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Watery Wednesday #34: Random Shots

Waters of Capitola, California

Beach scene, Sonoma Coast.

Early morning in sleepy Ensenada, Baja California.

Yosemite reflection.

Get your water image fix at WATERY WEDNESDAY.

I will not be posting for Watery Wednesday in the next few weeks.  This blog and I will be taking a much needed break.

 
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Posted by on October 27, 2009 in Watery Wednesday

 

My World #48: Point Bonita Lighthouse

I am very busy lately, so for more information about Point Bonita Lighthouse, click here.

SHOW YOUR WORLD here.

 
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Posted by on October 26, 2009 in My World

 

TWTW#17

I’ve been going to this park to walk and to take photos for years and years and only saw this sign up last month. 

In spring this pond is filled with tadpoles.  I like going here, it’s part of my walking route when visiting this park. Primary reason is the pond casts a beautiful reflection when the lighting is right.  And secondly, there is a bush of wild blackberries just behind the reeds on the left that bear lovely fruits  in abundance during the summer months. 

If you have photos of signs, signage, paths, pathways, road, roadways, and the like, come and join us at TWTW now being hosted by Ms. Tink.

 
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Posted by on October 21, 2009 in Uncategorized

 

Watery Wednesday #33:

Birds are not the photographic subject I am comfortable with.  Perhaps because most of the time I am with the small camera that has very limited range.  However, on that day this bird, egret I believe, was nearby and was busy and did not mind me snapping some shots.  Taken at a wetland nearby my house.

More water you want?  Join us here at WATERY WEDNESDAY.

 
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Posted by on October 20, 2009 in Watery Wednesday

 

My World #47: Corridors and Hallways

How do you feel about corridors and hallways?  Call me scare-d cat but I am quite apprehensive about them, especially when I find myself traversing one by myself.  As a matter of fact, I don’t want to even venture out the length of one by my lonesome.

You must have guessed I am not a big fan of horror movies by now. I think the uneasiness was brought about by old horror movies I have seen growing up where the lady actor always gets in trouble in long hallways or corridors.

I may be afraid, but I still see the beauty in them so I take photos.

It’s a very personal MY WORLD post for me today.  Care to share what makes you jumpy?

Enjoy more posts in SHOW YOUR WORLD, which comes every Monday.

 
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Posted by on October 19, 2009 in My World

 

TWTW # 16

This is the best $6 I’ve ever spent (well $12 both ways, still best value).  For that amount I got to see Mendenhall Glacier, what a bargain!  Thank heavens for bargain hunting husband who refused to sign up for any tour when our cruise ship docked in Juneau, Alaska.  We knew that the glacier was the only place we wanted to see and we had a budget to consider so this one’s really a good find.

Signs, signage, paths, road and the like are aplenty at TWTW with Ms. Tink hosting. Go visit the site and hope you can join us.

 
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Posted by on October 15, 2009 in Uncategorized

 

Watery Wednesday #32: Yosemite Falls

Yosemite Falls is the highest waterfall in North America and the world’s fifth tallest.  The water drops down at a total distance of 2425 feet or739 meters from the top to the ground. Depending on how much snow fell in the winter, the falls flows thru August then it starts to dry out.  Come in spring, this one’s in mid May, to see the falls in full force.

Did you know that the Yosemite Falls are actually made up of three different falls? The Upper Yosemite Fall (1,430 ft), the middle cascades (675 ft), and Lower Yosemite Fall (320 ft). To walk to the Lower Falls would take you just a few minuets. A hike to the top of Upper Yosemite Fall would take you all day.  (info from here.)

It is currently raining cats and dogs around these parts and of course it took me over one hour to get from my house to my work place (20 miles away). 

If you want to get your fix of watery images, WATERY WEDNESDAY is the place.

 
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Posted by on October 13, 2009 in Watery Wednesday

 

My World #46: Rainy Weather

The picture above was taken almost a year ago today (Nov. 2008), the last time we really had “significant rain” that I could remember.  Of course that rain only lasted a few hours. 

The sky today is similar to this one, but more overcast.  According to local reports “A strong storm is expected to move into the region by Monday night, with the foulest weather expected to hit Tuesday before easing off Wednesday.  The storm will bring wind gusts up to 40 mph, one to three inches of rain in coastal areas, and as many as five inches of rain in the hills, said National Weather Service forecaster Diana Henderson. ” Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/10/12/BAOB1A48TQ.DTL&tsp=1#ixzz0TjwInZUp

This is the same storm that hit Japan but according to the news it doesn’t bring the same wallop it did with Japan.  I know that being a little happy to get some rain is probably not politically correct right now given the horrendous calamity that befell the Philippines with two back to back flooding that killed about 500 people.  However, California has been without significant rain for 3 seasons, every little drop would help the huge agricultural sector and it would also hopefully eliminate water rationing in the coming summer.   On the other hand, it does also raise concern for flooding and landslides. 

That’s my world for today.  Visit other people’s world here.

 
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Posted by on October 12, 2009 in My World

 

TWTW #15:

Dhaka Christian Cemetery in Bangladesh is a fascinating place to visit.  It is filled with ruins from 1700s and 1800s of mausoleums and graves of British colonizers. I have posted this on my other blog, but I am really too lazy to dig up that post and since I don’t label or tag my posts, it’s going to require some searching. 

This is among those I find interesting. It’s an archway, one side only. I don’t know what it used to be. I don’t really know how old this one is.  But it looks like someone put stepping stones in between the row of trees. It appears to be a walking path.  To where?  I don’t know.  The yellow building in the background is housing and no longer inside the cemetery compound. 

Join us in search of signs, signage, path, roads, streets, and the like.  Thanks to Miss Tink for hosting.  TWTW is here. Join us.

 
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Posted by on October 8, 2009 in Uncategorized

 

watery wednesday #31: McCovey Cove

On yesterday’s My World post, I showed McCovey Cove.  On Watery Wednesday post today I am showing you more watery images.  Here’s another way to enjoy the cove if you don’t have any tickets to the game. Note the fish net?  These boys came prepared for a splash hit.

SFPD water patrol (?) makes an appearance and checks in with boys.

More water images are here. Go and visit.

 
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Posted by on October 6, 2009 in Watery Wednesday