If you want to understand where you really fit in the size of the world – go to Muir Woods National Monument. Walking along, being dwarfed by trees while traversing the occasional ray of sun which makes it through to the forest floor, it was peaceful and quiet in spite of all the hikers.
Looking at a cross-section from a tree harvested 90 years ago –
from before 1100
that started growing about 1000 years ago.
The day is gorgeous, about 16°C with the sun shining and a crisp wind blowing. The bay has an amazing lack of sail boats out on the water. Perhaps they are not allowed?
Janet picked me up this morning and we are cruising- military and interesting sites. We are not quite the same as when we worked together at 5th G Emergency Room in the early 80s. Life has happened to us. But underneath those changes, there has been steady treelike growth with the ability to weather challenges.
The Presidio has passed from Army hands to those of Immigration –
Officers' Club - Presidio
remains, the housing is now rented by private individuals, Letterman has been closed for almost 2 decades.
In other locations, the Park Service or Coast Guard has taken over former Army sites so that you can now take pictures of the Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Bridge
or walk on the beach/study marine mammals on a former Nike Missile site
Beach at Marine Station
We lunched at Saul’s Delicatessen in Berkley then took a side trip to Oakland. Small store there with the unlikely name of Article Pract. Yarn store. We spent time both looking around and adding to our respective stashes.
I found some interesting sock yarn called Mini Moochi, a merino and nylon blend.
Mini Moochi Sock Yarn
and bought three colors of baby Merino Malbrigo lace. Neither the photos or the monitor really does these amazing luscious feeling skeins justice.
Reds - malbrigo lace
Tourage - Malbrigo Lace
Blues - Malbrigo Lace
I finally managed to get past the ribbing on the Griffin Vest –
Griffins - ribbing joined
ok – from the right side you can start to see the feet!
Griffins - feet
with the base and first six rows of the pattern knit
I had only 20 rows knit when I got on UA 901 yesterday. Finishing the third set of charts put me at 150 rows and about 25% complete. This is for the Eldest. The color is periwinkle and the yarn is lovely. Even so, I don’t think it is going to turn out to be what she wants. So sometime between now and 23 May I might have to squeeze in an alternate shawl.
Scheherazade - first three charts
It is late and I am not sure at all about my body and the time zones. Helpfully, it is still 10°C here while it is -12°c in Heidelberg and 3°C in Camberley. I think I have the best of the three locations.