Sunday, December 10, 2017

PEACE, CALM, GOOD AIR





There's no place quite like Carmel to regroup, settle in, and chill.  (And it's the most dog-friendly place in the world.)





CONVOY





Four vehicles, six adults, two kids, three dogs... and two bearded dragons.  (And a partridge in a pear tree.)





The smoke goes all the way north to San Luis Obispo.





Breathable air... finally.



Friday, December 8, 2017

HANGIN'






At Lucky's.  With T.C. Boyle.  The finest company.

Both of us staying put till they force us out (we're talking Montecito evacuation).

And if that happens, we know where we're going.  



MONTECITO EERIE





(That little orb on high is the sun...)



LET'S JUST SAY...





...you can toast marshmallows with the air.





The trees are scared.  I'm hanging with them.



Tuesday, December 5, 2017

BLOOD SUN





Fires to the southeast.

(Mother Nature has a bitchy side.)



Sunday, November 26, 2017

LET THE SEASON BEGIN






It starts with a spectacular sunset on Butterfly Beach.





(Yes, it truly looks like this.)




Then into the Biltmore...




...for warm apple cider, sugar cookies, carolers, a tree-lighting ceremony...



...and of course a visit with St. Nicholas.




The best I ever got along with Santa



I told him, "You remind me of my father."

He replied, "You remind me of my grand-father."



A candle in the night



Then, this foggy evening, on to Oliver's...




Venus and Mars are all right tonight.