11 April 2010


"An unsentimental elegy to the American West, Sweetgrass follows the last modern-day cowboys to lead their flocks of sheep up into Montanas breathtaking and often dangerous Absaroka-Beartooth mountains for summer pasture. This astonishingly beautiful yet unsparing film reveals a world in which nature and culture, animals and humans, vulnerability and violence are all intimately meshed."

06 April 2010

Pomona, CA

05 April 2010

My idea of happiness

I have lived through much, and now I think I have found what is needed for happiness. A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one’s neighbor — such is my idea of happiness.

— Family Happiness and Other Stories, Leo Tolstoy

03 April 2010

I got these baby cacti at the farmers' market last Sunday. Aren't they handsome?

02 April 2010

Claremont, CA

I caught them at the turn of spring.