California Scrapbook

Golden Gate Foggy Sunset

Angel Island & Alcatraz

So smw, slt has again left the continent and headed off to work. This time our work really won’t be anything we document on here, so both to clear my own to-do list, and to leave my friends with a sense of how well-rested I’ve become from these past two months in my spiritual and now literal home of California (well, literal in the sense I actually have a home there waiting for my return, not in the sense I’m there at the moment or expect to be for the next few months…), I’m giving a you a scrapbook of shots that piled up since my return from the ABQ wedding in mid-August. The bay, the golden gate bridge and Marin headlands as seen from Fort Mason; various scenes of Napa and Sonoma counties as seen from hikes & bikes around new new home base; some shots from a couple days last week (!) in Los Angeles – back to Topanga Canyon & the fountain in Grand Park on a nearly-full-moon night (the next night, we stood out on my balcony up north to watch the lunar eclipse at 3AM, how cool was that?!)…and scenes of the bay’s wetlands around Palo Alto as seen when I had the privilege of riding along for some training with my friend Amy who’s getting herself trained to fly a small plane.

If you’re curious about the work, there was a PBS frontline documentary filmed in early  August at that project where I’ll very soon be working; from Europe I’m unable to launch the link but I’m fairly sure if you’re in the US you can find it here:

As the man says, be well, do good work, and keep in touch. It’s certainly what I plan to do! Cheers.

Fort Mason & the BayGrassy Field 3 Palisades TrailBennet Valley Vineyard & MtnsNapa Valley from Palisades Trail 2Palisades Trail Pano

Eagle Rock - Topanga CanyonEagle Rock & Topanga Canyon Pano 1Eagle Rock & Topanga Canyon Pano 2Eagle Rock & Topanga Canyon Pano 3LA Grand Park Ftn Moonrise 2LA Grand Park Ftn MoonriseNapa Valley from Palisades TrailMuir Beach 1 Muir Beach DetritusMuir Beach ShellsMuir Overlook Pano 1 Muir Overlook Pano 2Aerial Palo Alto 6

Amy Prepping to FlySF & Bay from San Bruno MtnOcean-SF-Bay Pano from SBruno MtnTwin Peaks-Mt Davidson from San Bruno MtnSF Ferry Building 1 SF Ferry Building 2 SF Pano from San Bruno MtnSF Bay Sunrise

5 responses

  1. Stephen Brockmann

    Hi Paul, yes, California is a lovely place, and it’s good you were able to get some nice rest there, because I fear there won’t be a lot of rest where you’re going soon. I must say I do love your wide-angle views!

    October 16, 2014 at 12:31

  2. Jeff Gordon

    Paul, wonderful to see your images and hear what you are up to. If there was a god, and she was good, you would be doing her work. As it is, you are doing all of our work. Jeff

    October 16, 2014 at 12:33

  3. Tracy Chevalier

    Beautiful. I miss California! Be well and keep your new home center in mind as you venture out again to a place that really needs you right now. We are all thinking of you. xxx Tracy

    October 16, 2014 at 13:53

  4. Thanks for the link to the Frontline documentary. I watched it and immediately texted the link to my sister Kathy. The Los Angeles Times today (10/16/14) has a front-page article on MSF and how they “set the gold standard on Ebola safety.”
    Great pictures of California, too!

    October 16, 2014 at 15:26

  5. Hi Paul – I can’t see the Frontline documentary in this part of the world but the phots look great. Take care my friend.

    October 16, 2014 at 20:29

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