Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Dancing Fountain

Dinner at the Grove last night. I got the exposure right on the shot, but in retrospect I might have gotten a better shot from a different angle.

Monday, March 30, 2009


On Day road near Morgan Hill.

Sunday, March 29, 2009


On Casa Loma, near Morgan Hill.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Maple Cake with Sprinkles

Friday donuts at work.

Friday, March 27, 2009


For garden-related stuff.

Thursday, March 26, 2009


About time to be starting seedlings if you plant a garden.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

85 offramp at Moffett

Recent construction on the bike bridge.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Maple Bar

Classic maple bar. Daily Donuts.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Chocolate Cruller

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A traditional cruller (or twister) is a twisted, oblong, fried pastry made of dough somewhat like that of a cake doughnut, often topped with plain powdered sugar; powdered sugar mixed with cinnamon; or icing.

The name can also refer to the French cruller, a fluted, ring-shaped doughnut made from choux pastry with a light airy texture.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

East Old La Honda

The traditional direction.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

West Old La Honda

I don't think I've ever climbed Old La Honda from the west side. It's nice.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Spring has sprung

Nectarine tree is blossoming.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Stevens Creek Trail

Work on the Moffett overpass continues. It was originally scheduled to be done at the end of March, but I would be surprised if they made that.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


If you get a donut from Daily Donuts early in the day, you'll get a free donut hole with it.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Cinnamon Cake

When I was in high school I worked at the ("World Famous") Farmer's Market at Third and Fairfax in Los Angeles. I sold produce during the summer. On break, I would often go up to Bob's Donuts where my friend Bonnie worked, and she would sell me a cinnamon cake donut just like the one pictured here today. Bonnie was a year behind me in school. We never kept in touch; I don' t know where she went to college. I assume she's not working at Bob's Donuts any more. As I recall, she was a National Merit Scholar...

Monday, March 16, 2009

Apple Fritter

Trivia fact: there are no donut shops in Boulder, Colorado. The local population is too "health concious." You can still get a donut in Starbucks, but they're $1.65 for a glazed old-fashioned, and they're not very good.

Today's apple fritter is a featured selection from Daily Donuts in Sunnyvale, California, where there is thankfully no dearth of independent donut shops.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Devil's Food with Nuts

This is a devil's food donut because it uses chocolate cake flour. Usually, a "chocolate" donut is one with chocolate icing. I suppose the canonical chocolate donut would be a chocolate raised donut. The donut pictured is also a chocolate donut. I guess the most specific description would be a chocolate devil's food donut with nuts.

I don't eat donuts with nuts. This was for Erin.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Result of rain

This photo of Uvas Reservoir was taken on March 14. Compare it to the one taken on February 21. The snow water content in the Sierras is now near normal.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Southland Corporation

Whisman at Middlefield.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Cylons among us

It's a slippery slope.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Moss forest

Found this patch of moss in my backyard.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Bike Friday Model T Tikit

Made in the USA. Very cleverly designed and well-executed.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Miyata Triple Cross

Latest incarnation of the Miyata, with vintage clamp-on Suntour Powershifters scrounged from ebay. Brooks Pro saddle (recently replaced with a B68), Blackburn rack, Arkel Bug pannier. The handlebars are Nitto Albatross bars from Rivendell. The kickstand is also from Rivendell.

I've found that the steering geometry of ths bike is actually pretty well suited to the upright bars, compared to the Zoom Brahma bars I had on before. Looking for a decent front cable hanger so I can use a different stem.

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Arastradero Road

The sun came out Saturday.

Friday, March 06, 2009


Stanford bloodmobile at the Microsoft campus.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Barbed wire

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Egret in the rain

Tuesday, March 03, 2009


Low tide at the south end of the bay.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Pipeline Crossing

Down by Mayfield Slough.

Sunday, March 01, 2009


Nice morning in February.