Kitties, a dog, a sunset, and a bird

We missed Caturday again. Life gets strange. We’re making up for it this time, with kitties, dog, sunset AND a beautiful bird. Aside from still adjusting to graveyard shifts, we’re prepping for a short move. For whatever reason, to be designated as an RV park (as opposed to a trailer park), no one can stay beyond 6 mos. without moving out for a day (two nights). It’s a bit of a PITA, but our little abode will be towed out to the street behind the park for that time, after which we’ll return for another 6 mos. It’s worth it.

I can’t believe that it’s been almost 6 mos. already. We haven’t killed each other living in such a small space. In fact, we’re adapting well. I’m still getting rid of stuff. I avoid buying anything new (other than food stuffs) without seriously thinking about it first. I’ve done odd things like dump my two pyrex measuring cups and replace them with a plastic 2-cup measuring cup. Enough little things like that and it really lightens the load. I think the only glass or ceramic items we have left are our coffee cups, the Melitta coffee pot, and the cat food dishes. We no longer buy in bulk, except for the canned cat food. Both of us are still MUCH happier than we were before.

The kitties are happier too. In spite of adding a dog to the mix, they have adapted and learned to relax a lot more than before. Even though trailer walls are anything but soundproof, it’s much more quiet here. They like that. Speaking of kitties, here they are. Miss Jenny’s pics are a short series. They aren’t perfect photos, but we thought they were funny.

Tito: Yes, I'm slowly shredding the window dressings. Is it a problem?
Tito: Yes, I’m slowly shredding the window dressings. Is it a problem?

Miss Jenny

Hmmm?
Hmmm?

What?
What?
Noooooo, you don't say
Noooooo, you don’t say
HAHAHAHAHA!
HAHAHAHAHA!
Thath thilly
Thath thilly
Titanescu: Hungry eyes. I would say evil eyes, but he wasn't on nip at the time.
Titanescu: Hungry eyes. I would say evil eyes, but he wasn’t on nip at the time.
Miss Pepita: Gimme the cookie! Gimme the cookie!
Miss Pepita: Gimme the cookie! Gimme the cookie!

After sleeping and listening to some rain off and on, we went off to watch the sunset last night.

The nearby hills were aglow
The nearby hills were aglow
Beautiful color
Beautiful color

While watching the sunset, we saw a pair of birds hunting. They were not as large as the hawks I’m used to watching and their color was different. However, they are incredibly beautiful and manage a very graceful hover before diving on their prey. I didn’t know what they were so I asked some friends on FB and was told that they were White-tailed Kites.

White-tailed Kite
White-tailed Kite

I went off to find a vid that would show the beautiful hovering and found two videos by a local documentary maker named Alex Burke. Both were filmed in the East Bay hills and are a joy to watch. Both vids end with the Kite eating its kill, so if that bothers you just avoid the very end. 🙂


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Sunset: The calm before the storm

Holy moly! We’re supposed to have a very big and nasty storm hitting tonight. We should be ok as long as the ceiling doesn’t cave in. The landlords fixed the problem we had before, but I don’t know how it will hold up with heavy rain and high winds. This is supposed to be the biggest storm we’ve seen in years. The last one left up to three feet of water standing in some intersections and knocked a bunch of trees down.

After dealing with the prior problems some time outdoors became vital.

Clouds over San Francisco. Photo by Rudha-an
Clouds over San Francisco. Photo by Rudha-an

Follow along beyond the fold for the rest of the adventure. 🙂

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Sunset with Karl

One evening we were out and stopped by Bernalwood to walk around the hill and enjoy the sunset. It’s located just north of us here in San Francisco. It was a beautiful evening.

Bernalwood Sunset
The colors were gorgeous

We were slowly headed back to the car when I looked up and saw that Karl (The Fog) was moving in wispy tendrils along the top of Bernal Hill.

Bernalwood Sunset
Karl was aglow

I must confess. I’m having an affair. Lastech is well aware of it and he even helps me to indulge. You see, I spent the first 37 years of my life in the desert. While the desert can be beautiful, fog, rain and greenery are NOT plentiful. I simply adore Karl The Fog. He is one of my favorite things about San Francisco. I pine for him when he’s off somewhere and happy when he comes back. He was in a hurry and moving fast that night. Lastech and I hopped in the car and raced over to Twin Peaks. It was worth it.

Twin Peaks sunset
As you can see, Karl was magnificent.


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Sunset over the Pacific

As usual, the weather has provided us with some stunning sunsets. It’s not quite as common in the summer because of the fog, but when it’s mostly clear, it’s beautiful. Here are a few photos from Baker Beach.

Kayaking off Baker Beach at Sunset
Kayaker
sunset
Looking out over the Golden Gate
sunset
Reflection in the sand
sunset
Returning home
sunset
Wow
sunset
Land’s End


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Happy Monday!

Yes, it’s a happy monday for me. We had RAIN! I love the smell of wet pavement and grass. I love the sound of it on my roof. I just love it.

Here are a few pics from the last sunset we went to watch. We didn’t get any rain, but there were a few storms offshore. You can see the rain off on the horizon. Did I mention that I love rain?

Ocean Beach sunset

Ocean Beach sunset

Ocean Beach sunset

Ocean Beach sunset


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