Saturday, February 15, 2020

Friday, February 14, 2020

Sun stripe

Spring camellia



Camellias have long had a special place in my photographic heart, and I am thrilled by their appearance each spring.  Which is apparently now.

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Morning abstracts



I.  LOVE.  WEEKENDS. SO. MUCH.

And coffee.  Which I also have.

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Gum’s gums



You need to know that the dragon's name is Gum Lung for this to make sense.  (You knew that.)

End of the parade, start of so many firecrackers!



I went to our annual Chinese/Lunar New Year Parade here in San Francisco.  I've been going since childhood - it is a fun event, and is another way I was spoiled: I didn't know as a kid that everyone doesn't get to go to light-up (illuminated) nighttime parades in honor of Lunar New Year!

I love this town.

I look traditional blurry/action photos of the parade, which you can see here - just don't look at them too closely.

My hearing will recover from the firecracker barrage over the next few days. :)


Friday, February 7, 2020

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Seven AM



There are a few advantages to waking up too early.  But not many!

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Painted Street (11th-ish)

Painted Street (furniture mart)



This is a time of year when the light shines down Market Street very directly in the evening, to pleasant effect.  The conversion of our diagonal downtown thoroughfare to public transit + bikes only is underway, increasingly indicated by festive paint.

Civic Center (Truth)



Civic Center near United Nations Plaza sure does have a lot of... geometry going on.  (And yes, seagulls LOVE to stand on the top of that statue.)

Cool tones



For someone who wears so much burgundy, I sure do like cool-toned work.  (Still at the Asian.)

Wisdom fire details



I like the very idea that wisdom creates flames around you!  It would be lovely if we were all so clearly labeled...  I also like the happy phoenix in the sculpted wisdom fire on the right.

Yes, I was at San Francisco's Asian Art Museum to see Awaken, a show on the theme of Tibetan Buddhism's path to enlightenment.  It is a good show, and I also took a turn around the second floor.

(The new expansion is coming together well: the space on the first floor already was set up to be a party room, so it MUST be nearly done!)

Friday, January 31, 2020

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Glass tiles of wispy clouds



Worth a little detour.

Liquid sky



While I love these days with elaborately drawn pastel-like real skies, it turns out my friends don't really want postcards of every version of this.  Which is a shame, really.