Thomas V

California.

odd-fascinations asked:

Are all (or at least most) of these photos yours? Because if they are, I really like them. Keep it up!

Hello! And thank you! Almost every photo is original, except for the rare reblog that really grabs my attention. Eventually I’ll get a real camera and give this whole ‘photography’ thing a shot.

Picked all of these off the side of the road.

Picked all of these off the side of the road.

Made some ‘oatcakes’ today, as seen in Game of Thrones. I’ve been plowing through the books and these damn things are mentioned so much I figured I’d give them a try. Suspiciously like oatmeal cookies, they are less sweet and more savory, but still go stupendously well with ice cream and blackberries. 

Made some ‘oatcakes’ today, as seen in Game of Thrones. I’ve been plowing through the books and these damn things are mentioned so much I figured I’d give them a try. Suspiciously like oatmeal cookies, they are less sweet and more savory, but still go stupendously well with ice cream and blackberries. 

Redding River Trail.
Unbelievably beautiful in the spring (that’s what we’re in right now right?)

Redding River Trail.

Unbelievably beautiful in the spring (that’s what we’re in right now right?)

Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa.

Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa.

My dreams have been so unbelievably vivid recently its been almost as exhausting going to sleep as it has been fighting through the day.
Just last night, I had one that spanned so many confusing and emotion topics, and the vividness of it all left my mouth and jaw numb and my limbs unrested. I’ve woken up at 4, 5 AM these past couple of mornings in a feverish sweat and with an ashy taste in my mouth.

It’s unpleasant, and its starting to spill over into the days now. Its funny how much of a difference a lack of sleep can make on mood and perception.

Beginning the Bell Tower hike.

Beginning the Bell Tower hike.

Found a macadamia nut tree on campus! Well, two of them, but only one was fruiting. 
After trying to break open both of the two shells that surround the actual nut, I realized why these things are so damn expensive. Yielded 4 nuts by the end of it all, which I put in a chocolate bar. 
The second tree is in the arboretum in a little hidden nook!

Found a macadamia nut tree on campus! Well, two of them, but only one was fruiting. 

After trying to break open both of the two shells that surround the actual nut, I realized why these things are so damn expensive. Yielded 4 nuts by the end of it all, which I put in a chocolate bar. 

The second tree is in the arboretum in a little hidden nook!

One of the best Pinots I’ve ever had. A 2011 reserve from Talbott winery in the Santa Lucia range. This was literally the last bottle. 

One of the best Pinots I’ve ever had. A 2011 reserve from Talbott winery in the Santa Lucia range. This was literally the last bottle. 

Morning ride on Tuesday! 

Morning ride on Tuesday!