Joe's Picture of the Day/Week/Month

Saturday, Oct 30, 2021

November 30, 2021

Bobcat!
BobcatOn Rodeo Valley Trail in the Marin Headlands... Appropriately, located just  to the South of ... Bobcat Trail.


November 29, 2021

Tripod!?! I thought you said bring an iPod...A shaky image of the Golden Gate Bridge


November 27, 2021

Red Tail Hawk on Twin Peaks...

Red Tail Hawk


November 25, 2021

Obligatory wide-angle lens shot of redwoodsSecond and third growth Redwoods


November 23, 2021

There are days when you just need a slug...

Banana Slug and MushroomSlug and Mushroom? Sounds like the title of a 'zine


November 22, 2021

Pride of Madeira Plant .... Oh, and some bridge in the background:

Pride of Madeira Plant and GG bridge


November 20, 2021

Most of our business is on the web these days...

Abandoned Spider Web in the morning dew


November 19, 2021

It was a damp and drizzly day...Reflections in stow lake


November 18, 2021

After a 3AM wake-up call, this is as close as I will get to tonight's partial lunar eclipse:Branches, clouds and full moonstill... I am tempted to set the alarm...


November 17, 2021

On the walk to work:

 Coyote and raven on Twin Peaks


November 16, 2021

One for the boss...

...Just a squirrel...don't ask...


November 14, 2021

City view at night

View of San Francisco at night


November 13, 2021

Brocken Spectre morning:

Brocken Spectre on twin peaksHey, that's me out there (or my shadow, anyway, in the rainbow ring).


November 12, 2021

More textures and patterns:

Old worn roadside guardrail supportOn twin peaks.


November 11, 2021

Layers of SF... Mt Tam, Marin headlands, Fog, Golden Gate:

Mt Tam, Marin Headlands, low fog, Bridge, SF


November 10,  2021

Just a simple leaf and sky viewFall leaves at the end of a stem and wispy blue skyfrom a hike near Sweeney Ridge a couple of weeks ago.


November 9, 2021

A view from the set of an Indiana Jones movie?

Drainage system above Grey Whale Cove Nope. Just a look at the drainage system above Grey Whale Cove Beach:


November 8, 2021

A little labyrinth on Pedro Point headlands:

Labyrinth and shadow


November 7, 2021

And somewhere under that tangled mess is a tree.Vines tangled around a tree


November 6, 2021

From yesterday's amble... Pedro Point Headlands with Devil's slide in the distance (Pacifica):

Pedro Point headlands with Devil's Slide in the hazy distance

November 5, 2021

Did  I mention I'm a fan of patterns and textures?

Close-up of the patterns in a branch


November 4, 2021

 Colors and patterns:

Bush and barbed wire

from the Sawyer Camp Trail hike.


November 3, 2021

Moon and mercury.Crescent moon and mercury rising over San Francisco

Wanted to go with this one, just for the cheesy title: "The Owl and the Chesire Cat (moon)" but the owl wouldn't cooperate and perch closer to the moon:

Owl in tree and crescent moon


November 2, 2021

Wild turkeys on Sawyer Camp Trail

Wild Turkeys Foraging


November 1, 2021: 

Who Dat?

Owl on sign


October 31, 2021

Nature bringin' the Halloween Orange:

Orange sunrise

Going with the seasonal colors for pix of the day over this unusual lighting phenomena seen over the Richmond District this morning...

End of the rainbow... or the beginning


October 30, 2021

An off day amble... After a frustrating morning of waiting on plumbers at the apartment, I headed out in the later afternoon ...no particular place to go but that's normal for me.  Golden Gate Park is a good first option so I set my sites on the Alvord Lake Bridge and points beyond, remembering as I entered the park that it was Outside Lands weekend and maybe GG Park was not such a good idea. Made my way toward the Arguello gate. After a pleasantr conversation on the Oak Woodlands Trail, I headed to the Presidio and ultimately the Crissy Field Marsh.  Had the Macro Lens on the Camera (a personal favorite)... Here's the thing... No matter what lens I mount, I always end up  wishing I had chosen a different one. Today was no exception. In this case, I glanced up and saw this:

Clouds with rainbow colors

A Sunbow!  To be tediously accurate, "cloud iridescence."  No matter what you call it, It's really cool to see and relatiuvely uncommon. Nor surprisingly, I could not get the a wide enough shot to fully capture what I was seeing. No problem. I still have my trusty Smart phone camera. Whipped it out and captured this:

Cloud iridescence, land and bird

Not bad, eh? I'd love to tell you I planned to get that bird in the shot but the truth is, 'twas nothing but dumb luck.