Buckle up for the Greatest Show on Earth: San Francisco Fleet week.
I took this photo from the Larkspur Ferry with my Canon Powershot A620 camera and made edits in Snapseed.
I found this heart shape in the wake of the Larkspur Ferry one day. I took the photo with a Canon S30 camera and made edits in Snapseed and Simply HDR. Enjoy.
We have all done it at sometime or another. We have packed up our belongings and with the help of a few friends, if we are lucky, or a professional moving company, if we can afford it, relocated ourselves and our family to another residence.
A houseful of items is one thing, but what if you had to move only one item? That would be a dream, right? As it turns out, it can be a nightmare, especially if it is 68 feet long and weighs 120 tons. Continue reading
“Sing to me of the man, Muse, the man of twists and turns
driven time and again off course, once he had plundered
the hallowed heights of Troy.
Many cities of men he saw and learned their minds,
many pains he suffered, heartsick on the open sea,
fighting to save his life and bring his comrades home.
But he could not save them from disaster, hard as he strove—
the recklessness of their own ways destroyed them all,
the blind fools, they devoured the cattle of the Sun
and the Sungod blotted out the day of their return.
Launch out on his story, Muse, daughter of Zeus,
start from where you will—sing for our time too.”
—Homer, The Odyssey
My wife and I spent yesterday, June 9th, on Angel Island attending a 6 hour production of Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey. An inspired Ava Roy, founder of We Players, conceived and directed the play which took place in 14 scenes, spaced over 4 miles of paved/gravel roads and trails.
“We Players presents performance events that transform public spaces into realms of participatory theater. We bring communities together, reclaiming local spaces for public discourse and civic celebration through art. Extending the transformative powers of performance beyond the stage, we invite our collaborators and audience to engage fully and awaken to the spectacular world around us.”—Mission Statement, We Players
Here is an amazing time-lapse video of the fog in San Francisco Bay. I can feel the coolness of the fog on the back of my neck as I watch the night shots.
“…She was a favorite craft and one of the best sea boats that plowed the Pacific ocean. She was the home, the pride and the refuge of her officers and crew, and many a tear as salt as the brine that surrounds her shattered hull has coursed unbidden from manly eyes and sprung up involuntarily from the bold and courageous hearts of those whose pride and delight she was, as they have gazed on the last resting place of the gallant Tennessee.” –Daily Alta California, March 9, 1853
The early morning hours of March 6, 1853 saw a thick fog settle in along the coast of Northern California as the S.S. Tennessee steamed towards the entrance to San Francisco Bay, some 100 miles away. Approaching from the South, after leaving Panama on February 19th, Captain E. Mellus continued on using dead reckoning to reach Mile Rock, about 2 miles Southwest of the Golden Gate. Continue reading