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Wordless Wednesday: Jungle Jane by Fred Hunnicutt

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“Were Thin Mints really the third type of Girl Scout cookie ever introduced?”

In case your neighborhood hasn’t been overtaken by Girl Scouts peddling cookies, consider this a public service announcement: It’s Girl Scout Cookie Season. Sales end (in Northern California at least) on March 4, so if you were planning to buy … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Mural in downtown Palo Alto, CA

Portion of the mural painted on the Printers Inc building on Birch Street in downtown Palo Alto, CA. The mural dates from the 1980s. Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: High Heels for Going to Heaven

While traveling through San Francisco International Airport last December, The Ten-Year-Old and I stumbled across a giant shoe sculpture by Yayoi Kusama called High Heels for Going to Heaven. Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: F.L.Y. #publicart

We came across this wonderful bit of public art somewhere in Panama City Beach, Florida over winter break. The words above the wings say “F.L.Y. First Love Yourself – others will come next…” Related Links  More Wordless Wednesday on Caterpickles

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(Not at all) Wordless Wednesday: Fractal Cauliflower

Every time we go to the farmer’s market I try to find at least one fruit or vegetable we’ve never had before. This week, we stumbled across a pale green cauliflower-shaped vegetable made of fractals. So of course, we took it home and roasted it. Continue reading

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“We just got here, Mommyo. Why are you packing all those bags?”

Last week, as I was sitting down for a bit of pre-dinner reading, I had what I thought was a bout of dizziness. Then one of my books toppled over, and I figured out that what was actually rocking me in … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: The Glass Pumpkin Patch at Stanford Shopping Center

Evening light really is hard for the iPhone camera, isn’t it? Related Links: Walker & Bowes Fall Pumpkin Patch (online store) More Wordless Wednesday on Caterpickles

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Wordless Wednesday

One of my neighbors has the most marvelous rose garden. It reminds me of the rose bushes my mother used to grow behind our house in Dallas. Related Links:  More Wordless Wednesday on Caterpickles Remaining Box Count: Downstairs: 41 Upstairs: … Continue reading

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“Is there an official landing pad for UFOs?”

Stopping at the Bonneville salt flats on our road trip to California naturally got The Ten-Year-Old thinking about alien planets and the beings that travel away from them. “Mommyo,” she asked when we were back on the road. “Is there an … Continue reading

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