An American Bullfrog in Berkeley

I don't usually ignore visual anomalies. They bring me to interesting things. On this Berkeley day, something seemed out of place -- that nagging oddity in my periphery. I turned and looked closer in the mud. Sure enough, there was an unusual outline in the creek bed. As quickly as I noticed the frog, it dove into the mud. There is a frog in the photo below, concealed in the sludge: [...]

2009-07-14T23:25:04+00:00 July 14th, 2009|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Refracted Light, Arcs and Rainbows – Over SF

I'm not a big fan of Descartes. In spite of his genius and complexity, he held callously mechanistic views toward nature and non-human animals. And women, too, depending on his mood. Shared by Herikvioleta at Deviant Art But I'll give him some love for this explanation of rainbows I recently read at the UCAR website. He simplified the study of a rainbow to one rain droplet -- and how light refracts through that [...]

2009-07-12T16:58:28+00:00 July 12th, 2009|Photography, Uncategorized, Weather|0 Comments

Walking the Bay Trail at San Leandro Marina

** Photo usage and restrictions The East Bay leg of the San Francisco Bay Trail has an extraordinary, long stretch from San Leandro Marina southward to the Hayward Shoreline. Where some of the Bay Trail jogs inland on paved roads, this particular portion runs alongside the Bay and through the heart of the marina itself. The trail is walkable and bike-friendly -- better with the aid of two wheels since two feet will [...]

2009-03-25T00:51:12+00:00 March 25th, 2009|Parks, Uncategorized|0 Comments