Cock up at the park

Given the construction, we avoid leaving the kitties alone when the workers are doing their thing. Instead, we left very early and went to the park at sunrise. The last time we were there, we got to watch ducks, geese … Continue reading

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Birdies in the afternoon

My last post was from Stow Lake at dawn. This time we went in the late afternoon, before the fog rolled back in. The geese posed nicely and the water was reflections were pretty. We paused to sit at a … Continue reading

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Birdies at dawn

We went to Stow Lake at dawn to see what critters were lurking in the fog. It’s very peaceful, but not exactly quiet. The birds were noisy. And now for the bonus pic from Lastech. This was also taken at … Continue reading

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Duck, duck, goose, goose, goose!

Here are just a few ducks and geese I’ve found at Golden Gate Park. … Continue reading

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Early morning at Stow Lake with a bit of Karl (The Fog)

Summer has arrived in San Francisco and with it comes Karl The Fog. I got all the sunshine I needed after spending more than half my life in the desert. Now I just relax and enjoy the fog. Karl hangs … Continue reading

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City Wildlife: Turtle Edition

Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park is home to a vast number of turtles. Most are red-eared sliders. My love for them is mixed. They are not native to the area and quite invasive. If you have turtles or frogs … Continue reading

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The last Koninginnedag (Queen’s Day)

In the Netherlands, Koninginnedag is a national celebration to honor the birthday of the Queen. Although Queen Beatrix was born on Jan. 31, she kept the April date in honor of her mother, Juliana. In January, Queen Beatrix announced her … Continue reading

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Monday morning zen…Of a sort

Lastech works graveyard and last night was his Friday.  Following his suggestion, we made a quick trip to the park hoping for cool, frosty pictures. Quiet it was, for a short time. We started off at the Japanese Tea Garden… … Continue reading

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Dahlias!

A couple of weeks ago we went to the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park. As we exited the Conservatory, a splash of color caught our eye. It turned out to be a large planter brimming with dahlias. It … Continue reading

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The National AIDS Memorial Grove: Grief and Beauty

Located in Golden Gate Park, the National AIDS Memorial Grove is a testament to love and grief. According to the website: The National AIDS Memorial Grove, located in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, is a dedicated space in the national … Continue reading

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