Sunday, May 10, 2015

morning outings

A weekday morning, around 7:45am at Alamo Square Park. (Photos taken by mi amore.) 

I am by no means a morning person, but I'm now an advocate of morning dates, before going to work! Simple things like meeting up for breakfast and spending quality time at the park, makes it an almost sacred time, with less people out and the purity of a day that hasn't really started yet. Worth waking up a little early! 

phantom spires and lovers leap

Looking down on Middle Spire. 
Reminds me of Pink Floyds The Division Bell album cover
A place that welcomes climbers. Precious!
Having too much fun with breakfast. 

Things started rolling downhill. This trip was painful and scary. Added to the emotional sadness of bailing from a climb I had no problem doing a year ago. (Funny advice I was given: blame the shoes!) 
This weekend was what we call "type two" fun. Fun in retrospect. Lately my favorite type of fun, because, character building. (Or so i'd like to think.)

"Life begins outside of your comfort zone." -Neale Donald Walsch

And, this TED talk for inspiration:

web notes


Sauntering around the city, where even the familiar places often hold surprises. Just more snapshots from around the Mission,  finding neighborhood gardens and mandalas! 

Thursday, April 30, 2015


Another airbnb win! A cottage for lazy mornings, private evening dance parties, and spam dinners. This is my last HI post, before I go crazy and try to jump onto the next available flight out there. 
I miss the beautiful land and people so much! 


Maui the demigod came here to make a deal with the sun. If only the sun could slow down for a bit, so Maui's mother would have enough time to dry her cloths. (This is why summers are longer!)

one day in maui

scenes from hana hwy


Off the road in Maui, lots of fruit stands and lushness! 

missing the aloha

Aloha is probably my favorite word of all time. 

alo, 1. sharing 2. in the present
oha, joyous affection, joy
ha, life energy, life, breath

(pics from Maui, HI)