A few favorites from recent ephemera:
New in Ephemera: Sets
Thanks to the inspiration from Heather's Furthermore and the sweet software goodness from Noel's PhotoStack, I've added a new section to Ephemera: Sets! The first one to go up includes 35 photos from Saturday night's Chinese New Year Parade, which was a blast. Happy year of the monkey!
A new site
My photos now have a proper home. Please drop by Ephemera and see.
She Said Yes
Claremont Photos 3: Highway 5
No matter how many times I drive the hypnotic highway, I always find something new there.
Claremont Photos 2: Back Yard
Claremont Photos 1: Shadow Play
Just got back from a trip to Claremont to visit the folks. A few moments of beauty....
Dramatic golden light illuminates the plants in dad's driveway.
Celebrating the new camera
So I just got a new camera, and to celebrate I'm posting a photo of my cat, as is the custom with my people.
Okay, dogs too.
Do not call 911
Outside Yerba Buena. Not an accident. But it causes traffic delays nonetheless.
Out for a Walk
Robot with a heart.
Do not feed the homicidal bears in the window.
Heather's new do.
Signs of Life
In the continuing saga of Fred, there are now three babies peeking out of what was once a stick in a pot. Go Fred!
Still Life With Artist
Sign Person Five
Chieka in the Kitchen
Rusty and Robot
By popular demand: 1024x768 Evil Robot Desktop.
Around the corner, at the top of dog shit park, there's this sign that keeps getting decorated. After I took this photo, someone added, "WHO DAT?"
The scenic Pike Street Market, with its rows and rows of fish, and the original Starbucks where the mermaid still has nipples? The endless corridors and tacky patterns of the Waterfront Marriott? The stunning, cloudless, utterly rare, blue Seattle sky? Didn't take my camera out once. What did I take pictures of? The cab.
Out for a Walk
In the Maslow's hierarchy of needs for Chieka, finding stinky things to roll in is just about at the top.
Everyone loves Tigger. Women coo at him on instinct. Dogs follow him around. There's this one dog in the park, Theo, who loves Tigger. He'll run through traffic to get to him. Once, when we were out walking, a car stopped in the street. It was Theo and his owner, Nate. Nate was driving. Theo pressed himself against the glass of the window. "Look, Theo," said Nate, "it's your boyfriend!"
I fell in love with the girl - the dogs were a bonus.
SF Skyline from above
This is why I always ask for a window seat.
How it works
Conservatory of Flowers Reopening
The missing photo
See? I was there.
Thanks to Tantek Çelik for the photo!
More urban texture
A random bit of art on a staircase in Lower Haight.
Happy birthday Caterina
When Heather and I were in Vancouver, we finally got to meet Dos Pesos. He's cute as a bug and he does one heckuva prairie dog impersonation.
Happy Birthday to Caterina (that's her, grinning in the background)!
Our flight to Vancouver treated us to a stupendous sunset over a blanket of fog around Sutro Tower.
Update: 'Cause someone asked, here's a 1024x768 version suitable for desktopping!
I contributed an old favorite to the July theme over at Lalaland.
And, yeah, after a harrowing few hours of immigration lines, security lines, and baggage lines, we're home safe and sound. Phew.
'Cause dad asked.
Fray Cafe Sedona
Special thanks to Mark for the pic above. The trouble with being the emcee and the photographer is that you never get photos of yourself on stage. Thanks, Mark!
Flam Chen photos
Photos from last night's Flam Chen show. One sentence review: Kinda like Cirque du Soleil if they had fire instead of money. Bonus one word review: Amazing.
Click the thumbnails for larger versions.
Greetings from Santa Cruz
Universes collided this weekend when a UCSC banana slug (the college mascot, dontchaknow) met its logo-ized self on a baseball hat in what used to be called Elfland in the forest of upper campus.
Personally, I got the knit cap.
Note: When walking the rim of the Grand Canyon, be sure to bring a hat, or else you'll wind up wearing whatever goofy thing is in the trunk of the car.
Greetings from the Grand Canyon
Note: The curve in the horizon is from the camera, not the curve of the Earth. I think.
Memorial Day in the park
A girl and her dog. Golden Gate Park.
A boy and his dog. Well, hers, technically. But still. Us boys.
Walking with Heather and the pups through Golden Gate park on a sunny day is like being a traveling petting zoo. People flock to them, all smiles. We wandered a bit too close to the kids area and were besieged by tiny humans, all wanting to touch the tiny dogs. One father even held his pristine one year-old out to Chieka. I could have stopped her from tonguing the child, but I didn't. As we walked away, I heard the dad say to the whimpering child: "We won't tell mommy about this."
Streetcorner wisdom, corner of Carl and Cole.