Mount Umunhum has been in the news recently. There is talk of tearing down the building up there and opening the space to the public. The only reason I bring this up or even mention it is because this landmark is part of our branding.
When I created the painting for our label, Paul was very clear about what his vision was for our brand, for his brand. He wanted a view of "his" mountains, the view that he grew up with, and the view we still have today from our home.
Over the years, numerous antennae have sprouted atop Mt. Madonna, but I know for me personally, if they remove the tower off Mt. Um that I will miss seeing the landmark.
The picture I took at the top of this page, (our site header) shows Mt. Madonna to the far left and Mt. Umunhum is to the far right...the wikipedia link above has a couple more photos for reference and part of the story.
The photo I took was taken from up top of the parking garage at Oakridge Mall in San Jose. I'm hoping to capture the fog spilling over the top one of these days, but I always seem to miss just the right moment. When the fog spills over the top of the mountain, it envelopes the tower, like that famous wave photo surrounding the lighthouse (wasn't that photo-shopped?) :-)