Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Local Irises (And Dare I Call It? One Example of ハナショブ)

To the ancient Greeks, Iris was a divine messenger, and a rainbow made apparent her passage through the heavens...

All around Stonyford right now, from the General Store to our humble home, we've got a riot! (Oh, and PSA: please don't cut other people's irises, m'kay? Not the way to win friends and influence people -- I know they're pretty, but come on now...) :-)

(All photography William Way originals, done on -- I shit you not -- a Kindle Fire... Free to the public for pretty uses, or other punk shit... Much love!)


More Shots of San Francisco From Last Week

A few snaps by yours truly and his trusty Kindle Fire...

City Hall

(Just a few years ago, a woman fell from the 17th floor and lived! True story! She was probably inebriated and there was an updraft... So goes the most agreeable theory.)


Father Young: "Aren't you a bit concerned that some might be put off by the frank nature of your renovation fundraising campaign?"

Six Pence None The Richer: "Did Charlemagne shit in the Black Forest?"

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Wildflower Season: Almost Done


...So we now have really cracked down on cutting the grasses. Fire season will be upon us before you know it, and we must have a "defensible space." Safety first!

(Don't worry, though: Still another post of the previous week's pictures to come -- stills that you may feel free to snatch all you want; these are big files! Great for use as FB covers, for example... BTW, almost all the original William Way photography on The Hollow Man was taken with a Kindle Fire camera by Amazon. No lie!)


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My New Fitbit

Inspired by the shenanigans of Mr. Poullo Oconne:

(Speaking of which, I'm sorely behind - *SMACK!* - on updating my blogroll/links... Of course I could boost my traffic if I just do a little legwork... Smart blogging, y'all!)


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Monday, April 24, 2017

I Might Be Waiting For An Answer; In the Meantime, Be One With The Will...

私が研究している間、これを見てください... ⊂( ´ ▽ ` )⊃



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Sunday, April 23, 2017


From many angles, our garden in the foreground will blend beautifully into nature in the background, much like the Japanese style!


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野花 / 野生の花 (ワイルドフラワー)


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Save The Moronic, Legitimate, Market-Rate Residents of 26th and S. Van Ness!

I like how this petition's authors hope to gin up opposition to the opening of a homeless shelter by mentioning that it's to be in a "residential neighborhood" (virtually every neighborhood is -- except maybe most of the financial district) with "3 schools nearby," as though homelessness and children are mutually exclusive phenomena (and don't we love the dark implications inherent in the mention of homeless people and hoodlums in close enough proximity to each other?)

(Besides, the whole point of parents' raising their kids in the Mission is so that they can freak the fuck out when the fruit of their loins aren't home by the time BART closes; a body can still procure a decent brick of black tar for $5 a mere 10 blocks away if ever there's a real need for a fix; and the Eula's right up 16th, with suspicious staff hiding behind cages, and hardcore pornography playing in every bedbug-ridden room... Vive la difference!)

[ED NOTE: The Eula may no longer be in business, FYI...]

Original photography/artwork by William Way -- but loosey, goosey: feel free to snatch and pass around all you want; wouldn't mind credit if you can, tho'...


Gardening III: Springing Up

Since the early 2000s, our landscaping on these two acres -- with the trees, perennials, and recurring annuals (the ones that have survived, anyway; always trial and error, even in a paradise like Zone 7B --  has grown organically to perfectly supplement the height of wildflower season. No competition -- everything in the scenery works beautifully together, in gestalt. This is the cultivated stuff we've got going on this month (all have proven over the years to be deer-resistant and drought-tolerant, btw):



Some sort of little daisy to the left, dusty miller (yet to bloom) to the right

Some immortal thornless rose, defiant of hungry deer and beloved by the birds

In the background, blooming rosemary; and photobombing the yet-to-open-for-the-day golden poppies (California's state flower -- illegal to pick or cut on public land!) is one holdout from the daffodils planted last winter...

And here's a bonus, courtesy of Joyce, next-door neighbor and docent at the Stonyford Museum (certainly, a local celebrity in her own right): she's given me two starters for new lilac bushes, and boy are these fragrant! In the tub, I have the makings of a white lilac and a, well, lilac lilac... Thanks, Joyce!


Saturday, April 22, 2017

Gardening II: The Upside of Walmart

Just to prove I'm not some bad egg who got lucky with some foreign matter-contaminated ground beef from the EVIL CORPORATION THAT CANNOT GET ITS SHIT STRAIGHT, I'd like to point out that store #02053's (Willows, California) nursery is bangin' for Spring 2017. Here's a look at today's offering -- get those violets while they're hot! (And yes, plenty of herbs...)



Some generously proportioned daisy -- variety name begins with a "C"

Geraniums -- the real thing, just like Drew Barrymore's in E.T. THE EXTRATERRESTRIAL (1982)

Dianthus (Sweet William -- that's me!)

Some sort of golden calla lily -- probably wants more shade than we get in 7B...

See, Doug McMillon (Duke left with a $140,000,000 kiss behind the ear years ago -- my bad), you evil hillbilly, I'm not just out to fuck over Walmart. But clearly, I ain't fixin' to be no Nova Lee Nation, neither... I got you by the balls, fuguratively, my grip being my possession of certain stuff that never should have been sold at your stores yet was. (Pony up, pretty boy! You owe me more than $30 for that shitty hamburger -- can I get an "Amen," readers?)


Wildflowers II

More of what makes our normally unassuming two acres a real show-stopper from the road (if you're on the way West off the I-5 -- exit at Maxwell -- towards Stonyford, why not be one of the rubberneckers who slows down by our humble home? This "main attraction" on the way to East Park or Mendocino Nat'l Forest won't be blooming for long!)