Sunday, March 24, 2013

Monday, March 11, 2013

Photos from a Saturday

Bird house in my garden

Tripps after a romp on the beach

He is never happier than playing at the beach

It was windy! The spray from the ocean clouded up the photo

Same view with a different setting on the camera. Maybe I should bump the contract up a little?

How would you like to live right across from that ocean? 

Same photo different setting. Maybe I need to tone down the contrast here?

There were at least ten kyacks going out this morning- and it wasn't even nine AM

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Potluck photos

The first picture is John Muir's home in Martinez. Founder of the Sierra Club and a Naturalist, John Muir was given this house as a wedding gift by his Father in Law. It is a magnificent Victorian mansion, complete with a wood paneled study, which John wouldn't use. 

Our Amtrack Tracks, these tracks originally were Southern Pacific Train Tracks. The old building is behind me, the new one just to the left. These tracks are some of the busiest in all of California. 

This view is from the Muir House Bell tower (yes there is still a bell there, rung on special occasions). It looks North, towards Benicia ( an original State Capitol in 1850). In John Muir's time you could see the ships coming to berth in Martinez's deep water harbor. 

Some original carriage steps,hidden now by weeds, going up to the kitchen area of the Muir house. 

Trying out the 'pinhole' setting on my camera. 

Capt. Tripps 

Keeping guard or waiting to play~ you decide...