Took this picture on Christmas Day 2022. Self had driven to Mendocino to de-stress. Mostly, she just walks around the Village, gets take-out from Patterson’s, and browses in Gallery Bookshop. The Corner Bakery makes the best tamales! You have to get there early: they might sell out.
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Doors to The Penn Club, on London’s Bedford Place, which sadly closed its doors forever in 2021. It was self’s little nest, only a stone’s throw from the British Museum.
Doors to the Corners of the Mouth, organic grocery in Mendocino Village. They sell all sorts of goodies from Boont Berry Farm: cheese, salads, carrot cake.
Last: HOME SWEET HOME! Picture of self’s front door.
The Which Way photo challenge is all about capturing the roads, walks, trails, rails, steps, signs, etc. we move from one place to another on. You can walk on them, climb them, drive them, ride on them, as long as the specific way is visible.
Self decided to comb through her archives for stairs or steps. Here’s what she found:
Cal Shakes stage, Orinda
Main Entrance, Mendocino Hotel
Entrance to Blenheim Palace, England
Wider view of the entrance to Blenheim Palace
Entrance to Japanese Tea Garden, Golden Gate Park
San Jose Convention Center during last summer’s SilCon
For the second year in a row, self spent Christmas in Mendocino. She loves being in the tiny, picturesque village clinging to the headlands off US-1. Her favorite doors/haunts (L to R): Mendocino Chocolate Company on Main (the main store is in Fort Bragg); Corners of the Mouth organic grocery (in a re-purposed church, on Ukiah); a vintage store in downtown Fort Bragg; and the Garden Bakery, in an alley next to the Great Put-On clothing boutique on Albion.
Self loves sending out Christmas cards. This holiday season was a little hectic. Alas, she didn’t send out as many as she normally does. But she still loves getting them in the mail. She pastes them on a wall in her living room. Sometimes she even keeps them up all year.
Today the boxed sets of Christmas cards were 50% off at Gallery Bookshop in Mendocino. This beautiful set (Art by Trevor Waugh) is printed in England and says, “Wishing you all the joys of the season.” She can’t wait to send them out next Christmas!
Today, everything is closed (except for Patterson’s, the bar on Lansing, which is pretty lively!). Self took a walk around the village. In front of the McCallum house, there were these pretty flowers. Perfect for Cee’s Flower of the Day!