Saturday, June 30, 2012

Marin County Fair

Seen at the Fair this morning.

Friday, June 29, 2012


Roxanne graciously posed for me. I think she is breathtakingly gorgeous and reminds me of a woman in several of Austrian Gustav Klimt's (1862 - 1918) paintings.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

San Francisco Market Street Again

I bet this lady has quite a story to tell. A book of Market Street biographies would be riveting!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Western Gull

Another picture from my recent ferry trip to San Francisco. As we approached the pier, about ten gulls followed. Most people don't pay much attention to them because they are so common, but, in fact, they are very beautiful birds.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Market Street

Market Street is San Francisco's most important thoroughfare. It has been compared to Fifth Avenue, the Champs-Elysees, and the Great White Way.
Bully for Market Street!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Larkspur Ferry

I took the Larkspur Ferry to San Francisco this morning. It was very windy on deck, and before long all the tourists had fled. All, except the brave young lady in my picture.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Swallows at the Ponds

Breakfast is being served!
It never fails. Just when I'm ready to throw in the towel for lack of something to shoot, a great photo-op pops up!

Saturday, June 23, 2012


While taking pictures of the Double Dipsea foot race in Stinson Beach this morning, I noticed this chair, sitting there by its lonesome. I really liked it. And that's a candle, sitting smack-dab in the center of the seat.

Friday, June 22, 2012


Millions, if not billions, of years old, this rock caught my eye the other day. Location of site was the Marin Headlands. One can only wonder and be mystified by what the Earth has to offer.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

No Violin

My hair got so long that I was faced with a momentous decision. Get a violin, or get a haircut. After carefully weighing my choices, I decided on the haircut. So here is Wallace doing his thing. He used to be a barber, but recently changed his business-card to read "Stylist". And up went his prices!
I took the picture with my iPhone. What will they come up with next?

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Ellis Creek

Petaluma's Ellis Creek is a beautiful spot and well worth painting.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


Weed-whacking at Ellis Creek. Everything is extremely dry and there are hardly any birds.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Patience Pays Off!

After 18 months of coaxing, I finally got the Pelicans to pose for me on the exposed pipe at the Ponds. An ideal spot for preening! Here they are, joined by a solo Cormorant, suffering from species identity disorder.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Father's Day

Extended Canada Geese family heading for Father's Day brunch at the Ponds.

Saturday, June 16, 2012


1 Flower + Photoshop = Today's Daily E-mail

Friday, June 15, 2012

Not Mount Rushmore

Rock formation at Point Lobos, that looked like a Native American (chief?) to me. Whaddaya think?

Thursday, June 14, 2012


Here's another one from the Monterey Bay Aquarium. For once, a video would be more appropriate.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Lucky Shot

Great Blue Heron defending his/her nest against a marauding Gull.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


This morning at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Daddy Long Legs

Another visitor.
The word "elegant" comes to mind.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Deer on the Island

Another 'Deer on the Island' picture from the Ponds. They must like it over there.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Billy Moore

If you lived, or hung out in, Sausalito in the 60's, you would have known, or known of, Billy Moore. He played a mean guitar and was a very popular man, often the center of activity. He was married to Katrina, a beautiful Swedish woman, and they had a son, Kwami. Billy was originally from Guyana where, I understand, he died in 2002. My picture of Billy appeared in the Marin Independent Journal and a framed print sits on a bookshelf in my bedroom.
What brought all this up, is that today, I received beautifully written, anonymous E-mail, from somebody who apparently knew Billy well. Whoever this person is, found me through my Blog. I wish that she/he made her/himself known.

Not a Bee

This gal/guy was much, much, smaller than a bee, and sorry, but I have no idea what it was.
This morning at the Ponds, where there were hardly any birds.

Thursday, June 7, 2012


Every June, for the past few years, House-Sparrows (I think) build a nest behind the fire-alarm in my apartment-house carport. After all that work, the nest is abandoned a couple of weeks later. No eggs, no babies. Not a good spot for a nest in the first place. Later in the year the bell gets cleaned, safety is restored, but love's labor has been lost.
I noticed some activity today, so I stood there, motionless, for about twenty minutes. Finally my wait was rewarded! Now I wonder what the outcome will be this year.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Bear With Me Please

I know that the quality of this picture is below par. I took it with a borrowed camera. Yet, the scene had a lot of appeal for me, that I decided to share it. Swallows at the LGVSD Ponds. I've never seen them alight on a bush like that. My friend, Bob T's, immediate reaction was "Christmas Tree", and I think he hit the nail right on the head.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Under the Bridge

As you can see, this hut stands under the Golden Gate Bridge. I discovered it the other day, when I was taking pictures of the bridge's 75th birthday celebration. A relic of another era. I wonder what purpose it served. Perhaps it was used as a toolshed. Anyhow, I like it and am glad it hasn't been torn down.
I was pleased to see a couple, who had seen me take the picture, stop and follow suit.

Monday, June 4, 2012

"The Reader"

Here's a picture of "The Reader", a work of art dating back to my "FORK PEOPLE" period.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

More Pelicans

Pelicans, all swimming to the beat of the same drummer!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Pelicans in Flight

Most of the birds in the Ponds have left for the North, while the Pelican population is increasing. Here they are, flying from Pond #2 to Pond #1. I wonder how the decisions are made. Do they vote? Is there a leader? But as the saying goes, "Pelican see, Pelican do".

Friday, June 1, 2012


XXth Century
Roenau Military Museum, Greenbrae, California