Sunday, March 11, 2007
Not surprisingly, Robb was pretty exhausted after our long bike ride yesterday, so he did not join me in going down to Alum Rock Park in San Jose. There is a letterboxing event coming up next month, and several of us went out to scout out the location.
This park used to be the site of medicinal baths, but now it has the reputation of being the home of a tribe of poodle-eating feral albinos. My goodness! One never knows what one will find in Silicone Valley!
Kathy, Hunter and and Cara were very amused at my feeble attempts at avian photography. What most people don't realize is that most of what I photograph are birds who have just flown away (empty branches), or views of birds' rear ends. I spent a lot of effort trying to get a photo of a Steller's Jay. This was the best I could manage.
When I got back to Oakland, Robb and I loaded up the car, and went for another bike ride at Middle Harbor Shoreline Park. Although I'm not relishing getting up in darkness again, I do like the fact that the Daylight Savings shift has brought us more hours of evening sunlight.