Saturday, March 30, 2013

Point & Shoot Trial & Error


Lisa scored one of those bomb-proof pocket cameras (Olympus 790 SW) for my birthday. Below was from the first outing in the neighborhood -- completely ignorant of how to use it.


Then these are from playing with low-light settings and image-stabilization. I also added a grainy effect (via phixr) on a couple pics. Kinda neat. 



Friday, March 22, 2013

Scenes From the Yard


Trying out the new smart phone's camera.

This Crape Myrtle plant that Parker chewed to a stump is growing new leaves.

New concrete walkway drying in a really fascinating pattern after a plant-watering.

 RoRo practicing her three-point turns.

Parker re-learning not to go up the hill.

Vinca Major coming over from our neighbor has taken took over the north-west corner of the hill.

Square-foot veggie garden in effect.


5 Days of Fits, 1303


Thought it'd be fun to document a work-week's worth of outfits. These are from late-winter.

For different reasons, after returning to work after Naomi's birth, it felt like it was time to dress like a grown-up more often.


Sunday, March 17, 2013

Garden Inspiration Day


... new memories
in cities where we fell in love
-A. DiFranco

Back to old haunts at Lake Merritt for gardening ideas.



Sunday, March 10, 2013

So, Um, Yeah, Keto


It works:


After Naomi's birth last October, the holidays, and the ping-ponging family chest colds of late-Winter, I can get back to a regular workout routine.

Rather than dealing with the tedium of weekly fat-loss updates, I'll post the major points of the last few months in a later entry. 

But I wanted to share these pics: The 10/11 photo was the least-flattering recent pic I could find of myself. (Lisa always looks foine.) 

The 1/13 pic shows five months of keto, the last three months of which (after Naomi was born) was done lazy-style: no workouts and without being so OCD on calorie counts. (That anticipated post-birth adjustment period I mentioned at the start of these fat-loss posts.) Yet, I still lost 10 pounds over the lazy-keto period.

That's 30 pounds overall since early 7/12.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Heart That You Made


That's a heart that you made
That's a heart and the both of you made it

-Xiu Xiu


Sunday, March 3, 2013

Stop, Garden Time


A trip to my favorite plant nursery, Orchard in Lafayette:


And then our own humble miniature garden (in progress). More pics as it develops further.