Weekly Photo Challenge: Minimalist, Or: Unlit Candle

Unlit Candle

This week’s challenge is all about minimalism, something which my photo collection surprisingly lacks. Until I find something better, here’s a candle currently decorating my entry hall.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Cover Art, Or: Lava Tube Skylight

Hana Lava Tube Skylight

There’s an ancient lava tube in the outskirts of Hana, Hawaii. You need a flashlight to get through most of it, but there are a few, gorgeous points at which the sun manages to pierce the depths. For some reason, this photo makes me think of the cover of a nature magazine, or an album of soothing nature sounds.

Jar Lamps

Jar Lamps

If you’re somewhere in the North Bay and want something yummy and local, give Gracie’s a shot. Great sandwiches, salads, and of course, barbeque. If you happen to look up from your food, you might notice these re-purposed jars hanging overhead.

What Causes Auroras?


“The Aurora Borealis? At this time of year? At this time of day? In this part of the country? Localized entirely within your kitchen?!

…Not quite, but SciShow explains how it works.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Work of Art, Or: Maui Shell Lamp


Weekly Photo Challenge

There’s tons of awesome art on Maui. Most of it is in high-profile galleries. This one was in a restaurant restroom in Lahaina.

Weekly Photo Challenge: On The Move, Or: Subway On Saturdays


Weekly Photo Challenge: On The Move, Or: Subway On Saturdays

Part of my commute involves BART, the main train system for the San Francisco Bay Area. Don’t be fooled by the lack of people; this was taken at the Embarcadero station on a Saturday. If I took this on a weekday evening, there’d be at least 500 more people in this photo.

Embarcadero Hyatt Regency Christmas Redux


Embarcadero Hyatt Regency Christmas Redux

Happy Holidays, folks. Remember that pic I posted of the Embarcadero Hyatt a while back? Here’s the same lobby, but this time it’s covered with even more lights and decorations exclusive to the holiday season. These guys decorate in style.