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Ash in the air

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sun in smoky sky from Mt Tam
Though more than 100 miles away, smoke from the fires in Northern California make the light in the City eerie and wan.

Yesterday I was riding the #1 California bus thinking how odd it was that almost everyone had really bad dandruff - until I realized they all had ashes on their hair and shoulders ! Tiny bits of ash are floating in the air - coating everything. Many people have a cough (me, included) and have burning, tearing eyes.

Today - Sunday June 29th - is a little better - the fog rolled in yesterday and washed the air . But its still scary and strange - knowing that our forests are on fire - thousands of people are cutting the brush, dumping fire retardant from helicopters and yet, the fires still burn.

Having lived in the path of the 1976 Marble-Cone fire that consumed thousands of acres in the Los Padres Forest- I am sadly familiar with the devastation forest fires wreak. Once the fire is out - more problems start. If we have fierce rains…

Aquatic Park with Seamus

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We walked over Pacific Heights and Russian Hill to Aquatic Park - Seamus got soo excited when he saw the water I had to let him off the leash or he would have pulled me down !

We played catch with a ball and he gallumphed into the bay a dozen or more times - gleefullly swimming back with the ball - racing up the beach to drop the ball - dig a big hole and roll in the sand. He was having so much fun - tourists stopped to watch him - a bunch of kids played ball with him-



This is one happy, dirty dog!
He was soooo dirty I thought the driver might not let him on the bus to go home! After letting him have a long nap I made him take a bath and a shower - He left a ton of sand in the tub !

Summer Solstice

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from the roof - mid day


Flower of the day ! Petunia

a visit from Anya - happy day

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why i go to the gym

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Kyle - fun Pilates instructor in the studio -

pool has skylights overhead
Daryl - Hip Hop Dance teacher- its inspiring to watch him dance + a great workout

Chihuly at DeYoung - June 14 opening day

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belly dancer performing outside-




stilt walkers Japanese style


the glass is astonishing - the size - the shapes - the colors - the fantasy of it all is spectacular



boat of spheres - these are Big ! the boat could easily hold 6 people



a glass ceiling




fungi on logs






a museum guard said it took 25 people a week to mount the show - - each piece of glass is individually placed in a center core in the big chandeliers - there is no diagram or schematic to follow so the glass is never mounted the same way twice -

party in the bmw showroom

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BMW showroom in San Francisco


this 1957 Fretta is cool! opens in the front !

car of my dreams !


appropriate graffiti



models


Mini and mini reflection




Graf in parking lot on Franklin

Flower of the day ! Godelias and carnations

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