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May 132015
 

I don’t often think of spying a great blue heron in the middle of a city, but when the city is covered with crisscrossing canals as Amsterdam is then it’s more understandable.  This big boy was perched in a full but small green leafed tree near one of those beautiful canals.  Maybe he had just had his meal and was digesting.  Whatever his story, it was quite a sight.  I’ve seen my share of herons, but never before sitting in a tree.

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Aug 092014
 

It was a rather gloomy evening.  In a trip down the west coast, I stopped here in sleepy Crescent City in order to be in the redwoods during the light the next day.  I wanted to get out and roam around the town, but it was just so foggy and cold.  Mid summer too.  So, I went out to a waterfront park and spied this remote looking peninsula and its funky lighthouse structure.  I don’t even know if a wayward ship could even have spotted it and its warning.  No matter, for this landlubber at least, it makes for a great photo subject.

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May 302014
 

Leaving work on my way out to a crowded freeway, I always pass this spot on the bay.  Across from Sausalito it looks out onto the tips of the Golden Gate Bridge and just a bit south, onto San Francisco itself.  This evening, though, the fog had settled in.  The infamous Bay Area fog, getting sucked into the Gate and the City by the warmer air inland.  Yes, it makes everything cooler, colder even, but it sure makes for a great subject matter.

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Apr 292014
 

I noticed this hawk sitting on our recycling bin at the end of the driveway.  We looked at it for a while then went back in the house.  A week later it was back.  This time it was sitting on our gatepost.  We realized it must be tame or sick since it didn’t seem afraid.  A week later a neighbor said she called the humane society or some such organization and they came out and said it was sick, captured it, and took it to their clinic.  Hopefully they nursed it back to health.  Haven’t seen it since.  He/she is a beautiful bird.

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May 312013
 

Who doesn’t like a sunrise?  I think we all must.  I mean it’s life affirming; a new day showing itself; Earth waking up announcing itself, being itself while we humans get dressed, have coffee, get in cars, merge with other cars, go off to work somewhere.  And all the while, sunrise happens, rocks get wet, the ocean roars.

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