Thursday, February 28, 2013

SOMA Sightems

Blue Wall - San Francisco  2013

Red Door - San Francisco  2013
Samy's Camera being reflected in the window. Samy's is a large Southern California camera store . . . looks like they're setting up a Northern California outpost.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Hwy 101 Overpass, San Francisco

Hwy 101 Overpass - San Francisco  2013

Taken using the Panasonic 20mm lens on the Olympus E-PL1 camera.

A quick grab shot, which I somehow like.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Coyote Bush, Yellow Leaves

Coyote Brush - Marin County  2012

Yellow Leaves - Marin County  2012

I'm thinking that both photos were taken in overcast conditions. Much better for scenic shots than bright sunny days.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Monday Crow Blogging

Crow, San Quentin - Marin County  2013

In the background, the foreboding aspect of San Quentin State Prison.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

SF Skyline

Skyline - San Francisco  2012

Taken from a walkway near the UCSF complex just off Parnassus.

A three-photo merge.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Horse Trailers

Horse Trailers - Marin County  2013

Horse Trailer - Marin County  2013

At the Dickson Ranch, in the San Geronimo Valley.

Alas, some of the trailers are not being used very regularly.

Friday, February 22, 2013


Maples and Redwoods - Marin County  2012

Maples - Marin County  2012

California maples, amidst the redwoods. Last year in the San Geronimo Valley.

Thursday, February 21, 2013


Persimmons - Marin County  2012

Persimmons - Marin County  2012

Taken last quarter . . . in December.

Difficult angle: you have to stand in the street at an intersection.

Also, let's not forget the persimmons in Japan!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Sausalito #2

Gull, Boats - Sausalito  2013

Willow, House - Sausalito  2013

Gull and reflection.

Willow and house.

Both in a recent low overcast.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Sausalito #1

Orchids - Sausalito  2013

Gas Station - Sausalito  2013

Orchid arrangement by Jane at Salon des Artistes.

Nice gas station, winter overcast.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Monday Dog Blogging

Zynga (PM) - San Francisco  2012

Zynga (AM) - San Francisco  2013

Zynga headquarters in San Francisco. "The company was named in honor of Zinga, CEO Mark Pincus’s late American bulldog," states Wikipedia.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

More Aspens

Aspen Branches - New Mexico  2012

Aspen Leaf - New Mexico  2012

I've already posted a few of my aspen shots from last October's trip to Utah and New Mexico. Here are two more!

Taken during my hike with Kay in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Theater Lobby

Golden Gate Theater Lobby - San Francisco  2013

Lobby at the Golden Gate Theater on Market Street.

The production of "Anything Goes" was quite good!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Phones 'n Boots in San Francisco

Loaded Grillers - San Francisco  2013

Anthony's - San Francisco  2013

Very stylish.

Top photo taken with an iPhone while riding down Lombard St. in a Golden Gate Transit bus.

Bottom photo taken with an Olympus E-PL1 on Sansome, across the street from Anthony's Shoe Service, Inc.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Two From Winters

Heart in Window - Winters  2013

Laundromat - Winters  2013
. . . Winters, California, that is. We were there for the burgers at the Putah Creek Cafe, seen here before.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Going Over the Golden Gate Bridge On A Bus

Bridge Bus Stop - San Francisco  2012

Skyline, Bicyclist on Bridge - San Francisco  2012

. . . and, taking pix with an iPhone.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

South of Market

Knowledge is Golden 

South of Market is where most of San Francisco's tech companies reside. Adobe, Zynga, Pinterest, AirB&B etc.

This mural was painted fairly recently (see 1AM) as a reference to the IT presence in SOMA.

(Art & Architecture post.)

Monday, February 11, 2013

Monday Turkey Blogging

Turkeys - Marin County  2012

Turkeys - Marin County  2012

Turkeys sighted in the San Geronimo Valley. This particular field also has the odd coyote now and then, but no coyote pix yet.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Year of the Snake

Rattlesnake - San Bernardino County  2010

Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake (Academy of Sciences) - San Francisco  2011

Happy Chinese New Year! Top photo taken while walking along a desert road. (Full story.)

Bottom photo taken while subject was safely behind glass.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

UCSF Building

UCSF Building, AM - San Francisco  2012

UCSF Building, PM - San Francisco  2012

UCSF Building, Night - San Francisco  2012

A series of AM, PM and night shots.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Corner Houses

Corner House - San Francisco  2012

Corner House (Self Portrait) - San Francisco  2012

Corner houses in San Francisco.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Gandhi & Flowers

Gandhi & Flowers - San Francisco  2012

Gandhi wearing flowers.

More photos:

Gandhi and Wienermobile.

Gandhi and Sunrise.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Sausalito Fun

Sausalito Fun - Marin County  2012

Aluminum Siding, Window, Self-Portrait - Marin County  2012

Taken last year . . . Autumn Fun! The large boat in the background is the Five Star yacht . . . suitable for private parties or "scatterings."

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

North (Eureka)

North, Eureka - Marin County  2012

After moving to Marin County I was pleasantly surprised to find that the freeway onramp signs showed Eureka as the northern destination. When I lived in Los Angeles Eureka represented the end of the world to me, and, in fact, Eureka is far to the north. I suppose that if the signs were put up today they'd show Santa Rosa instead of Eureka.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Monday Gull Blogging

Gull, Head - San Francisco  2012

Gull, Feet - San Francisco  2012

Taken as Mike sat with his Red's Java House lunch companions outside the Ferry Building. Mr. Gull was certainly wanting some kind of handout, but eventually left for easier pickings.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Bay Bridge

Bay Bridge - San Francisco  2012

Taken on the way to Red's. (See yesterday's post.)

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Red's Java House

Red's - San Francisco  2012

Red's Interior - San Francisco  2012

Very picturesque.

The food was . . . OK. I guess.

No draft beer to be had at lunch! Weird.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Channel 7 News, San Francisco

Channel 7 News - San Francisco  2012

Blocking the driveway out of my parking lot, but I was able to go around.