Dinner with Liz and Etay.
Wish these were real!
Very real, and very yum!
Building the raised planter in the backyard, and drinks with the girls!
Hannah and I have been using the Plant Nanny app to track our water content and grow cute virtual plants. This is my devil’s ivy!
Attempting to keep an herb alive!
Giving the grow-from-scrap strategy a shot!
Giant Cedars Boardwalk…!
Skunk Cabbage Boardwalk…!
Covered cooking/picnic areas…
Stuck in construction traffic…
Entering the town of Revelstoke…
Revelstoke Railway Museum…
The Last Spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven not far from Revelstoke in Craigellachie, British Columbia in 1885, completing the tracks of Canada’s first transcontinental railroad.
Rented bikes and went on an off-road adventure…
Drove Meadows to the Sky Parkway (16 miles) up to the top off Mount Revelstoke. We’ve heard that the view is beautiful, but unfortunately, the smoke from the nearby fires blocked the views today. Would also have been nice if someone had told us that Balsam Lake at the top would be dry by August!
Exploring the Nels Nelson Hill (ski jump) area…
Have to rave about this place in Revelstoke that we went to for lunch AND dinner. Indian-German fusion!! Must try if you’re in the area.
Butter Chicken Spaetzle…
Starting the morning in Johnston Canyon (Banff National Park)…
Driving through Yoho National Park!
Spirals Tunnels – woohoo train history!
Takakkaw Falls, one of the tallest in Canada…
Made it to Glacier National Park, British Columbia!
Family affair to transplant a peach tree into our front yard!
Roaming around Albers Wall…
Fit a large majority of my, Henning’s and Greg’s stuff into one U-Haul van!
Thank you to all the guys who helped us lug stuff back and forth!
Walking around the Main Quad…
The landscaping and small garden by Arrillaga and Toyon Hall is a rare but welcome sight when wandering around campus.
More kids moving out… we’ve added 2 new plants to our balcony!
Spotted in the bioswale near Anderson. :)
Anyone know what kind of tree/bush this is…?
Got a tour of Lathrop Library (named after Jane Lathrop Stanford), which is being renovated to include the East Asian Library!
The herbs we planted a couple weeks ago are finally starting to sprout!
Oh how she’s grown in just a few days!
Henning gave me this calla lily plant for Valentine’s Day last year. We haven’t seen any more flowers, but this is one of the few plants that has actually survived in our apartment…!
Escondido Village’s newest community garden on Ayrshire Farm Lane. Planting herbs for our apartment, and admiring what the resident gardeners have growing so far…
Waking up to rain in Orick, CA…
Finally spotted Roosevelt Elk!!!!
Finding one of the world’s largest totem poles in McKinleyville, CA…!
Finding murals in Eureka, CA!
Humboldt Redwoods State Park!!
Majestic fog amongst the trees…
Found one of the 6 albino redwood trees in the park (Founders Grove)!!
Huge root systems…
Found a second albino redwood tree
(Women’s Federation Grove)!!
Haivng some fun with the Tiny Planet app…
Driving through a redwood tree by the Avenue of the Giants…!
Finally driving home!!
This area of California is SO BEAUTIFUL that it deserves an extra day in the blog…
PART 2: Braving the light rain and giant puddles to visit… Fern Canyon!
View from above…
View from below…
Watching the fog roll in by the beach…
Dinner in the cabin…
Waking up in Kettle Falls, WA with Michelle!
Arrived in Republic, WA for a little fossil digging!
Driving into Canada. Beautiful countryside…
Setting up camp…
Continued our drive south on Highway 1
(Pacific Coast Highway)…
Stopped at Hearst Castle… so much history!
…didn’t want to leave…
Finally made it down to Lake Cachuma… :)
Thanks to a repurposed outdoor IKEA item…
we remodeled our dining area again!
Long days are one of the best things about summer.
Spent the afternoon in Long Beach paddle boating, then at the Aquarium. :)
THERE IS A PHOTO OF A SHARK.
HANNAH DON’T LOOK AT THE NEXT PHOTO.
Everyone looks pooped after a long day…
Startings of a bee hive in one of the newly planted trees on Welch Road.
Hanging on the balcony with just Tree #1, Tree #2, and the view.
A few of us went over to Tom’s apartment to bid him farewell, and to steal some of his patio plants that aren’t journeying to Southern California…
We made do with our 3 sedans…
Derek was by far the boldest…
Relaxing with our new orange tree and Japanese maple!
We bought basil!! Let’s see how long this lasts…
Etay broaching the Gates of Hell.
Excerpts from Liz & Stacey’s future Light Studies series.
Walk through the garden and playgrounds around Abrams, with my handsome boyfriend.
Henning and I aren’t doing so well with our plants… this is the unfortunate state of our money tree. I think that it should have been transplanted so it would have more room to grow….
Walking to dinner with Henning.
Downtown Palo Alto to help Derek celebrate his birthday. :)
Reposado for drinks…
Lime juice –> tequila blanco –> sangrita
Calla Lily plant from Henning! :)
Prosciutto & melon hearts for him :)
Valentine’s Day dinner at Cucina Venti in Mountain View. <3
With the recent rains, our garden tub has become like a marshland – no drainage, all sorts of growth, and root rot I’m sure. :(
If anyone has suggestions… let me know.
Otherwise, we’ll likely start over.
My grandpa is so cute, trying to squirt the branches of the plants up by the front door. Like an arcade game!
Our first two colored peppers! :D
Roamin the streets….
Walking up to the Greek Theatre…
Will is in town! Here we are with picnic items walking through the Escondido Village community garden behind Abrams. Maybe one day Henning and I will commit the time to sharing a space there. For now, I think we’re pretty happy with the progress of our humble balcony garden. :)
So we’ve got a few of these so far. According to the tag, we’re supposed to have red, yellow and green sweet peppers. Not sure which one it is yet! Mother Earth News says we’ve got to wait a while to see the color come through!