We had a sort of "wild" weekend. We went up to Glen Ellen and visited Jack London State Historic Park. Steve took this nice photo of a wall of a former winery on his ranch. It has a lot of lichens and stuff growing on it. We toured the House of Happy Walls, where London's wife lived after his death. It's filled with artifacts they collected in their extensive travels to exotic places like the Solomon Islands, the Yukon and Hawaii. This was pretty adventurous for the early 1900s. He also worked as a reporter for San Francisco newspapers and traveled to Europe, Yokohama, Vera Cruz and Korea. London did a heck of a lot in his 40 years of life.
We also watched Into the Wild on DVD. This film tells the real life story of Christopher McCandless, who ventured out on his own into the Alaskan wilderness in search of ??? This Sean Penn directed film is based on the book by Jon Krakauer. It's an intense, touching and disturbing story. I loved the soundtrack by Eddie Vedder. (Isn't someone's birthday coming up...hint, hint.)
This morning there were a number of cool birds in the birdbaths as I was making my tea. I just love these Townsend's warblers. They are hard to capture in a photograph, as they are very small and flitty birds. They don't hold still for very long.
The Santa Barbara daisies look nice in these photos too.