This perch is pretty much The Annie Cat’s summer home during the day.

Sourdough Dashi Scallion Pancakes from last weekend had some serious crunch. A bit salty but very tasty. Perhaps use a bit less Dashi next time.

Wish I could change today’s cooler smokey summer day to a rainy winter day. The August Complex fires are insane.

Metallic ribbon and a fake bird of prey truly keeps the birds away from our figs.

Falafel on a grid.

This western milkweed bug stuffing itself into the eye of the Brown Turkey Fig is decidedly not cuddly and I do not like them ruining my figs! We actually cut into a fig the other day, decapitating a milkweed bug that got inside.

The Annie Cat in silhouette.

Peppers among peppers. Nachos for dinner tonight. The red jalapeño and yellow wax peppers were home grown.

With the incoming heatwave in California, we will filter out direct sunlight to help keep these little avocado trees from scorching to death. Also: save the U.S. Postal Service. ✉️

West Point Light House on the Puget Sound. During a trip to visit friends Mid–2016.

SFO, August 2009: when 747s were still fairly popular for long haul transport. I’ve never flown on one 😞

Looking out at set of creepy toothy, grinning windows (dormers?) from Dom St. Petri in Bautzen, Germany. 2009.

The Annie Cat is black-and-white and loves self-scritching her mouth and cheeks (don’t all cats?)

Another Bee’s eye view. Gorging on a Gilia. Early 2017.

Hummingbirds love these cultivated native California fuchsias so here’s their bird’s eye view of them.

Daytripping in mid-October can result in this view of Mount Lassen from Brokeoff Mountain. 2019.

Fissures bisect land in the Yolla Bolly-Middle Eel Wilderness. The massive landslide is moving to the left. Late 2019.

A quaternary lava flow at ʻĀhihi-Kīnaʻu Natural Area Reserve on Maui. Haleakalā is in the background. Late 2018. #mbaug

There was (and must still be) absolute peace in the Haleakala erosional crater. Late 2018. 

A bug that we call the European honeybee, enjoying cultivated native California sage flowers. 2017. #mbaug

Jellyfish floating in an aquarium at the Birch Aquarium, La Jolla, CA in 2004. #mbaug

What used to be Up at Coyote Point just south of SFO. #mbaug