Monday, Oct 28, 2019 - Sunday, Jun 05, 2022
May 14, 2022
Fogbowwith a brocken spectre kicker. On Twin Peaks this morning
May 10, 2022
Gotta Sing!At Pedro Point headlands, Pacifica
April 30, 2022
Brocken spectre morning:On Twin Peaks, Saturday morning
March 18. 2022
I just like this one... I don't know why
March 14, 2022
Cool lenticular cloud formation on the walk home:
March 12, 2022
The Elusive Fogbow
Walking up towards Twin Peaks
March 8, 2022
Another one for the boss:
March 1, 2022
Moth on a wildflowerAt
Huddart State Park near Woodside
February 25, 2022
Red Tail Hawk at Coyote Hills Regional ParkWith, if you look closely, not one but two leg bands... orange and white. I'm sure it was like... "Not again. How 'bout I just tell you where I've been."
And one more bird shot from the walk, perhaps not deserving front page placement due to the rather unromantic metal post it is perched on but still, a nice shot of a Tree Swallow:
February 20, 2022
View of San Andreas Lake as seen from the approach to Sweeney Ridge. The fault was originally identified here by UC Berkeley geology professor Andrew Lawson in 1895, who chose to name it after the lake.
February 15, 2022
On the Bay Trail near Shoreline
February 13, 2022
Touchdown!No really. The bird is coming in for a landing with the feet just touching the ground.
February 11, 2022
Just a nice shot from a couple of weeks ago On the edge of the redwoods in Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve
February 4, 2022
Wildlife Study Area. Do Not Enter...
Because Wildlife hates to be bothered when studying (near Slacker Ridge)
February 2, 2022
Early Season Wildflowers:South of Gray Whale Cove
January 25, 2022
The beast king, keeper of the forest:At Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve
January 21, 2022
Hummingbird re-seats itself:Going up Old Pedro Mountain Road, just south of Linda Mar in Pacifica
January 18, 2022
Goethe and Schiller discuss their mutal fear of heights:at Golden Gate Park.
January 17, 2022
At the base of Tank HillName that tree... No, seriously... what kind of tree is that?
January 14, 2022
Great Blue Heron in the trees:
Near Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park
January 4, 2022
Nice view of Andy Goldsworth's "Spire" in the Presidio
January 2, 2022
Cue eye-rolling from folks who live with *real* weather:
Jack Frost nipping at something... Yeah, yeah, I know. Poor babies. Seriously, though, this is unusual for here. (and yes, Joe managed to get some of his beloved patterns in the pix)
December 31, 2021
Seeing faces in the vegation is no reason to worry:... When they start talking to you, *then* you can worry.
December 28, 2021
An interesting view:Much going on here.
December 24, 2021
Forgive this brief foray into the personal:Stow Lake was an important place for my wife and I during in her last 3 months, as cancer took its toll on her body. The easy walk, many benches and glorious animals gave us much joy in a difficult time. She had hand-made a series of these Christmas ornaments long before we had met. It gives me (us) great joy to share them via the community Christmas bush at the lake and now here, with you. Merry Christmas from us.
December 21, 2021
And the first Great Blue Heron sighting of the season at Stow Lake:iIf past experience is any indication, soon they will be building nests high in the tree on one of smaller islands in the lake.
December 17, 2021
Did I mention I really like patterns and textures:
December 14, 2021
Much work, much rain, so not much new in the way of pix. Still we have this lesson in horizon, courtesy of a gorgeous day after a storm blew the atmosphere clear:Note the Farallon islands appear as they usually do ...(when you can see them from the City)... on the horizon. But climb up Montara Mountain and at 1600 ft above sea level, the horizon is further away ... you can actually see water behind the islands:I know. Who cares? Well, I thought is was pretty neat. But then, it don't take much.
December 8, 2021
Hard to believe...
....that it was around 2001 when the first of the new wave of coyotes arrived in the city. Now, its like... whatr's that. Oh, just a coyote. Only the Ravens seem to get excited.
December 7, 2021
On Twin Peaks:
December 5, 2021
More birds on the Bayshore:
December 3, 2021
on the Bay Trail near Palo Alto / Mountain View border
November 30, 2021
On 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...
November 27, 2021
Red Tail Hawk on Twin Peaks...
November 25, 2021
Obligatory wide-angle lens shot of redwoods
November 23, 2021
There are days when you just need a slug...
Slug and Mushroom? Sounds like the title of a 'zine
November 22, 2021
Pride of Madeira Plant .... Oh, and some bridge in the background:
November 20, 2021
Most of our business is on the web these days...
November 19, 2021
It was a damp and drizzly day...
November 18, 2021
After a 3AM wake-up call, this is as close as I will get to tonight's partial lunar eclipse:still... I am tempted to set the alarm...
November 17, 2021
On the walk to work:
November 16, 2021
One for the boss...
November 14, 2021
City view at night
November 13, 2021
Brocken Spectre morning:
Hey, that's me out there (or my shadow, anyway, in the rainbow ring).
November 12, 2021
More textures and patterns:
On twin peaks.
November 11, 2021
Layers of SF... Mt Tam, Marin headlands, Fog, Golden Gate:
November 10, 2021
Just a simple leaf and sky viewfrom a hike near Sweeney Ridge a couple of weeks ago.
November 9, 2021
A view from the set of an Indiana Jones movie?
Nope. Just a look at the drainage system above Grey Whale Cove Beach:
November 8, 2021
A little labyrinth on Pedro Point headlands:
November 7, 2021
And somewhere under that tangled mess is a tree.
November 6, 2021
From yesterday's amble... Pedro Point Headlands with Devil's slide in the distance (Pacifica):
November 5, 2021
Did I mention I'm a fan of patterns and textures?
November 4, 2021
Colors and patterns:
from the Sawyer Camp Trail hike.
November 3, 2021
Moon and mercury.
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:
November 2, 2021
Wild turkeys on Sawyer Camp Trail
November 1, 2021:
October 31, 2021
Nature bringin' the Halloween Orange:
Going with the seasonal colors for pix of the day over this unusual lighting phenomena seen over the Richmond District this morning...
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:
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:
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.