Sunday, May 29, 2011

Classic Sinatra

I snagged these pix off the internet this morning. For those who have residual admiration for Frank Sinatra, they may be interesting:

Friday, May 27, 2011

Pacific Grove, California

Squeezed in between Monterey and Carmel, Pacific Grove is a friendly, old-California charmer of a small city. We are lucky to have friends with a condo in Pacific Grove. Golf between rain showers on the Pacific Grove Links (the poor-man's Pebble Beach,) dinner at the Sardine Factory, Monterey Aquarium, wine deep inside the Carmel Valley, all make for a pleasant few days.
 The condo deck, bedrooms up above, ocean views throughout.
 Monterey Aquarium

 Our sea-going friends. DW#1 was really getting hungry.
Wine in the Carmel Valley Village

Saturday, May 21, 2011

The Passage of Time (cont'd)

The subject is oft-pictured Alamo Square in San Francisco. Bounded on one side by Hyde Street, it's a feature on every Bay to Breakers footrace.
Early 21st Century:
Early 20th Century:
I find the contrasts interesting.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Split Decision

(I'm hoping that, politically, this one is right down the middle.)
Two views of President Obama's speech on the Middle East on Thursday:

Saturday, May 14, 2011


We had Pigeon Point up above a few days ago, in an enhanced picture taken on the one day of every year when the original Fresnel lens is lit. The lens was shipped around the Cape in the 1800s. A reminder (which can be expanded):
Here's another lighthouse, from somewhere in Michigan, if memory serves. It's just a guess, but I'd guess that the photo was taken during the Winter months:
Finally, a lighthouse that is almost all light. This is Pt. Bonita on the Coast in Marin County:

Friday, May 13, 2011

Just back from Vegas

only to find this in my pocket:
This may be a bit difficult to explain. Working on it.
(click to enlarge; then, destroy)

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Time Passes; Things Grow

Of course I'm talking only about the roses on the rose arbor.

Saturday, May 07, 2011

I can't tell . . .

. . .if these pics are real life or Photoshopped. Breathtaking, in either case.

(As always, click to enlarge.)

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Please Do Not -

dress your infant as a taco, vegetarian or otherwise:
Thank you in advance. :)