Thursday, July 27, 2017

Point Reyes, Early Morning

Stream, Ocean - Point Reyes  2017

Ocean - Point Reyes  2017

After an uneasy night's sleep (I had lost some tent pegs in the wind incident, so the tent kept flapping in the gradually decreasing wind) I got up and wandered down to the beach. No wind!

I searched some more for the missing iPhone, but no luck. I finally packed up and hiked on out, stopping at the ranger station to report my sad tale of woe.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Wind Incident

Stream, Ocean - Point Reyes  2017

Campsite, Jacket on Ground - Point Reyes  2017

I was looking right at it when it happened. I had arrived at the campground, set up the tent and taken a little rest. I was outside reading when a sudden gust of wind hit the campsite and inflated the tent like a wind sock, pulling it out of its stakes and flipping it up and over onto a extensive patch of blackberry, Queen Anne's Lace and poison oak. Jumping up I managed to grab the tent, lift it up and relocate it to more protected ground.

Then I saw that my jacket and clothes sack had been dumped out and were laying on top of the vegetation. Using my tripod I cautiously waded into the thicket and retrieved them.

It wasn't until after some time had passed that I remembered that my iPhone 6s Plus had also been in the tent. Yikes. A quick panic search revealed that unfortunately it was nowhere to be found. Alas, more extensive probing of the underbrush with the tripod was unsuccessful as well. How annoying!

Later that afternoon I ventured down to the beach but was driven back by the wind-blown sand. Not quite as bad as Death Valley, but still.


Looking for iPhone - Point Reyes  2017




Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Point Reyes Backpack



Point Reyes Backpack, June, 2017 from Mike Mundy on Vimeo.


Last month's (short) backpack. It was windy!

Monday, July 24, 2017

Monday Hawk and Crow Blogging

Hawk, Crow - Point Reyes  2017

Hawk being harassed by a crow. The crow was much more maneuverable than the hawk, who eventually retreated lower down into a tree. Seen while I was camping at Coast Camp.

I used an Olympus E-M10 with a 75-300mm zoom lens.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

White

White Door, White Van - Fairfax  2017

White Wicker Chair - Marin County  2017

Top: iPhone photo.

Bottom: Olympus E-PL7 with 25mm lens.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Camellia Leaf

Camellia Leaf - Marin County  2017

This camellia has been in the front courtyard since we moved here in 1981; I've posted photos of it before.

So far this season the heat has been so intense that the plant is becoming defoliated.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Something Cool

Ice Cream at Scoop - Fairfax  2017

Kona Ice - San Anselmo  2017

Actually, we've been using Dreyer's slow-churned mint chocolate chip.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

San Francisco Rain - 2

Front Yard, Rain - San Francisco  2017

Trees, Presidio, Rain - San Francisco  2017

Shutter priority, 1/500th second for the bottom photo.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

San Francisco Rain - 1

19th Ave Liquors - San Francisco  2017

Gas Station - San Francisco  2017

Rain greeted us in San Francisco upon our return from Southern California. Photos taken with a Canon G5X from the Airporter bus.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

San Francisco News

Reporter - San Francisco  2012

Reporter - San Francisco  2017

Top photo taken with an Olympus E-PL1 and a Panasonic 20mm lens.

Bottom, I used an Olympus E-PL7 and an Olympus 25mm lens.


Monday, July 17, 2017

Monday Lizard Blogging

Lizard - Marin County  2017

Lizard - Marin County 2017

Front and back yards.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Trees

Oak Branches - Marin County  2017

Bay Tree - Marin County  2017

Taken during a recent walk up the street. I used a wide-angle Olympus 9-18mm zoom lens.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Legoland! #2

Heartlake Girl - Legoland  2017

Trading Legos - Legoland  2017

Kids can bring in their old Lego figures and trade 'em for different ones.





Friday, July 14, 2017

Legoland! #1

Mike, Legoland Mens' Room - Legoland  2017

Mens' Room Sign - Legoland  2017

Wow . . . Legoland! (In Carlsbad, California.)

Alas, there were no such things as Legos when Mike was a boy, so this visit was understandably very special.