Saturday, May 27, 2017

Foggy Towers of San Francisco

It's been a while. Someone should do a study of the birth and death of personal blogs, to chronicle their lifespan.

Oh well, someone here in the Bay Area* has taken to publicizing interesting Instagrams. Here is one that I found particularly fascinating...a display of towers. I like the way that, to me, the Bay Bridge is the first set to be recognized, then a confirmation from the new East Span tower, and finally a tug of delight from Sutro Tower (ugly as she is) in the distance. All of this is presented on a bed of fog.


*I know the rules. I went back to check. It's @SFGate that's publishing these Instagrams.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Dangerous occupation

It's important to teach your children to read, understand, and obey signs.

(Also, to learn when not to obey signs, but that's more complicated.)


Monday, December 12, 2016

Chair with Robe

Just another picture

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Balloon Boy

This is just a picture, offered here to soothe your spirit and quiet your nerves:

Friday, October 07, 2016

Monday, August 15, 2016

Dreadful Photography - Lower Lake

It's Late Summer again, and so it's Fire Season in California again.  We sigh, and carry on.

This year, @Twitter has been publishing pictures from CalFire (California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection) all season, and they've gotten a new, and talented photographer on the payroll.

Hereunder, the shots I particularly admired of the destruction left by the Clayton Fire in the town of Lower Lake, south of Clearlake in Lake County:

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Road congestion

"More money than brains" is a phrase often aptly applied in life. Our neighbor city of Lafayette has decided that a 3-way stop intersection at Olympic Boulevard and Pleasant Hill South will better serve its motorists as a roundabout. They must have hired a newly-minted traffic engineer whose professor came from England. My alternate solution:

So there!