WPC: Ephemeral

Childhood: Ephemeral as a Bird in Hand and Dappled Light 

Bird in hand

Sculpture in Oakland’s Lake Merritt Garden

Water Colors 

Pine reflected in puddle

Pine reflection ready to evaporate

This may have been all the rain we had in month of March. I only noticed the puddle on the pavement because I was attempting to photograph a stand of Monterey Pines that will soon be cut down because of disease.

Kirsta writes of WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge Ephemeral:  One thing I love about taking photos is that it forces me to be present — to consider and appreciate now, before now evaporates and becomes then.


Cee’s Which Way Challenge: East Bay Oddities

Silly Wednesday Wonders 

Turkey's Unclear on use of Handrails

Riding the Rails!

Jackson Street Turkeys make themselves at home. We Have gotten so use to these big birds in our neighborhood I don’t take photos every time they pass but this was one shot I pulled over for!

I-80 Under Berkeley's Pedestrian Bridge

Stange Sculpture Points the Way Over Berkeley’s Pedestrian Bridge with I-80 below

Cee’s Which Way Challenge 2014#11 This challenge subject is all about capturing the roads, walks, trails, rails, we move from one place to another on.  You can walk on them, climb them, drive them, ride them, as long as the way is visible.

And I’ll add, find a little silliness along the way 😀
Hope I made you smile

Phoneography: Black and White Animals and Plants

Basco focused on a ground squirrel

1-Basco focused on a ground squirrel at Point Isabel

I know this dog was named Basco because the owner kept calling but he was too focused to “come”. I noted him while we were out in the freezing Summer Solstice wind for sunset viewing. I hope you don’t mind I include in color even if this is a Black and white challenge.

Sun setting far north of Mount Tam

2-Sun setting far North of Mount Tam

Note the white caps

Ladybug on artichoke leaf

3-Ladybug on artichoke leaf

I thank her for keeping the aphid population in check

Planimals at the Bancroft Garden

4- Sepia Planimals at the Blake Gardens Kensington 

Not a topiary but a disease on Tower of Jewels Echium. Makes good photography however.

Elephant sculpture with rabbit shadow puppet

5- Benny Bufano Elephant sculpture decorated with leafy shadows .

I’m slow today because I’m watching Chile vs Holland World Cup match. Have to be for Chile because our daughter studied there.

Happy first Monday of Summer which photo captures your fancy today?

Lens and Pens Black and white Challenge










Statues from Mexico City and Berkeley

One of the biggest surprises for me about Mexico City was that everywhere you looked there are statues, monuments, fountains and garden art; sacred and profane.This is just a sample. I am not a fan of big cities, since I am at heart a country girl, but after visiting Mexico City I understand the fascination.

Truth be told I like living at the edge of a city so I can get out into wilderness quick but visit the city for fun once in a while. I doubt if I would do well as and an Alaskan homesteader.

After yesterday’s post of street people of Berkeley I’m include a photo of beautiful statues from a yard in Berkeley.

Happy Street people of Berkeley

Happy Street people of Berkeley

Which do you prefer city or country life?

Where’s my Backpack/Statues