Posts tagged “Topanga Canyon

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

California Coastal Reconnection

Coast Poppies & Catalinasmw, slt has been in my titular US  home of San Francisco for three weeks now. Prior to that, during the post-assignment re-alignment of my sensibilities that I undertake after each international work stint, I spent five weeks living on the coastal side of Los Angeles. During that time, my activities consisted primarily of the following: bike rides up and down the coast and up into Topanga Canyon, concerts at  Walt Disney Concert Hall, concerts and museum visits at both Getty Centre and Getty Villa, and getting together with the various friends I have there. On the theory that it’s good to post the imges from my last location before leaving my current one, I present a selection of shots undertaken during those activities. Each photo has a name which says what it is, and I think I will let them do all the speaking. If you’re in touch with me, you know the process of transition and rearrangement I’m undergoing vis-a-vis preparation for the next phases. If you’re curious but not yet in touch…what’s stopping you? 🙂 Enjoy!

MdR Sunset BoatDowntown DetailDT WDCH sunsetCoast Paul SelfieCoast - Topanga Pano 2Downtown Library -Fountain-TowersMdR Pano 5Redondo Beach & PV Peninsula PV Peninsula & Kite  Surfers QmarkMdR Pano 6MdR Regatta - Mtns

MdR Pano  3 Manhattan Beach Tourist & WavesMdR & Samo Mtn Pano MdR & LAX Take-Offs Marina del Rey Sunset PanoManhattan Beach OceanfrontDT Paul & Library DT City Hall

DT Buildings ColumnsDowntown Library & TowersCoastal view - MalibuCoast Lifeguard Hut & Beach VolleyballCoast - Topanga Cyn Coast - Cal Poppies & Catalina Island