Monday, January 15, 2007

A Glorious, Glorious Day!

I will never take living in the San Francisco Bay Area for granted. I never tire of the Pacific Ocean. I think that the beauty of this place has contributed to Robb's recovery, because we are inspired to get outdoors and explore.

See that hill, leading down to the ruins of the old Sutro Baths? See the wind-swept trees at the top of the hill, and that long, long staircase beneath them? Robb walked all of those stairs on Sunday. Okay, maybe he didn't exactly zoom down those stairs, and maybe the descent wasn't particularly graceful, but he did do it.

I did a bit more clambering around than Robb, as I was hunting for a letterbox.

The ruins of the old baths are really mysterious and evocative. Even if the human bathers are long-gone, "taking the waters" is still a popular past-time.

A Ring Necked Duck swims in the ruins of the baths. This is my first photograph of this particular species of duck.

The always amusing American Coot. I think that late-afternoon light makes the water look magical.

A sweet female Bufflehead.

And, of course, there are always some who prefer to watch, and not swim. This is a Black Phoebe. She is a flycatcher, so she's looking for insects flying above the water.

Nope. I'll never tire of living here. (Robb and I were out in this part of San Francisco for reasons that I'll let him explain.)


wassamatta_u said...

Wow! As usual, the photos are amazing! And that sunset shot... I am speechless! (Most people would thank you heartily for making me speechless).
P.S. Can't wait to hear how the "reason" for the trip turned out!

jackbear said...

Wow...looks like my kind of morning... nice sunrise, a letterbox or two, and lots of great birds. Thanks for sharing.


Martha said...

What am I doing in NYC???? You don't really want to see the nature I could photograph here.

. . . Lisa & Robb . . . said...


What is this thing of which you speak?

We do not know this "sunrise."


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