This week the winter decided to give us a sneak visit. It has been a mostly sunny winter so far, but for a few days we had actual winter (rain and wind).
In the midst of this (mild) winter weather Tommy, an ex-student of mine who is now a postdoc at the Eisen lab at UC Berkeley, showed up for an interview. It was fun to spend time with Tommy again. He was involved with the early steps of thinking about the grant, and so it was nice to show off how much things have progressed.
We enjoyed a lull in the rain to sit outside among the fallen leafs and enjoy a simple lunch.
As part of his visit Tommy had to renew his visa, and seems that courtesy of the US embassy, we will have him visiting for a bit :-(
Here is a picture of wintery sunrise: