Springing reflections: from the Strybing arboretum

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” ― Søren Kierkegaard There’s a look on Titanescu’s face that sometimes brings to mind a tortured but not defeated soul. Perhaps a Russian writer after ten  winters in … Continue reading

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Goodbye winter: a cold retrospective pleading for color

Forty-three days until the beginning of Spring, we are ready to say goodbye to bad colds and high gas bills, aching bones and gray mornings. As Winter plays its last notes like water on metal… …  The Sun is barely … Continue reading

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Raccooneers of New Barbary Coast: threat over the water

Most San Francisco visitors I encounter seem eager to run through certain areas of the City, just so they can snap a few pictures here and there, before returning to their hotel satisfied they’ve pretty much seen it all… Fools. … Continue reading

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Moody Tuesday: silver skies and grey waters

Counting down to Halloween on this gloomy Tuesday morning, let’s stroll through Autumn, Ray Bradbury’s country. I hope you’ll enjoy these photos as I do, taken between the beaches of San Francisco, Golden Gate Park and the Shoreline at Mountain … Continue reading

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Water Water Water

It seems that a great many of our friends are suffering though a heatwave. I can’t send them cooler air from here, but I can post some nice cool water photos. … Continue reading

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Midnight Movie Madness

“Rogue” – (99 minutes, Australia 2007) Somewhere deep in Australia’s Northern Territory, a group of tourists embarks on a tour boat piloted by guide Kate Ryan (Rhada Mitchell). As they prepare to turn back in the late afternoon, the group … Continue reading

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Beyond the Golden Gate: a short hike through Pinnacles National Monument, California

Most of our hikes have been within about a 70 miles radius from the San Francisco peninsula, so this day trip to Pinnacles Monument, 145 miles to the South of San Francisco and just East of the Salinas Valley, promised … Continue reading

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