Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Pacifica 9/11 Memorial Garden

Memorial Garden

In Pacifica, there is this nice little, out of the way park, just off of HWY 1, that leads between the water recycling plant and the Rockaway complex. In this park, a nice older Irish gentleman named Herb has created these little pockets of beauty. This one is a memorial to the victims of 9/11.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Mossy Stream

Mossy stream

There is a very fine line between pride and conceit, and I really don't want to cross that line, but, honestly, I love this photo.

Finding the shot was a truly lucky happenstance. On a whim, I stopped and walked down a trail. The trail led to a small quiet beach with a small stream emptying into the ocean. I took about 30 pictures, some of which will be inhabiting my blog over the next few days.

I'm also changing the way I license the pictures. Under a creative commons license, you'll be able to view these pictures in a larger format on the Flickr site (click on the picture, then click on the little icon above the picture that says "All Sizes" to see).

Friday, April 25, 2008

Pacifica Hills

Pacifica Hills

I had to take Caryn to a scrapbooking thing in Pacifica.

This is the view from the parking lot of the community center.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Rock or something...

Heat Pack

We recently purchased some military grade MRE (Meals, ready to eat) for our earthquake kit. They come with flameless, chemical heaters as pictured above.

Take a close look at the bottom drawing:

Extra closeup

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Two for Tuesday...

flower leaf web

I almost didn't put this picture up. Then I looked at it quite carefully.

The spiderweb, the contrast between the shiny leaf and the little white flower... it's actually a pretty good shot.

The other one is a gimme. Just too good of a Clementine picture to ignore.

cute Clemmy

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Handmade Birthday Card

Handmade Birthday Card

My super-talented wife has been making homemade cards for years. Recently, she picked up some more techniques and tools and she made this card for one of her good friends.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Arnie Smiles (sort of)

Arnie Smiles

It looks like he's smiling!

Actually, it really is a good sign. Panting is a form of coping with the stress. This is better than running, hiding, etc.

Friday, April 18, 2008



Sorry about the "Placeholder" post before -- I had bad internet where I was and that was all I could do to get a post in before I turned into a pumpkin...

So, now you see the replacement post -- a picture of my beautiful wife (in the blue) and her buddies scrapbooking at a local scrapbooking supply store. They were there till nearly midnight, cropping and sticking and die-cuttin'

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Monday, April 14, 2008

Walking along the waterline

walking the shore

Walking the dogs on the Sunday morning stroll, we found ourselves following a family with 2 children who were walking the same path.

I looked up and saw the footprints just before the water took them.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Sunday stroll picture -- BOB from Crissy Field

BOB from Crissy

Got this shot on our Sunday morning stroll with our puppies and the Sirius Puppy Training alumni group.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

A VERY expensive set of pictures...

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Yep, I got nailed by a red-light camera in San Francisco. This is going to cost me $400.90 (the fine) + $32 (the administrative fee to allow me to take traffic school to keep it off my insurance) + $25 (Traffic school itself).

If I'm going to pay damn near $500 for these pictures, I'm gonna post them!!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Carousel Horse


A close up of one of the horses at the Yerba Buena Gardens carousel.



This is an Enigma machine that I actually got to touch.

I went to the RSA conference today, and at the NSA booth, they had a series of exhibits on Cryptography.

This particular machine was a Luftwaffe version made in 1943.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008



Our friend Tammy's very cute Cocker Spaniel puppy, at the beach on Sunday.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Power Tower

Power Tower

Power Lines behind the neighborhood behind our house.

I like the structure of the tower and the contrast between the tower and the houses.

Sunday, April 6, 2008



I got a new tripod. It is the Gorillapod, and it's flexible legs will wrap around stuff.

I'm hoping to finally get some good HDR pictures now.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

The Birthday Discourser...

The Birthday Boy

Our very good friend, author of The Discourser, was the subject of a fun after noon as about 50 of his friends and family celebrated his 40th birthday.

Friday, April 4, 2008

The road to Marin

The north tower and half of BOB (the Big Orange Bridge -- aka The Golden Gate Bridge).

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

April Theme Day -- Water

The April theme for the City Daily Photo Blog is "Water"

April 1 theme

This from a tidal pool at Crissy Field about 500m from the Golden Gate Bridge.

There are 178 members of the City Daily Photo Blog participating in today's theme. Please take some time and visit some of them:

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