Fifteen Seconds of Fame and Flame
Imagine my surprise when I opened the San Francisco Chronicle to the travel section and found a photo of this piece. It is also online at SFGate. Check it out here.
|old piece (Fire Eater) that I never finished and don't know if I ever will|
My kiln was having technical difficulties for a while. Along with my wireless and the laptop. They decided to shut down along with the Federal government. To add fuel to the fire but not the kiln, BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit-train) went on strike causing a bigger and longer traffic nightmare for the entire Bay Area. We couldn't get out of this area even if we put the Jeep in 4-wheel and climbed our way out. Or leave at 4:00 am. Which we did.
|walking by one of the smaller Sequoias|
We were planning to visit Redwoods National Park. Remaining positive we decided to go visit Calaveras Big Trees State Park instead. The dogwood was in the last throes of autumnal hues.
This morning the strike was settled and the trains are running. My glitchy kiln finally reached temperature and my laptop has a new power supply. The wireless is still iffy, but the corner cafe has free wi-fi and great croissants. During the weekend we went up to the P.S. House (passive solar.) I raked our required fire truck turnaround which is big, gravelly and ugly. Not anymore.
leaf litter made up of tiny Coast Redwood leaves
“The autumn leaves blew over the moonlit pavement in such a way as to make the girl who was moving there seem fixed to a sliding walk, letting the motion of the wind and the leaves carry her forward."
from Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451.