Despite knowing that it might be the last sunny day for a while, I didn't feel much motivation to do anything that Sunday. Steve went with his dad and his brother to a computer museum in Mountain View that morning, and I was not at all tempted to join them. Instead, I stayed home and spent some time reading the vampire book that I had bought last May. I hadn't gotten around to reading more than a chapter of it then, so I figured it was time start over and get through it so I could be done with it. This is something like the tenth Sookie/True Blood book, and the series is getting a little old for me. If I decide to read more past this, I'll probably just get the Kindle versions.
|71/366 light reading|
On Monday afternoon, before the week's rain started, I took a walk down the street in an effort to find something to photograph. I was mostly uninspired, but I kind of liked the colors and textures of the tree branch that was on the ground by the park.
|72/366 tree down|
The rain started as predicted on Tuesday, and I of course had no desire to go outside that day. I decided to do another iteration of the "water droplets on a window" theme. I did two of these last winter, out each side of the living room windows. This time, I took the shot from the bedroom window and got Bernal Hill in the background.
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Wednesday was Pi Day (3/14), which was apparently enough to lure me outside briefly, despite the miserable wind and rain. My plan was to go to nearby Mission Pie for a slice of pie and some pictures, even though I should have known it would be really busy there that day. I didn't get to try the banana cream pie that I wanted, since it was sold out. I also didn't see many places free to sit and eat there. Instead, I settled for one of their apple-huckleberry mini pies to bring home. It would be too big for me to eat by myself anyway, and I knew that Steve would like the huckleberries in it. I ended up taking pictures of it when I got back, and then we shared it with Steve's parents after dinner. It was really good.
|74/366 pi(e) day|
With no other picture ideas on Thursday afternoon, I asked Steve if he wanted to make us some steak frites (hanger steak with red wine sauce and fries) for dinner. It had been a while since we'd had it, and the picture that I took of the dish several years ago was in dire need of an update. (I won't even link to it; it's that cringe-worthy.) Because I was using the tabletop light, it was a little compositionally limiting, but it meant that I didn't need to rely on daylight for the picture. I was mostly just happy not to have to think of something to photograph on yet another rainy afternoon.
|75/366 steak frites|
Still more rain on Friday, but there was a break in the middle of the day. I took the opportunity to go out and bother the neighborhood cat. It's another of those yearly patterns I fall into... I look out all the windows and often spot this cat on its porch across the street. During rainy days when I don't feel like going very far from home, it works out pretty well. Of course, now I can't use that idea again until next year.
|76/366 rainy day kitty|
The weather finally turned sunny again on Saturday, although it was still rather chilly and windy. Since it was St. Patrick's Day, it was time again for a picture of clover. It doesn't seem to be too hard to find around the neighborhood, growing in the park and in front of a few houses on the block. I think the below shot was actually from the same house where I took my clover shot three years ago.
|77/366 st. patrick's day|
Hopefully that's the end of the depressing, mediocre weeks—and weather—for a while. Of course, this wasn't the last of the rain for the winter/spring, but it was definitely the worst of it.