Monday, April 28, 2008

Wildflowers II

We went to Tahoe again this weekend, primarily because we had to go back sometime within the next few weeks to retrieve our winter gear before our lease on the house is over for the season. It was a bit hard to get in the mood for snowboarding with the overly warm (okay, hot) weather. On Saturday we did go snowboarding, which was still fun, although by the afternoon it was getting a bit too slushy.
Rather than repeat that on Sunday, we packed up and headed out of the mountains and into the foothill. Right by the highway exit in Colfax is a hike down into a valley (along the Stevens trail) to the North fork of the American River. Lots of wildflowers were in bloom! It was hard to imagine that the day before we were surrounded by snow.

Strawberry season is here

Mmm... tasty... and cat-like!

Wildflowers I

Now that I'm free of studying, I was really pushing to get outside and enjoy the springtime. Every year it seems that something gets in the way of us seeing the wildflowers that grow in various spots around California, but not this year. Last weekend we lit out for Point Reyes for a hike along the coast. It's been a pretty dry spring, so while there were plenty of flowers, there wasn't the carpet of colour that Rich and I had imagined. But there were sea lions, which was good, and it was a brilliantly sunny, if somewhat blustery day.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Spring Cleaning

The snow in Tahoe is melting, it's getting warmer (well, okay, maybe not right now, but it certainly was hot a week ago), and it was time for the seasonal beard to go. But I decided to have a little fun with it over the course of a week rather than shave it off all at once. I feel (and look) quite a bit different now.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

One Laptop Per Cat

Selena has decided on an alternate interpretation of OLPC

Saturday, April 12, 2008

I'm free!

(of the PE exam). I'm looking forward to resuming whatever it was I used to do for fun.