Little birds pecking in the snow.
Bought oranges in Colusa farm stand with a box on a post with a sign "pay $7 10#." They are dark orange inside, delicious, sweet navels in irregular sizes. We can see the trees in her neat front yard mini orchard behind a low decorative block wall on the highway. The little old lady came out immediately we left, she walked out her driveway to check the box in faint winter sunshine.
Bruce's surgery was very successful and his recovery at Stanford is remarkable. One day I met a friend in San Francisco and followed her to the beach at Pt Lobos for a late lunch overlooking 15-25-feet surf at the Beach Chateau, fresh dungeness crab Louie salad and crisp white wine. http://www.golden-gate-park.com/beach-and-park-chalet.htmlhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dungeness_crab Downstairs in the Chateau are WPA murals and mosaics in the history of san francisco and ocean themes. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Works_Progress_Administration
I followed her winding past the VA Hospital where she works, through the Presidio and Golden Gate Park, the de Young Art Museum, http://www.golden-gate-park.com/de-young-museum.html, across the Golden Gate bridge to Kentfield. People in the Bay Area are very good and courteous drivers especially on the penninsula and in downtown.
Climbing the Apple St hill behind our house the snow is almost all melted except in a few patches near the top, following the road next to the power lines. Other old roads lead off in various directions under sparse oak and dark evergreen trees. Plenty of sun and melting snow.
Several places I saw prints in the ground and snow of deer. Bears are hibernating, and deer are close by in the trees. My sursery supplies sit in the snow where Bruce brought them last March when we sold the Window Box Nursery.
See you later