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Happy New Year 2014


Flowers in Winter

Photos taken in Golden Gate Park

I am participating in Monday Mellow Yellows

Lloyd Lake Reflections

I am participating in Weekend Reflections

Banksia Speciosa

Photo Taken at the San Francisco Botanical Garden Banksia Speciosa or Showy Banksia  is native to Western Australia and is part of the Proteaceae family.  It is either a shrub or small tree.

I am participating in Floral Friday Fotos

Farmyard in Winter

Farmyard in Winter by George Henry Durrie - One of my favorite artists.
Happy Holidays!!!

Piano Hollywood and Highland

Hanging piano photo taken at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Los Angeles, CA

I am participating in Weekend in Black and White

The Lagoon

Photos taken at the Lagoon in San Mateo, CA

I am participating in Skywatch Friday

Going Back

I found the above quote on a Facebook timeline and thought it would make an interesting Thursday Two Questions subject.

I do not quite agree with this quote.  I absolutely think you can go back and start over.  Examples: Getting back with an old love and starting fresh or even going back to an old job and starting fresh.  It's all about change and moving forward.  If you are the type of person who lives in the moment then I think going back with a new perspective is really moving forward in a new direction with a fresh outlook.

My two questions this week are:

1.  What is your opinion on going back?

2.  Do you believe going back prevents you from moving forward?

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Rocky Coastline

I am participating in Outdoor Wednesday

And Wordless Wednesday

Tiger Toys

Photo taken at the San Francisco zoo

I am participating in Ruby Tuesday too

Winter Rosebud

Photo Taken At The San Francisco Zoo

I am participating in Macro Monday 2

Barn Owl Flight

Wilbur the Barn Owl Photo taken at the San Francisco zoo.

I am participating in THE WEEKEND IN BLACK AND WHITE

Autumn Blooms

All photos taken at the San Francisco zoo.

Tree Sap

I am participating in Monday Mellow Yellows


This feline critter is solitary in nature and only do the males and females come together during breeding season. The resulting litter consists of three to five kittens who typically stay with their Mother for up to twelve months before they head out on their own. Once heavily sought out for their fur, the bobcat is now protected under law and relatively safe from hunters.
Bobcats stalk and hunt their prey with a quick leap and attack method. They dine mainly on rodents and birds though can fill their appetites with rabbits, reptiles and even deer. Though by looking at the bobcat who is relatively small it is hard to imagine them eating a small deer.
Their usual habitat is forests though they do make their homes in swamps and deserts as well. At the San Francisco zoo, the bobcat has a somewhat small habitat but is built to allow the cat everything she needs to fulfill her days. This particular bobcat at the zoo does not like people being around and taking photos of her. It's stare i…

Fishnets and Heels

The Famous Legs of Haight Street
These famous legs are a tourist attraction which hang out of a second story window above a gift shop on Haight Street. They have been there for decades and attract many people to the area including photographers, tourists and gawkers alike.
I researched the internet, San Francisco history books etc... and could not find any information as to why these legs hang outside a window. So, as a result I decided to either write a poem or senryu about the legs. I had no creative words or imagination that were publishable that would inspire me to write a poem so I decided to write a senryu.
Now, what I would like to do is encourage all of you to write your own thoughts, poems, haiku etc... about these legs while leaving a comment. Also, if anyone does know the history behind these legs, please comment.
Here is my senryu:
fishnet and heels
display garrish art
legs or thighs?

Silent Sunday


The Embarcadero

Along the Embarcadero with the San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge in the background.

Ice skating rink at the Embarcadero, downtown San Francisco
I am participating in Scenic Weekends
Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

Great Blue Heron

Photo Taken At Lloyd Lake San Francisco The great blue heron is one of the largest birds in North America. They stand about four and a half to five and a half feet tall and have a beautiful five foot long wingspan. They can be found around lakes, ponds, coastal regions and rivers. The ultimately hunt alone but do nest in colonies within tall trees. Their diet varies in that they usually hunt for shrimp, crab and crawdads though they have been known to feed on mice and rodents. They feed their young ones by regurgitating their food into their mouths which is why they will consume four to five times what they would normally eat.
There is a regular blue heron who roams our pond at the botanical gardens for food. They hunt so elegantly due to their slow stance and quick bite. They normally swallow their food whole. Due to them being in close proximity to well traveled ponds and lakes in our area they are used to humans and are not scared away by people getting too close to them. I once was a…

Simplicity In Nature

Photos taken at Ocean Beach in San Francisco.

Blue at the Zoo

All photos taken at the San Francisco Zoo.

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