking about those who have died in Iraq and Afganistan.

Santa Monica sets up a mass grave area where the over 6900 dead soldiers are commemorated there every Sunday. I had not seen the actual ceremony until then.

I saw them walk slowly in with caskets.

Each of the red grave markers represents 10 dead soldiers.

I am thankful that the Vets will keep under our guise a view of the devastation those wars have done to our country.Let's hope the days are few and the numbers far fewer in the remaining 18 months.

Surely there are Fathers buried too soon, and families suffering as a result of that loss this very day to celebrate their lives.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Golden Gate Bridge - Happy 75th Birthday

Built in 1937, we now celebrate it's 75th birthday.

Suspended over the waters between the City of San Francisco and the City of Marin, the Golden Gate Bridge looms over the horizon. It connects Highway 101 and Route 1 it is a magestic bridge

Driving down from Marin county, I caught a view of the Golden Gate - shining high above the San Francisco Bay.

I marvel at the engineering feat alone.