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Photo Hunt #81: Black

This theme is open to many interpretations.  I choose to go this way.  Black and orange are the SF Giants (baseball) official colors.  GO GIANTS!!!!!!

This is the home of the photo hunt.

 
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Posted by on April 30, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

Sky Watch #88: San Francisco Blues

Symbols of California – Golden Gate Bridge, California poppies, and Blue Skies.

San Francisco is a beautiful diverse city with friendly and opinionated people (that’s not always bad, you know).  She is willing to share every thing she has with everyone, just don’t use the F word when referring to her.  You know the F word.  Still don’t get it?  Don’t refer to her as FRISCO.  She and her inhabitants don’t like that.  You’ll be marked as outsiders instantly when you use that term.  Around these parts they call her THE CITY or sometimes SAN FRAN which most locals tolerate.  Now that’s a bit of a trivia today. I should have shared this with MY WORLD but seeing that the same people are participating in these memes would save me from duplicate postings.

SKYWATCH is a weekly gathering of sky watchers and sky lovers.  Join us.

 
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Posted by on April 29, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

Window Views and Doors Too#20:

On the way to Lake Tahoe one winter, we stopped at a narrow bridge along Highway 50.  We started shooting at the river and the rocks on the river and when I turned around I noticed this abandoned house.  Little did I know then that this shot would come in handy for a meme. 

Go visit more windows and doors here.

 
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Posted by on April 28, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

Watery Wednesday #56: Lake Merritt

Lake Merritt has been called the Jewel of Oakland.  A unique fresh and salt-water lake, the largest such lake located within an urban area consisting of 3.4 miles around the circumference of the lake, covering 155 acres of land. The depth of Lake Merritt varies upon how much water is allowed to filter in from the Estuary and upon rain water intake. [infor from oakland site]

It is a 5-minute drive from work.  My walking buddies and I have talked about driving to the lake and walking there during our lunch hour.  Still havent’ done that yet.

I took this shot three Fridays ago after an early dinner (sushi – see photo hunt photo below) to celebrate hubs co-workers’ b/days.  Around this side of the lake are eats and pubs and the side I showed you are the apartments.  Who wouldn’t want to live there?

More you ask?  Go and visit WATERY WEDNESDAY headquarters.

 
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Posted by on April 27, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

My World #70: A Walk for Remembrance

The Armenian Genocide Commemorative Committee of Northern California is holding a “Walk for Remembrance” across the Golden Gate Bridge to commemorate victims of the Armenian Genocide by the Turkish Otoman Empire and all others who have suffered from crimes against humanity. The walk is scheduled for Saturday, April 24th from 11:30-2:30pm, starting at the South end of the bridge. We invite you to join us to commemorate all victims of genocide, create awareness and fight to prevent future crimes against humanity.

That’s the invite on the community events page.  We have been made aware of this event by a woman from church.  It would be a  nice thing to do she says and we agreed.  Anything that would take us outdoors on a Saturday especially if the event takes place in Golden Gate Bridge, we are there.

It was the most glorious day.  We ended up spending a lot of time on and below the bridge.  I took a ton of photos.  We walked and walked and ended up in Fort Point pier, talked to fishermen, and walked around some more.

When we were ready to go, we drove around the Presidio.   Hunger pangs called and the answer was a little snack at this Vietnamese place in Clement Street.  Then we drove to the Golden Gate Park, parked the car and walked some more.  It was the day to walk – for remembering the victims of genocide, or simply for energizing the soul.  I was glad I woke up early that Saturday and walked.

MY WORLD is here.

 
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Posted by on April 26, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

Photo Hunt #80: Addiction

Constant craving for this stuff probably means I do have an addiction 🙂

Curious about other people’s addiction?  Head on to the home of PHOTO HUNT, to find out.

 
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Posted by on April 23, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

Sky Watch #87: Grecian Blue

Athens graciously welcomed us with the warmth of their sun and  treated us to  delicous Grecian blue sky.   I am hoping that someday I would be given the chance for a return visit – hopefully much longer than a day excursion.[November 2009]

Sky Watch is a weekly gathering of sky watchers and sky lovers. 

BTW, Happy Earth Day everyone!

 
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Posted by on April 22, 2010 in Uncategorized