Monday, January 9, 2012

San Francisco...circa 2012

A New Year's eve outing on the San Francisco Bay...

The early morning light softly lit up the bay; the waters were peaceful; the sky was painting its own beauty, the skyline slowly etched itself, waiting for me to get closer.

On one side, the many islands, the famous bridges, the proud pyramid, the seasoned sailors and surfers, the beautiful Mount Tamalpais, the lazy houseboats.

On the other side, a farmers' market... old wooden crates, loosely woven baskets, rusty buckets, colorful trays, used canning jars, all filled with a myriad of fresh seasonal produce, locally made cheeses, sweet temptations, raffia wrapped flower bouquets...

Angel Island, Treasure Island, Alcatraz Island...each one with its own legend, 
and just a few fingertips away

an unexpected farmers' market bounty

a Happy New year it is bound to be
no resolutions • only more of the same  •  it is good for the soul   

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Pure magic

A Christmas Day drive turned into a magical day.... For over an hour, I stood in the same spot  as the water, the sand, the waves, the light danced and glowed all around me... a sunset that went on forever... truly magical.

Before I decided to post these photos on the blog, I sent the first photo in this set to a dear friend in Europe; this is what he wrote: ... "This photo looks like the hidden step between the evolution from the water to the looks like a being had the idea to change his life from water to the land..I know it happened 300 million years ago but that's only a theory; but this photo is the missing link"... 

Since then, I have looked at it in a whole new light and a wide open mind...

Earlier in the day, the calm light of the rolling hills of the wine region took me in.

In a few days, the magic of a New Year's Day outing.