Date: 3-5 July 2004 Bryan and Leslie head up to Sebastopol, CA (pop 8,000--the small-town hippie capitol of the world) for the 4th with friend Johanna (aka Peanut), guide and host.
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Bryan gets a little more daring. (He was not performing--this is far from the craziest stuff he did.)
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Bryan at the beach in Texas colors.
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It is a a sexy hoodie.
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Johanna and Leslie snuggle for warmth.
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Overcome with nature's splendor, I took hundreds of pictures of trees and bugs.
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These pods were very fuzzy.
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Have you ever seen a dragonfly this red? Thank goodness I took six pictures of it!
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It was remarkably unperturbed by my proximity.
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Johanna's mom is a crazy gardener. (By crazy I mean good.)
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I think we later ate some of this lavendar on a salad.
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Would you believe another picture?
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Johanna and Garfield Chavez (and Cameron and I thought we'd taken the silly cat names field with Tippy Jeff!)
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Johanna's brother Ry and dog Chester.
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I totally want a blackberry bush.
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Yes, yes. I was a little flora-photo-happy.
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Peanut and Ry--excited about a card game.
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Bryan explains the rules of Spades.
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Peanut and Ry--excited about a nap.
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Chester didn't let his prolific drooling nor his hip replacement get in the way of his joy in life.
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Every lawn for a block had these strange experiments in welding in them. I was baffled, yet definitely approved.
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Luminous backyard daisies.
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Garfield Chavez hunts.
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Our second-floor deck of the watertower guest-house.
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Looking up at the lattice over a bench.
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Johanna-Peanut in the yard.