Sunday, June 3, 2018

On Bernal Hill

We walked up to the top of our hill recently. It was a beautiful day. Here's a very orange wagon.


Big bird?


Spikes.


Find the bee.



Stump eye.


Very yellow house.








Saturday, May 26, 2018

Commemoration and Chocolate

Some of the students in the Bureau Chief's French Conversation and Literature Class very thoughtfully bring back small souvenirs from their travels, as gifts to the rest of the class. One woman recently toured Saint Petersburg and Moscow and brought back little wrapped chocolates commemorating Lenin and the 1917 Revolution.


Another woman made a trip to New York City and brought back chocolate coins from Peter Luger Steak House. They did not have a picture of Lenin on them. One side said the restaurant has been famous for over 125 years.


The other side says that it was founded in 1887. That makes it 131 years old. That is not a notable number so they are wise to simply stick with "over 125". Peter Luger outlasted the Soviet Union handily. Hopefully he does not lie in state in the walk-in meat locker.


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

A Stroll on Mission Street on 4/16/18

Haven't walked there in a while. The sky was initially spectacularly ominous but cleared up.


An employment agency.


Unlike in the sign, there's blue in the sky.

A delightful bee.

Part of the Mission is new.


The start of a mural.


I posted a photo of this face a few years ago but now he's a little faded and the jewelry store next door is closed.


The signs say it all.







Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Book Cover of the Decade?


It's an interesting book. Like Trump, Depardieu admires Putin. (In French Vlad is "Poutine", just like the Québécois dish with cheese curds, fries and gravy.)

Saturday, February 17, 2018

February 17, 2018

It was a beautiful, temperate day in San Francisco so we went out to the beach. We went down the steps where Pacheco St. dead ends at the Great Highway. There were plenty of surfers.


But also a dad pulling his little girl on a boogie board accompanied by an energetic dog.




The sun from the south shining on the surf made the sand appear silver.


Eventually surfers began to leave.


But they were replaced by others hurrying to get a little surfing in before the early winter sunset.





Normally it would be raining this time of year but we'll ignore the threat of another drought and enjoy the weather.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

End of one Year, Beginning of Next

A car full of dogs at Ocean Beach.


Homage to Vertigo at the Legion of Honor by Lynn Hershman Leeson



Xmas at the San Francisco Zoo.





January at the Zoo.





Saturday, December 9, 2017

Astronaut At The Beach

Madame Le Chef and I went to Ocean beach on November 11 of this year. It was a mild day.  On walking down to the sand we saw a wonderful sight in the distance.


Since I only had my iPhone, I could not zoom in on this charming couple.



Madam Le Chef, always prepared, had brought an actual camera and she recorded the astronaut



The couple seemed to be a mom and her son. They were engaged in a photo shoot. In that magic time before adolescence crashes in, kids are happy to wear a spacesuit to the beach.

It was not a good day for surfing but boogie boarding was possible.


Although it was not yet 4 PM, the sun was low in the South and the shadows where long.









It was a beautiful day.