Happy Old Year, Part 3

This first collection is from the Santa Cruz Art & History Museum, with a special exhibit at the end of 2022 about farm workers. In that section, the very first photo here has a design made of beans grown at Pie Ranch on the floor below 12 sciency botanical pictures (bean plants?). Lots of other great stuff here, but don’t miss the corn cob made of human teeth! Enjoy…

This next batch is along one my favorite dirt roads above town that goes by our quarry (pictured), and these are rock images made by my fellow hikers, bikers, and neighbors in the Cuesta La Honda Guild…

Here is just a sampling of the signage made by my Art students for the “Hoop Dreams” basketball tournament (donor/sponsors). We also made four new banners for teams from new schools. We only had a couple of days, but the kids pulled it off…

Time for randomness. First up, I’m with Veronica at the Kaiser ER for something – it all worked out. Then, two angles of Mary Lynn’s Book Club meeting at our house. And, here’s Lucas Lawson and the Unturned Stone playing at the Catalyst in Santa Cruz for the release of his album “This Dirt.” Check it out!

In December, math teacher Chip Harrison and I took group of student to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). There was a special exhibit about Diego Rivera, and of course his giant mural “Pan American Unity.” We had to breeze through quickly, but I was able to take a lot of pix – some including our young scholars. Good times…

Here are some random adventures: Out on the La Honda Creek Open Space (some coyotes on the Grasshopper Trail under a full moon), riding to the top of Quarry Park in El Granada (spectacular view of HMB), and a serendipitous low tide at the end of Pillar Point (near Mavericks) and at the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve. In all cases, it’s me using and loving my ebike…!

Christmas would not be complete without one of Mary Lynn Vail’s Winter Concerts. This one was at La Honda Elementary and both our kids were able to see their Mom and all her students. Every grade performed! Missing here: African drumming, hoola-hoop dancing. But check out the Yoga as a performance art…!

More Art! The Ocean Blue Vault on Main St. in HMB had fascinating exhibit featuring AI enhanced photography…

We get lots of great sunsets, but this one day in December ’22 was particularly spectacular and I caught it from the top of the hill, still, and radiant…

Wilbur’s Watch is part of the Cloverdale Coastal Ranches, recently acquired by Midpen from POST. It features a marquee view of the Pigeon Point Lighthouse

Winter break – ’22 to ’23 – has featured some intense weather – an atmospheric river – hopefully marking a dramatic end to a few years of drought. Unfortunately, mudslides and falling trees have compromised roads and electricity.

First up, bad news above Granny Flats reservoir. Challenges on the 84 and Pescadero Creek Road. And finally, Pescadero Creek flooded our campus way up to the district parking lot. Pretty amazing…

Oooops! This last bit floods in to 2023. Thanks to Esteban & Mr. Rose for doubling down!

Now, let’s let the waters – and time – flow for awhile…

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