Monday, October 31, 2016

Halloween proper

Chenery Street.

Raiders fan?

"Trick or treat!"

"Peter, who chose the costumes, you or Karen?" "Who do you think?"

The trading floor.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Halloween, take 1

We had a Halloween party for the kids on our block on the day before Halloween (All Hallow's Eve Eve, you might say). We had decorative gourds and jello eyeballs on the table...

...and kids in costumes.

After most everyone had arrived, we went to each others' houses to trick or treat.

A group pic just before we went to our last house.

Candy coma.

Bleeding candle!


Charming family.

We often get the boys one kid's meal to split, and they don't always even finish that. But when the meal is a dessert crepe, they not only can each finish a kid's meal, but we have to get them one more to split between them! Soren's plate had a chocolate path that led straight to his mouth. The path continued right up his chin, too!

Saturday, October 29, 2016


Design by Soren.

Anders (check out those fangs).

Sigrid (don't miss the ears).

Michael (subconsciously inspired by the election? angry, orange, flared nostrils...).

Gutted by power tool.

Seed harvest.

Fine job, all!

Friday, October 28, 2016

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire...

I've had this beautiful chestnut pan for several years, but only just tried actually using it tonight.

It managed to get about 6 ounces of chestnuts on it.

Roasted them (after cutting bits off to allow steam to escape) 5-10 minutes over the open (gas) fire.

The boys didn't care much for the charred bits, but I loved the flavor. Reminded me of chestnuts you can get on the street in Seoul or New York.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

afternoon clouds

I guest lectured a class at Boalt Hall last night. As I walked into my old law school, the clouds looked magnificent.


Our annual visit to Clancy's Pumpkin Patch.

Hayrides! (The boys skipped the ride themselves.)

Witches and skeletons!

...and pumpkins (and decorative gourds).

Our haul for the year. Clancy's ought to offer on-the-spot second mortgages.

The wheelbarrow was a bit much for Anders full, but he managed returning it empty just fine.

Stairway to heaven. Or treats, anyway.