Remembrance of an Era

February 26, 2011

My brother recently posted about the concert he attended in Florida. Because he mentions that it was more about his sister’s era (that’s me!) I thought I would share it with you. Of course, watching the video clips he chose certainly did bring back a lot of memories. Since many of you don’t read my […]

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After the Rain

June 28, 2010

  My family loved to backpack in the high Sierras. One year, after a refreshing afternoon rain, my youngest child, about seven at the time, looked down at his feet and picked up something shiny. It was a perfectly formed arrowhead of black obsidian. Evidently the rain had washed it out from an ancient hiding […]

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February 27, 2010

  Two years ago, before I started this current blog, I created another blog that was designed to talk about my life as a sailboat live-aboard. That blog didn’t last long, because it was during those few weeks of its existence that I came up with the idea for “Lava to Lilikoi.” So from time […]

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Kait’s Wedding

December 17, 2009

Kait and Matt   Exactly two months ago on October 17, my oldest granddaughter got married. Kaitlin Weiss became Kaitlin Brazil. I wasn’t able to go, but her Aunt Inga, my second daughter, was there to take pictures of the event.   This is a good opportunity to share some of that with you. I’ve […]

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Stanford Campus Addendum

September 19, 2009

  I promise this will be the last post about the Stanford Campus, but there were so many beautiful sights there that I’m afraid I got carried away. For those of you who have never seen the campus, this will be something new. If you haven’t been there in a while, it will be a […]

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The Burghers of Calais

August 29, 2009

  Two weeks ago, I left you with a tease about a future post on the Stanford sculptures and the photo above. Today I will explain more about these sculptures. I was totally intrigued with them, but I have to admit I wasn’t familiar with the entire story behind them. Blogging is so educational! These […]

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A Trip Around the Stanford Quad

August 15, 2009

  It seems that most large universities, as well as some smaller ones, have a “quad.” When I was a campus minister at University of Arizona, there was a massive quad where students and faculty hung out, played Frisbee, studied, slept, nuzzled with someone special, or whatever else they could find to do. For an […]

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San Mateo in Bloom

August 8, 2009

ROSES ON A PICKET FENCE   I hope you aren’t sick and tired of seeing photos out of California. Even though I lived there for many years, I had forgotten how brilliant the flowers could be. Part of the time I was there for my May-June visit, I stayed with friends who live in San […]

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Tiptoe through the…Sweet Peas?

July 18, 2009

  I must have gotten to the market on California Avenue in Palo Alto too late in the season to see tulips, but there were plenty of other flowers to enjoy! The sweet aroma of huge bunches of sweet peas was almost overpowering. These in the above photo gave my room a wonderful ambience. Other […]

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Veggie Farmers on California Avenue

July 11, 2009

CALIFORNIA AVENUE MARKET   Two weeks ago, I wrote about the fruits at the California Avenue Farmers’ Market in Palo Alto. The fruits and veggies were intermingled with flowers and other products, which I’ll show you next week. This week it’s time for your veggies. Across the way from Joanie’s Café where we ate a […]

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“This land is our land . . .”

July 4, 2009

click here for larger image SECOND GROWTH REDWOODS   . . . from the redwood forest . . .   Who among us doesn’t remember singing along and feeling proud of our countryside? It was an era of protesting the educational system, the government, the war, the “establishment” in general, and anything else we could […]

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California Avenue Ambrosia

June 27, 2009

click here for larger image CALIFORNIA AVENUE MARKET   A special thanks and big hug to my brother, Hilton Jones, who was my guest poster while I was away from my blog for several weeks. I spent many years living in California at different times in my life, but I had not been there to […]

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