The Bay Area
Dad and Michela's patch o' grass, Berkeley
Michela tending to her fava beans, the garden (an oasis)
My brother Sean, and my nephew Khai, working on the mini walkie talkies I gave Khai for his birthday
My niece MyLinh, with a rose-thorn bindi
Sean's dog, Iko
Coyote Hills Regional Park, Sunday walk with Dad
Walking at Ancil Hoffman County Park Sacramento with Rucha and her sons Lincoln and Royal. "Dart Shooter" caterpillars, and warnings of rattlesnakes and poison oak had Royal concerned, so he wanted a lift to stay well out of danger
Exploring the river. Lincoln in the foreground, Royal in the background
Royal with his funny little smile, Rucha's new Saltwater sandals in action
My nephew Maceo, rocking the unicycle at his school's circus performance
Maceo, close up. Fellow unicyclists.
Dinner at Lalo's with friends. Bean (a.k.a Justine) and her daughter Czesa
Elvie (Bean's youngest daughter) and my dear friend Sandra with her daughter Meera
Lincoln and Maceo, tucking into some horchata
Burgers with my Grandma Freda and my dad. What I love about my grandma? She can talk about current politics, Lady Gaga and the transformation of women's lives in the 20th century with equal aplomb, and has an amazingly open mind about it all.
Visiting with my best friend Ursula
And her son Marcello
And her daughter Giulietta (my god daughter), sweet skeleton guy
My sister. My co-conspirator. I love you and I miss you already
Apologies to Jacquelyn, Thao, Fran & Frank, Ursula and Jeremy: I was so busy enjoying your company I neglected to take pictures of you!
Everybody (including everybody I DIDN’T get to see, because there were a lot of you): I’m missing you all already. Sending you more love than I can express, Oami