Good Morning, San Francisco
21 December 2010
the view from home on an October day. . .
San Francisco Unveils Solar Powered Stadium for America’s Cup | Inhabitat – Green Design Will Save the World
Here’s a link to some gorgeous designs (from the venerable Skidmore, Owings and Merrill) for a proposed ampitheater, projecting out into San Francisco Bay from piers near the Bay Bridge. This ambitious project, which incorporates green features harnessing solar energy and harvesting rainwater, will be completed in preparation for the 34th America’s Cup, for which San Francisco will be the host city (2013 or 2014). And, it’s gorgeous!
the tail end of August brings more sun, finally!
what’s remarkable about this photo is the break in the clouds. . . every morning for the past month (it would seem) has been gray, the sky completely blanketed. I think this is the first sign of fall, our “summer”, in San Francisco!
With nearly 10 hours of gardening in the back yard, my muscles are tired but happy from moving rocks, pots and plants much of the weekend. My reward was seeing the view Sunday, late afternoon; while I was down in the garden with friends Dick and Matte Gray, shafts of light illuminated the newly-planted plants, turning them a shimmering gold. It was so beautiful!
The weekend included visits from not only Matte Gray, whom I want to thank for the beautiful aloe, but also visits from the Bamboo Whisperer, Bob & Andy. I had TONS of help from, and quality time with, my superstar upstairs neighbor, Dick. Thanks Dick! and thanks to all for coming to check out the garden, and for the wonderful contributions! The garden reflects the love everyone has brought to it!
The weekend also included a great meals at B&A’s house on Saturday and on Sunday, at Heart Restaurant for their “Spaghetti Sundays” – house-made pasta & meatballs, a wonderfully fresh salad & garlic bread, all incredibly well prepared– this restaurant certainly deserves all the praise it gets from the foodie community.
This was a mighty fine weekend, indeed!
the view from home on a chilly morning in July. . . San Francisco, CA
attached, the weather forecast. . . my friend the meteorologist told me that in all of July, SF managed to creep above 69F one time; meanwhile, the East Coast experienced record highs all month!