Tuesday, February 16, 2010
The fog burns off ... a rust bucket appears
The fog was burning off this morning, after a morning much like the ones we've been having lately. If it's not raining, it is =really= foggy in the morning and then the fog burns off and around 11A or noon we are left with a sunshiney blue day.

I was taking photos of the fog burning off ... the Ferry Building. ... 10:31A

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The SFO Bay Bridge. ... 10:49A

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About an hour later, the fog was mostly gone and one of the old military ships from the mothball fleet in Suisun Bay, near Vallejo, appeared, dragged fore, with two tugs tailing aft, headed to have its barnacles and paint scraped before it's hauled away to be scrapped.

Rust bucket. 11:42A

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Thunderhead over the east hills
Monday, December 28, 2009
I am doing my best to keep my boat steady and my sails full.
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I am sailing into the wind and the dark. But I am doing my best to keep my boat steady and my sails full.
-- Arthur Ashe

A lone sailboat on the Bay yesterday afternoon. ...

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Friday, November 20, 2009
Rain coming in soon. ...
The wind is kicking in from the south. White caps on the Bay. Planes landing from the north at SFO.

Rain soon! (x'd fingers)

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Update: Rain was fast and furious for a bit, but now the wind and the rain are barely there. x'd fingers for more wet.

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Sunday, November 15, 2009
Red-tailed hawk. Circling. Circling.
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Night shots 04Nov2009
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Waning gibbous moon ...

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Giulio Verne tucked in for the night ...

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Sunday, November 01, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Bay Bridge still closed ...
The ferries head in and head out. The bridge is empty of traffic (except for the 108 on the upper deck) while repairs continue on the eastern span.

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After sunrise. A single truck on the bridge. Traffic is only allowed between San Francisco and Treasure Island/Yerba Buena: the 108, a few cars, repair vehicles, an occasional truck. That's it until the repairs on the broken crossbeam and tie rods are finished, examined, inspected, okay'd, and the bridge re-opens.

Traffic elsewhere is a scramble. BART and the ferries are packed.

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Monday, October 19, 2009
After The Deluge
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Added: [desciption] TCHO as the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.
(I also PhotoShop'd the picture to enhance the edges. So sue me.) Check the links below.

Deluge this afternoon. Havoc reigned.

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Thursday, October 15, 2009
Fog bank. Fog bank. Storm clouds. Sun.
Some people collect cats. I collect clouds.

A series of pictures (untweaked in the slightest) of the fog banks out the window 2 1/2 hrs ago. The clouds have since changed shape and dissipated some. The sun has been shining here throughout.

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TWO banks of fog with a topper of storm clouds in the east, toward Berkeley.


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[As usual, you can click on the photos to get a larger view.]

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Monday, August 17, 2009
Morning has broken ...
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But that was then. Five hours later finds the sun shining and the washing machine whirring. Friends expected around 6-ish for dinner and conversation.

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Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Saturday, August 01, 2009
Dragon Boats Were Out In Force This Morning
Monday, June 08, 2009
Full moon ... in stages
Last night as we were eating dinner (grilled lamb chops, stir-fried Chinese beans, and small red potatoes, cut and sautéed in olive oil with garlic and rosemary), I'd get up and walk to the windows occasionally. I was waiting for the full moon over the Bay Bridge - a photo op that comes once every twenty-eight days. If that.

At 8:50P there was still no sign of the moon. How can that be? Where is the moon? We finished dinner and moved to our chairs where we sat, finishing our glasses of wine.

A little after nine the moon finally appeared, rising orange behind the bridge. Then yellow. Then white, as it rose in the sky.

All Rayleigh, his nibs said.

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Sunday, June 07, 2009
Last night's not-quite full moon
: views from the Hill

Bertold Brecht:   
Everything changes. You can make
A fresh start with your final breath.
But what has happened has happened. And the water
You once poured into the wine cannot be
Drained off again.

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