Saturday, December 18, 2010

Autumn sunshine

Some images from my neighborhood in San Ramon on a bright, sunny day in early December.
As I write this it is gray and rainy outside and the weather forecast calls for 7 more days of rain in San Ramon....
Autumn leaves on the trees.

A Christmas Zebra.

This restored Ford Model A has a distinct engine sound which I often hear from blocks away. I usually rush inside to get my camera, but I am always too late... Today I finally caught a shot of it with my camera as he roared by doing at least 20 in a 25 zone!

And a parachuting polar bear!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

SkyWatch Friday Arizona

Arizona Thanksgiving Day
Hike in Thunderbird Park
Peoria, AZ

There was a cold north wind blowing on Thanksgiving Day in Thunderbird Park.
A cloudless sky, a rocky trail....

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Dublin Hills hike

SkyWatch Friday

The sun is about to set on a surprisingly warm and windy November Sunday.
A gusty, warm, almost hot wind blows across the grassland...
grassland formerly parched by the hot Summer, recently moistened like a sponge by a gentle Autumn rain.....

After sunset,
Darkness envelopes the Dublin Hills pasture land,
Coyotes begin howling and wailing deep in the neighboring canyons....
Cows continue grazing as their calves lie down to sleep....
Feral pigs move boldly out into the open on the grazing land grunting and rooting around,
yet at the same time menacingly acknowledging my presence as I hike back along the ranch road...

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Skywatch Friday San Ramon

Today's wispy high clouds.... Perhaps some rain in our future?

Election Day!

Signs of Autumn in November...

Cal High's football field last Sunday.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Skywatch Friday San Ramon

Early one Sunday morning I found this...

Egret in a Redwood in San Ramon.....

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Skywatch Friday Blue Angels

October is Fleet Week in San Francisco and the Blue Angels are back!

Blue Angel 2 executing a Pitch-up Right Break Overhead Approach
Runway Two-Eight Right at SFO...

(The picture doesn't do them justice... really had to be there!)

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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Skywatch Friday

Sept. 19, 2010

A late Summer evening in the Tri Valley Area.
A few clouds lingering from a cold front that passed through without dropping any rain,
the moon will be full in a couple of nights....

The day's last rays of sunshine light up the ridgetops of the Ohlone Wilderness south of Pleasanton.

Mount Diablo at sunset.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Skywatch Friday twilight

A peaceful Summer evening at the pond....

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Friday, September 10, 2010

Skywatch Friday

View from the top of Mission Peak
Sept. 4, 2010

Looking North from the top of Mission Peak over Sunol Valley, with Pleasanton and Dublin beyond. San Ramon is hidden behind Pleasanton Ridge which is just beyond the golf course. Mount Diablo is in the distance.

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Skywatch Friday Las Trampas

At the beginning of our hike the morning fog still covered Las Trampas ridge.

By the time we had climbed to the top the fog was gone.

Redtail hawk on patrol.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Skywatch Friday, Rock City

Rock City
Mt. Diablo, California
July 30, 2010

A cloudless Summer sky on a warm afternoon on Mount Diablo.

A hungry racoon goes shopping in Rock City....

"Why do they put the front door way up here?..."

"Hey, what do all these humans want?..."

Emerging with the goods!

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