Jackie Link's Blog

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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Toucan overhead

All three of these women were snapping their fingers. I don't know why.
(Click on image to enlarge it and see the toucan.)

Saturday: Fort Mason & beyond

It was still cool when I rode over to Fort Mason for the annual Friends of the Library Book Sale yesterday. I only bought a now defunct photography magazine, photo metro, which was published locally and was of unexpectedly high quality. Sorry, but not surprised, that it failed.

From there I rode in the heat over the hill from the Presidio into Golden Gate Park to check out the Tour de Fat. It's the first time I've been there when the sun was shining. There were hundreds of bikes in the valet parking lot, but I didn't stay.

And for a real treat, last night I went with my old friend Ron to Yoshi's on Fillmore for dinner and McCoy Tyner. Ron is on his way to Paris with his new S&S-coupled Surly, and since we'd been to the early set, we sat over maps talking about Paris and bike packing strategies afterward.

It's still cool in my house this morning, but it's expected to be in the 80's again today. I'll still go out exploring the city by bike and then to Kaethe's for a visit. Better get going.

Friday, September 24, 2010

I have a crazy turtle

Hercules, like no other box turtle in the world I know of, chases dogs!

Whenever Denali or Cinderella (lab and husky) come near, Hercules goes ballistic trying to bite the nose poking through his fence.

This afternoon I sat on the porch steps watching the drama and when the dogs came to visit me, Herc made a beeline across his yard, head held high to see us above the plants, racing for all he was worth. I wonder what he would do if he actually caught a dog, or heaven forbid, a raccoon. (That really worries me.)

Seeing a box turtle run is way up there on the bizarro-scale!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Busy season begins

. . . and I'm too busy to write about it. Maybe tomorrow.

10/6/10: I just discovered this is Chor Boogie at work. See the mural on Market Street posted Sunday, 10/3/10.

Friday, September 03, 2010

Working in b&w

I will work in black & white for a while, if only for the practice.