I have been collecting odds and ends for a few months, putting them on my desktop (not something I normally do), thinking I will write a post about the picture or use the photo for something. But, instead, the pieces sit there, taunting me, just gathering dust, reminding me of stories I could be telling but which I’m NOT.
Today I decided to put all that jetsam and flotsam into one post and just let you see how cluttered my mind can become. Then I’m going to put it all in the trash.
The oldest picture goes back to late summer, early fall, when we went to the Master Gardner’s Experimental Gardens. Not only did I ponder over all sorts of great ways to grow things and even bought a wreath for my door, I also saw a collection of honey from all the crops grown here in the valley:
Later in the fall, the Fresno Downtown Partnership shared this great aerial view of our downtown and I thought it might make for a story of how much I love downtown and how much it has changed:
Then somewhere before Christmas my Cowbird friend, Kiki Suarez, posted this fabulous photo of her storefront. I wanted to tell all of you about her art and her writing and her loss of sight. But, you can go read it all for yourselves.
During December, when it got really cold and I needed more warmth, I got out an old scarf that has a story. Here’s the picture, but the longer the photo sat there, the less I think the story would be all that impressive:
And, finally, there is my love for San Francisco. Going through my Flickr archives, I found these photos I took of the first place we ever stayed in San Francisco, way back in 1974 when I worked for a publishing company that just happened to have an apartment there for clients and that employees could use when it was available. The photos are of how the building currently looks:
Those pictures were remembered when I recently saw this picture of the dog heads from Doggy Diner, now a defunct eatery in San Francisco. The heads, as you can guess, have taken on their own life:
And last, and probably least, a recipe I recently made:
So, there you have it. My desktop. And with this telling, it is all clear again.