Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Horizontal Line(s)

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is: Horizontal Line(s). Self browsed through her photos and found these from Saturday, 16 June.

Went to the City to see the Rube Goldberg exhibit.

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Lobby, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco

Afterwards, self chilled in the backyard. It was a beautiful day!

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Backyard, Redwood City

Columns, Part 2: for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

Cee’s current Fun Foto Challenge is COLUMNS.

This time, instead of going over her archives, self went to the backyard. She’s always drawn to her rose bushes.

In a few days, this column will turn into a spray of red-and-white-striped roses.

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Columns

Cee’s current Fun Foto Challenge is COLUMNS and VERTICAL LINE(S). Cee’s own photos are fantastic.

Here are two of self’s:

  • The Magritte exhibit at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is one of the best exhibits she’s seen in recent years. It ends with an interactive gallery where viewers can insert themselves into a Magritte landscape. Here’s a forest:

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  • Across the street from the museum is Yerba Buena Park which has this beautiful fountain. So relaxing to watch the COLUMNS of water.
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Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco

Thank you to Cee Neuner for the wonderful Foto Challenge!

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Arch, Dome, or Half-Circle

What a Fun Foto Challenge from Cee Neuner!

Below are some arches from a visit to the San Francisco Zoo, about a month ago:

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Flamingos, San Francisco Zoo

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More Flamingos!

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Flags or Banners

Happy to be reminded (by Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Flags and Banners) that Redwood City, CA had an amazing event on March 24, 2018.

The weather was gorgeous and everyone was smiling and happy.

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Redwood City, Courthouse Square, 24 March 2018

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Books Or Paper

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is BOOKS OR PAPER.

At first, self was just going to post a picture of the book she is currently reading: Wide Sargasso Sea, by Jean Rhys (It is a really harrowing read, there is such delicacy in the language, but such cruelty between people). She took several pictures of the book cover, and then thought it might be interesting to include pictures of the bookmark she’s been using, a 500 rupee note, a souvenir from a 2012 trip to India. (500 rupees is about $7). It was stuck in the back of a drawer, and she just happened to stumble across it:

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And then she took a closer look at the 500-rupee note:

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Wonder if the man with the wooden staff is Mahatma Ghandi? What do dear blog readers think?

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

 

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Any Camera or Photos of Photographers

Self just loves Cee’s Fun Foto Challenges!

This week’s Foto Challenge is part of a series called Anything Goes. This week, you’re supposed to show a picture of any type of camera, or a picture of a photographer.

It turns out that self has the perfect picture for this week’s Foto Challenge: a picture she took on Saturday, 28 April 2018: Independent Bookstores Day. She had walked into Gallery Bookshop in Mendocino (one of her faaaavorite bookstores in the whole world. She’s bought so many great books from this bookstore over the years, including the book she’s currently reading: Homer’s Odyssey, the translation by Emily Wilson). The staff was posing for selfies with customers and she managed to squeeze off a quick one while they were otherwise occupied.

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Gallery Bookshop, Mendocino: 28 April 2018

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

 

UNLIKELY: The Daily Post Photo Challenge, 2 May 2018

This week’s challenge is to share a photo of something unlikely: an object or person in an unlikely place, an unpredictable experience, a serendipitous accident . . .

— Michelle Weber, The Daily Post

Today, instead of looking through her archives, self decided to take some pictures of her garden.

She’s just back to her house in Redwood City after almost three years. The garden is not the same: it’s a little wilder. But she likes it.

Here are the unexpected survivors:

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Variegated Abutilon: The mother plant died, but two feet away, self discovered these sprouts.

White flowers suddenly began appearing, all along the back fence:

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She thinks these are Viburnum Opulens? They just started blooming. Profusely.

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These yellow beach daisies are amazingly resilient. This bush is about the height of the fence, and it’s been blooming non-stop since February.

OTHER UNLIKELY:

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Moving Up and Down, Outdoors

Always love it when I can join Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge. This week’s is

MOVING UP AND DOWN, OUTDOORS.

Cee’s blog lists a few examples: outdoor stairs, elevators, ladders, hot air balloons, pogo sticks.

Here are some:

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Private beach access for this homeowner along the Mendocino coast

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Water Tower, Mendocino Village

And finally:

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Front Porch, Redwood City, CA

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Busy/People Working

It’s been weeks since self has been able to participate in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge.

This week is: Show people BUSY or WORKING.

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The Octopus Literary Salon is held in — where else? — the Octopus, a coffee bar in downtown Oakland. This particular reading was in February 2018. The organizer of the series is the fabulous Raina Leon (standing at the mic).

And here’s a picture from the most recent AWP Bookfair, which was held early March in Tampa, FL. It is a huge event, probably one of the biggest Bookfairs in the country.  Self has to try so hard to rein in her bookbuying instincts. It’s easy to return from there with a whole suitcase of books!

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Annual AWP Bookfair, Tampa, FL: 9 March 2018

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

 

 

 

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