Sunday, November 29, 2009

Mount Diablo

When we moved here, I had no idea that Tilden Regional Park is 10 minutes from our house, Sausalito and Marin County are 30 minutes away, and as I discovered today, Mount Diablo is a short 45 minute drive through the Berkeley Hills.

We had a snack break at "Rock City" about halfway down, where the kids loved climbing and exploring.

This is the beauty of living on the San Andreas Fault!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving to Me!

And to you, too (but really to me). Instead of my making a dry turkey, canned cranberry sauce, and a jar of gravy, Edwin came home hours before I expected, and made the juiciest turkey, cranberry sauce from real cranberries, and gravy from actual turkey bits.

And this is what I saw when I woke up from my nap :)

How fun that Uncle Max and Cameron could join us. SO, in honor of Edwin's hard work, I made this while he was cleaning up :)

Customize your own for your special guy in my etsy shop.

Sunday, November 22, 2009


We spent this weekend at a UC Berkeley Vision Science conference on Tomales Bay.

It was set at the Marconi conference center. I think my talk was a success, if you are interested in the autonomic innervation to the anterior segment and its relationship to accommodation and emmetropization.

And we squeezed in a trip to the Pointt Reyes Lighthouse, the windiest point on the Pacific coast.

But that wasn't too off topic, since this lighthouse uses a first order Fresnel lens, which intensifies the light by refracting and magnifying the source light through crystal prisms into concentrated beams.

And thank you Edwin for occupying the little people while I was doing science, and not letting them blow off the cliff.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Not your typical Under Her Charm

I can't believe I am messing around with new pieces, when I haven't even put together my talk for SUNDAY, but I think I made my new favorite necklace.

You can find it in my etsy shop for a limited time.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009

Monday, November 9, 2009

Love on the rocks

Something about this necklace reminds me of my great great grandfather's grave in Israel. There, they put rocks on the graves for remembrance.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Crystal clear

Is this the fattest lens you've ever seen or what?

and how cool is that ciliary body! Don't mind the vitreous. . .

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Hear, O Israel

Hear, O Israel, the Lord is God, the Lord is one.