Dinner: Curried kabocha and chicken soup, corn on the cob, rosemary pecan muffins.  Dinner: Curried kabocha and chicken soup, corn on the cob, rosemary pecan muffins. 

Dinner: Curried kabocha and chicken soup, corn on the cob, rosemary pecan muffins. 

Raspberry jam-filled shortbread cookies I baked for a work party.

Loosely adapted from this recipe.

Cards I made for the graduating seniors, for our end-of-the-semester party: Font is Multicolore; color palettes designed by me. Cards I made for the graduating seniors, for our end-of-the-semester party: Font is Multicolore; color palettes designed by me.

Cards I made for the graduating seniors, for our end-of-the-semester party: Font is Multicolore; color palettes designed by me.

Organic natural and strawberry froyo with mochi @ Fraiche, Palo Alto. The thing that makes the three-hour commute between East Bay and South Bay TOTALLY WORTH IT. 

Unexpected chickens on the walk back from grocery shopping. 

Interesting article on what it means to borrow from other cultures in Japan:

Foreign imports here took on a life of their own, becoming something completely different and utterly Japanese.

Two years

NATORI, Miyagi Prefecture— Kenji Sakurai visits where his home stood before the March 11, 2011 tsunami. The wall of water killed his wife and two daughters and swept away the family home.

(photo by Takaharu Yagi, via  The Asahi Shimbun)

Chalk and Banana Peel, College Avenue sidewalk. 

Rockridge BART Station.

Conversation between my two favorite trees, cherry blossom and magnolia.