Thursday, April 30, 2009
Claude Monet's house in Giverny, France. The garden and water-lily pond are maintained in a controlled-wild state, and are spectacular, especially on a hot summer day.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
A view straight across Polk Street from the fire escape on the second floor of my apartment building with mid-morning sun creating patterns on the bricks. It's another Shadow Shot Sunday!
(I was going to link to last week's contributions here, but a note at Harriet's blog says her computer has died, and may not be repaired before the weekend is over. I'll try to update here if the situation changes, but either way, I send my sympathy and best wishes to Harriet!)
Friday, April 24, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
In a small town called Leishan in Sichuan Province, at the confluence of three rivers, the world's largest seated Buddha is carved into the side of a mountain at the edge of the rivers. There is a large complex of buildings there (including the Giant Buddha Post Office), most of which are filled with various smaller Buddhas and Arhats, leading to the zigzag path down one side of the mountain and back up the other that visitors travel to view the enormous sculpture. Along the stone path are intricate carvings in the red rock of the mountainside. The day we were there it was misty and wet, and a lot of the pictures I took have rain spots in them. One of them also features my brother.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
A glass door that's had innumerable fliers and notices and what-not taped to it over the years casts a late afternoon shadow into the entryway of a building in South San Francisco. Here in the US, it's Saturday; at the same time, it's also Shadow Shot Sunday. How does that work?
Here's last week's collection of SSS entries.
It's spring (in the Northern hemisphere, anyway) and the wildflowers are blooming, so I thought I'd do a seasonal Shadow Shot Sunday. This is a California poppy (Eschscholzia californica) in Morgan Territory Regional Park.
Shadow Shot Sunday explained; this week's edition here.
Friday, April 17, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Had a lovely weekend up in Mendocino County (hence no Shadow Shot this week); here are a few images I picked up along the way. This is the pier at Arena Cove, where we stayed.
Coupla shacks near Arena Cove.
In the pier master's office there was a sign: "The two happiest days in a boat owner's life are the day he buys a boat, and the day he sells it."
House along Main Street in downtown Point Arena.
Hard times all over, but especially on the north coast.
Inside the lighthouse, on the way up.
And hey, why not just one obligatory Point Arena Lighthouse vista type shot.
About an hour and a half north of San Francisco, Occidental is a small community nestled in the hills near Sebastopol and Bodega Bay. Mrs. Generik's sister and her husband and sons live on some mountaintop property there, along with some apple trees, pines, a few cows and various forms of wildlife. When we go up there for Christmas in December, the liquidambar trees are always a riot of color. Here are a few examples.