The World of Arnold Lobel

The (wonderful) World of Arnold Lobel is on display at The Contemporary Jewish Museum now through March 23rd.  I grew up on his books, illustrations, his adventures portrayed by anthropomorphic characters, his world at the end of his pencil. Seeing his original drawings and peeking into his writing process was a much needed dose of inspiration. While I’ve always enjoyed the adventures of best friends Frog and Toad, my new favorite is The Ice Cream Cone Coot and Other Rare Birds featuring  part bird- part thing creatures such as the Gramophone Gullfinch.

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Petaluma Bike Ride

I love so much that San Francisco residents can travel an hour north of San Francisco and feel so far removed from the city. Petaluma is just the place for a nice country bike ride past farmland and rolling hills while taking in Californian flora and fauna. You might even run into a brewery too!

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Flora y Fauna

One of my favorite aspects of going to a new land is discovering new flora and fauna. The rainy season had just ended so the vegetation was green and lush, and animal inhabitants were out and about. Birds, reptiles, and four-legged friends mingled with scheffleras, palm trees, ancient ferns, hibiscus flowers and colorful crotons. My only regret is not seeing the iguana tree!

There were so many town dogs of all different breeds shapes and sizes. This was the lone chihuahua.

A large smiling lizard ventured into our casita. The animals and plants are so jovial in paradise.

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