#SevenDayPhotoChallenge: Photo 3

They say that the best camera is the one you have with you. It had just stopped raining (an incredibly rare thing at the time) when we stopped at the old submarine (now fishing) pier at Fort Baker. The air was clear with a bit of a nip from the strong and consistent breeze from the ocean through the golden… Continue reading

A Quick Visit to the Bay Area

Last Thursday I had barely landed at SFO when I was once again reminded of some of the many reasons I love this little spot on earth, which I fondly refer to as the birthplace of my soul. The air was brisk–with even something of a bite in it. The humidity felt perfect to me. The “always on” breeze from… Continue reading

Time Lapse Composite

I wanted to do something a little bit different with this time lapse of the fog blasting through the Golden Gate; so, I decided to make a time lapse composite: Room with a View. I shot a picture of the view from the living room. It was bright outside; so, it wasn’t possible to expose for both the outside and… Continue reading

The Difference Just 14 Miles Can Make

From time to time I’ve noted, with some interest, the microclimates that abound here in the Bay Area. Yesterday I had an unusual experience, even by Bay Area standards, with how very different these micro climates can be! Just before dinner at my favorite pizza place—Mulberry Street Pizza, in San Rafael, we took a walk in the nearby marshlands (McInnis… Continue reading

Video: A Sunday Afternoon (Rescue) in the Headlands

The entrance to the north bay is through the “Golden Gate” under the Golden Gate Bridge. The area was once owned by the military but was given to the National Park Service in the 1970’s I think. Today, it’s commonly referred to as the Headlands, over 66,000 acres of gorgeous, undeveloped wilderness. I rather enjoy roaming around out here. Sunday,… Continue reading

He Said the Most Unexpected Thing…

Yes, I live in a liberal place and just couldn’t be happier about that! A couple of weeks ago we were hanging out in one of our favorite places in the Headlands—a bench that sits high above the ground so your legs can swing underneath as you gaze at the bay, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the city. A handful… Continue reading

I Took It Particularly Hard

Having never been fired or RIFed before, it was very difficult to be told I was “fired” from my volunteer work as a VIP at PoBo (volunteer in the GGNRA park at Point Bonita Lighthouse). [Kidding, of course.] But, with the government back in action, I am happily volunteering again!… Continue reading

Mount Diablo Fires Make for Awesome Bay Sunrise Time Lapse

The fires east of Mount Diablo threw so much smoke and particles into the sky that the sunrises the past few days seemed unusually colorful. On Monday morning I was amazed by the colors of the sky and the fog rushing into the bay through the Golden Gate. I ran into the house, grabbed my camera, and hastily set up… Continue reading

My Weekend Instagrams

What an awesome weekend with nothing to do related to moving!!! Tim Likes! So, off we went exploring the headlands area within just a mile or two of the house. It’s sooo awesome! Hiking trails are everywhere. Miles and miles of gorgeous, never-to-be-developed wilderness!! Unfortunately, my Instagram app somehow lost its connection with Facebook, and I didn’t realize this until… Continue reading

Update on Chloé, Our Nissan Leaf

Chloé, our all electric car, has now topped 1,000 miles. Yep, that’s 1,000 miles without any gasoline. (Put another way, that’s easily over $100 I haven’t given to the evil oil empire.) Driving it here in Sausalito has been an adjustment because this area has some serious hills. (Since I was raised in Florida, I think of them as mountains!)… Continue reading