We were remarking on the extraordinary new growth on the pine trees a few days ago, when I spotted this, a pine whose new growth looks like an upside-down office chair. I’ve been watching a couple days now for another example, but haven’t seen one. What do you suppose “inspired” it?

Today’s Saturday, and the weather’s much like in this photo, but this is from a few days ago, a pre-season weekday. Today this parking lot would have been full of cars. Notice the sand ladders and crane for lowering and raising the monstrous spare tire. And massive fuel tank. And bunker-like windows. Just kinda automatically makes you feel light-footed and adventurous, nein? Compare this with the last German camper van I posted: OK, the Unimog is an amazing vehicle, but – is it just me?…Continue Reading “A minimalist German camper van”