Sky Watch #88: San Francisco Blues

29 Apr

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.

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Posted by on April 29, 2010 in Uncategorized


52 responses to “Sky Watch #88: San Francisco Blues

  1. Carver

    April 29, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    Fun San Francisco info. I’ll remember that although I think I’ve always said San Francisco. When my brother moved from San Francisco to Mill Valley, I started saying he didn’t live in the City any more but was still in the area. So I guess that context I call it the City instead of by name.

    Beautiful shots of your beautiful city. I love the flowers against the blue sky and the first shot is cool with the bridge in the background and the flowers up close.

    • ewok1993

      April 29, 2010 at 4:56 pm

      when i first moved here, my brother warned me about the f word, so i was pretty much in the know from the start.

  2. Dewdrop

    April 29, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    I LOVE that first shot! I love it! It’s an amazing perspective shot. Great flower in the foreground, wonderful bokeh in the background, where you can make out the wonderful landmark, but the beauty surrounding it becomes the feature. I love this shot!

    • ewok1993

      April 29, 2010 at 4:55 pm

      thank you so much dew.

  3. Martha Z

    April 29, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    I know about the “F” word. My grandmother loved SF and wouldn’t alow the use of the word. She prefered to end her years alone in the city rather than live in LA with my parents.

    Great shots and the framing on the first one is amazing. You were either worked hard for that or were very observant, probably both.

    • ewok1993

      April 29, 2010 at 4:55 pm

      the first image is the product of serendipity 😀

      i too hated the f word 🙂

  4. Martha Z

    April 29, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    I forgot to reply to your comment on the polaroid effect. Windows Live Writer has a lot of features I like but my photos would not enlarge, clicking opened a new window but the photos stayed the same size. I have found that if I use the polaroid plug-in they do enlarge, not as well as using blogger but good enough.

  5. syel

    April 29, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    lovely photos for spring! interesting info to remember in case i stray around! though i heard others call it “san fo” is it right?

  6. Sylvia Kirkwood

    April 29, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    Gorgeous captures! Love the flowers with the Golden Gate in the background, lovely colors! And fun info about the city! One of my favorite places! Have a great weekend!


  7. Tricia

    April 29, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    Oh, I really really like that 1st shot – Very nice!!!

  8. Around the Island

    April 29, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    Beautiful shots. San Francisco is one of my very favorite cities. I wish it were closer so I could visit more often.

    My photography is now available for purchase – visit Around the Island Photography and bring home something beautiful today!

  9. Nisha

    April 29, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    First shot has a lovely perception and I came here looking at that photo. 🙂

  10. EG Wow, Canada

    April 29, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    The yellow and orange blossoms really stand out with that vibrant blue sky!

  11. A Garden of Threads

    April 29, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    Love the first shot of the yellow flowers against the blue sky and the accent of red with the bridge. Wonderful shot.

  12. Laura Hegfield

    April 29, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    The perspective of the first shot is phenomenal…and the colors in the second one? no words!

  13. Pearl Maple

    April 29, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    Oh well done, that is a beautiful frame to a popular landmark.

    To answer your question, yes many people in the country have be-friended a koala but they are not an indoor animal. They have long claws to hold themselves up in a tree. Sad to say that most of the colonies are endangered now due to the loss of habitat. They have gone from being a common sight in my area to a rare event.

  14. Riet

    April 29, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    Beautiful pictures here. Love the colours and the blue sky

  15. clairz

    April 29, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    Very nostalgic scenes for one who grew up in San Francisco and Marin County. Thank you for sharing.

  16. Mike

    April 29, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Lovely colours!

  17. lightbluelife

    April 29, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    beautiful and thanks for the info.

  18. aviewfromme

    April 29, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    Love Love that first shot. The glimpse of the brige, beautiful blue sky, bright yellow flowers and that one dangling flower. Great! ~Jeanne

  19. eden

    April 29, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    Beautiful images. Thank you for sharing interesting info about the place. Have a great weekend

  20. Celine

    April 29, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    Beautiful shots. I was in San Francisco in October last year and these lovely pictures brought back good memories. Thank you.

  21. Al

    April 30, 2010 at 12:04 am

    Stunning shots. That first one is perfect, with the gorgeous flowers, the unusually clear sky, and the city’s signature bridge in the background. And the second one would be a great SWF shot all by itself.

  22. carolynUSA

    April 30, 2010 at 12:16 am

    I am not a local to San Francisco but…I knew that! Isn’t that amazing! I love these photos, especially the first one. I love the blurry Golden Gate Bridge and the drooping flower is so typical in a cluster like that. What an eye you have!

  23. Fishing Guy

    April 30, 2010 at 12:20 am

    Ewok: Perfect views from your area of the country, the flowers are beautiful.
    BTW: Yes, that was my boat ready for the lake.

  24. Ebie

    April 30, 2010 at 1:05 am

    I love your City, although cooler than LA. Your poppies are blooming well. The first shot is fantastic!

  25. Rajesh

    April 30, 2010 at 3:22 am

    Grate shots. The flowers are beautiful.

  26. Lily

    April 30, 2010 at 3:26 am

    gorgeous skies & poppies!

  27. ann chin

    April 30, 2010 at 4:13 am

    I left my heart in San francisco in 1977. I was there in the summer and it was so beautiful. When I came Auckland to live, as I landed here, I felt I was in San Francisco again.

  28. Grace Olsson

    April 30, 2010 at 4:17 am

    u ahve taken a view totally different of the gate..a view taht I never have seen..congrats

  29. Elaine Ling

    April 30, 2010 at 4:27 am

    Well done! The first shot is brilliantly captured 🙂

  30. lina@women's perspectives

    April 30, 2010 at 4:57 am

    Most love the first… terrific angle!

  31. J Bar

    April 30, 2010 at 5:23 am

    very colourful

  32. Carolyn on Haida Gwaii travelling

    April 30, 2010 at 6:51 am

    Love the first photo of the Golden Gate Bridge from that perspective. My city of birth and although I only lived there ten years I have such strong and diverse memories of this beautiful city by the bay! Thanks for sharing.

  33. Kcalpesh

    April 30, 2010 at 8:04 am

    Beauty! The yellow looks so vibrant!

  34. Alicesg

    April 30, 2010 at 8:46 am

    Very beautiful flowers. Glad spring is here and we can see colours in many blogs now. Have a nice weekend.

  35. Dave Q, UK

    April 30, 2010 at 9:05 am

    This is a perfect composition! Have a nice weekend.

  36. Jossie

    April 30, 2010 at 10:05 am

    It looks wonderful. Must be a golden city. Is there a lot of green in the city like parks?

  37. luna miranda

    April 30, 2010 at 11:03 am

    Frisco?! parang San Francisco del Monte. LOL

    I love San Francisco–this is where I recharge before going back to Manila. It’s a beautiful, vibrant city like the flowers in your photos.

  38. vernz

    April 30, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    this is very lovely …

    Half The Sky

  39. ilovepink

    April 30, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    Wow, indeed this is beautiful! thanks for sharing.

  40. Carol

    April 30, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    these photos are so pleasing to the eye… the bridge as a background
    is really nice… San Francisco is beautiful, for sure… i have a niece
    living there….

    i always enjoy your photo presentations…. it’s always a nice surprise!

  41. Tara R.

    April 30, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    Love the first shot with the Bridge in the background! Wonderfully composed.

  42. Jill

    April 30, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    Poppies were the perfect choice for CA’s state flower! Nice shots, love that blue sky and i love how that one flower looks like it’s hanging over the bridge 🙂

  43. Manang Kim

    April 30, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    If some photos here in SWF makes my eyes big and jaws dropped, these one makes me smile and my heart skip. These is beautiful and very romantic. Thanks for sharing! Happy weekend and thanks for the visit too I do appreciate it.


  44. Gemma

    April 30, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    Adore the gold of the flowers against the intense blue of the sky! But that first shot with flowers and bridge perspective is really stunning!

  45. Regina

    April 30, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    How gorgeous!
    Happy weekend.


  46. Japa

    April 30, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    O, the beauty of spring when flowers bloom with full colors. Beautiful shot.

    BTW, thanks for dropping by.

  47. noel

    April 30, 2010 at 10:20 pm


    beautiful skywatch today, i love your flowers in front of the golden gate.

    thanks again for sharing this.

  48. Marites

    May 1, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    just love the clear blue skies. i really like the first shot!

  49. SandyCarlson

    May 1, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    Utterly incredible!


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