12:14 PM Erin Archuleta 6 Comments Category : B. Hive , Bernal Heights , Coachella , Flint , Foster Botanical Gardens , ICHI Sushi , La Brea Tar Pits , Museum of Jurassic Technology , NOLA , SF MOMA , Sonoma Coast , Twin Peaks
In San Francisco, the early crop of tulips always give you a little hope
A brisk run along China Basin park is always a good way to warm up
And yet, Thea Bear tried to woo me with her nap prowess
I baked a whole lot to warm up the kitchen
There were threats of a shut down
And still, more flowers came.
And, I've been traveling these past few months. Here's a snapshot of winter to spring:
This is how it all kicked off, with a Cole Hardware Charlie Brown tree
Then, ice skating in Union Square happened
The big tree in Union Square was pretty great
Neiman's shop windows were gorgeous
I got a couple of great cocktails from 25 Lusk
And ornaments for my own little tree from Macy's top floor
The escalator ride was worth it,
& it was a great way to welcome in 2011.
but it appears that Flint is now coming in seventh.
This winter I made it home just before a big blizzard. This is the main road.
My childhood home (plowed)
Mrs. Norma's house (unplowed)
There's a certain quiet with that much snow. I kept an eye out for bunnies.
Rich sunsets against the freeze. Most days were near -15 F with the windchill.
Driving my younger brother's car around town was a treat.
It was too cold to touch the gearshift though, thank you Target for the cheapie gloves.
My last day in town always demands a quick drive through my old 'hood. The Longway Planetarium looked like a NASA project seated in all the snow.
Snow from the west
My next ride
The futuristic terminal change
That same carpet that always welcomes me back to Flint