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.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Marines

Marine Vehicle - San Diego County  2017

Seen while driving down to Carlsbad, at a highway 5 rest stop. Very close to Camp Pendleton, I believe.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Culver City Sightems

Lantana - Culver City  2017

Ticket Office - Culver City  2017

Lantana and the Kirk Douglas Theatre.

Yes, shot at ISO 12800. How annoying!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Culver City Restaurants

Sunflowers - Culver City  2017

Diner - Culver City  2017

We had lunch and a breakfast at two Culver City restaurants, both on Washington Blvd.

Lodge Bread top photo.

S&W Country Diner bottom photo.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Monday California Towhee Blogging

California Towhee - Marin County  2017

California Towhee on our front gate. Taken from inside the house through the screen door.

"When not foraging they may perch on shrubs, rooftops, and backyard fences, to sit and chip for long periods."

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Jacaranda Blossoms

Jacaranda Blossoms, Front Yard - Los Angeles  2017

Jacaranda Blossoms, Sidewalk - Los Angeles  2017

Very pretty, but quite messy.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

West Los Angeles

Blue House - Los Angeles  2017

Toys, Front Yard - Los Angeles  2017

We stayed at a Best Western on Sepulveda Boulevard, not far from Pico and Sepulveda. Sightems seen during our walk down to El Pollo Loco.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Melrose Avenue #60

Red Car - Los Angeles  2017

Allness (Melrose Avenue) - Los Angeles  2017

OK.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Belisarius

Belisarius - Marina del Rey  2017

Crew Member (Belisarius) - Marina del Rey  2017

Can be rented
, for $35,000 per week.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Marina del Rey

Boats - Marina del Rey  2017

Del Rey Landing - Marina del Rey  2017

Not part of Los Angeles, as I had originally thought. An unincorporated part of L.A. County.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

July 4th

Display, El Pollo Loco - Los Angeles  2017

Quilt - Berkeley  2016

Special holiday-themed pix.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Monday Dolphin Blogging

Dolphin - Santa Monica  2017

Seen during the time we spent on the bay.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Santa Monica Bay


Reliance - Santa Monica  2017

GPS Unit, Reliance - Santa Monica  2017

Hali and I participated in a memorial event, sailing out onto Santa Monica Bay, remembering Joan and Al. Although the sky was overcast, the weather as such was nice, and the boat operators were quite personable and informative.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Melrose Avenue #59: Street Art

Stencil (Melrose Avenue) - Los Angeles  2017

Graffiti (Melrose Avenue) - Los Angeles  2017


"Street art."

Friday, June 30, 2017

Upscale

Frog Sculpture - Los Angeles  2017

Agaves, Front Yard - Los Angeles  2017

Walking around my old neighborhood in Los Angeles. Yup, going upscale, way beyond what it was in the 50's.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Melrose Avenue #58: Wings

Wings Painting - Los Angeles  2017

Wings Pose - Los Angeles  2017

. . . painting on Melrose Avenue, top, and pose, bottom.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Melrose Avenue #57: For Your Consideration

Sarah Silverman - Los Angeles  2017

Kimmy Schmidt - Los Angeles  2017

Emmy awards time in L.A., as evidenced by these billboards on Melrose Avenue.

Very big push by Netflix this year to garner some awards . . . billboards all over town (unusual for TV shows). Even the New York Times has taken note.

What's interesting is that I've seen both shows referenced in the above photos. No opinion, though, as to their award-worthiness.