My apologies for the punning reference to a song from 1974, but that was pretty much what popped into my head this morning after I spent nearly an hour laboring over my backyard project. I bought this small shed last spring with every intention of assembling it by myself; and I have done most of the work thus far, with […]
I was all alone, standing in a shady spot along the empty trail beside Turtle Pond, watching the Red-winged blackbirds and shooting pictures with my big lens. I’m not sure why, but I happened turn my head and glance back up the path to my far right — and found this duck standing there, just… watching me. I wouldn’t say I’ve suddenly developed anatidaephobia; but let’s just say Gary Larson’s cartoon is starting to make a lot more sense!
When I discovered this stack of photo albums at the flea market in Roseville, it took only a quick peek inside to tell me the original owner had a few things in common with the Big Guy. Not only did he enjoy spending time in the outdoors, but his car collection looked strikingly familiar to me! From the black mid […]
Recently one of my occasional pastimes has been browsing eBay to see if I can spot any toys or games from my childhood. This game was a Christmas present one year, maybe around the early 1970s; I’m certain my parents had a great time laughing at me as I shook the gift-wrapped box and puzzled over the crazy rattling sounds […]
You never know what kind of things you might see hanging from the trees around my neighborhood!
I’ll admit I’ve never seen a traffic backup on a bike trail before. I guess it was inevitable, given that this was in San Francisco, near the Golden Gate Bridge.
I was following a dirt path through Golden Gate Park one morning when I happened to notice a small but brightly colored sign attached to a nearby tree. Being a compulsive reader with less-than-perfect eyesight, I stepped closer, and then a little bit closer, trying to make out what the sign said. Luckily, no one seemed to pay any notice […]