Saturday, October 31, 2009
I spotted this guy walking down the street with this fantastic bunch of marigolds and I followed him into an alley and then into a hall where people were setting up these altars for their Dia de los Muertos event. What an explosion of color! I was fascinated by the arrangements and their strange garish beauty.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Last week I happened to be in a neighborhood in downtown that I had never been in before. I was just strolling along with my dog when I came upon this fantastic tree. I have never seen so many huge blossoms on one of these Datura trees. Datura, or Angel Trumpet as they are sometimes called, really thrive in San Jose and this year seems to be an exceptionally good year for them.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Wait, wait, wait..
There is a very nice gentleman who goes walking in the SJSU/Naglee Park/Roosevelt Park neighborhoods and who always carries with him a packet of dog treats. The first time we saw him my boxer didn't even know that the man carried treats but still he dragged me across the street to see the man. One meeting was all it took for this man to become boxer's new best friend and so on our walk this morning when he saw the dog treat man headed our way he quickened his already very brisk pace in order to get to him faster. Little things like this add up to make my neighborhood a nice, not perfect, but nice place to live.
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Rock and Roll half marathon is special in that it has bandstands set up all along the course with 10 different bands playing. There is also a post-race awards ceremony and concert. Seems like a logistical nightmare to set up but all seemed to be running (ha,ha) smoothly.