Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Just Around the Corner

Autumn.   She brings her own kind of special beauty and every year I wait for her because she is my favorite.   

We had another heat wave, one that extended over to the coast where normally we can find some relief.   Late yesterday the winds changed from offshore to onshore, the high pressure zone moved away, and the temperature started to drop.   I stepped outside with my camera and captured the quickly passing sunset.   

There will be a little more heat, and our skies will not be completely clear due to the drifting from the terrible fires to the north and east.   But Autumn and all that she brings is coming.   Hopefully this year she brings rain.   Lots of rain.

Have a good Tuesday.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Such Fun

The weekend trip was really fun.   One of those short getaways where everything falls together just as you hope.   First, of course, was being able to get away overnight.   A young lady I've known for 10 years, who happens to be the loving owner of two of my foals, now both 12, was available to stay and take great care of our animals.   When you have animals, that's the key to going away and not having a care in the world about leaving.

We had a late lunch at a restaurant I used to frequent when I lived in the Bay Area, The Fish Market.   And then we headed to SF.   I have really missed being able to drive up to the city.   I was very inspired to spend some time there and take photos, which is something I have never done.   

The AT&T Park is a beautiful ballpark, built about 15 years ago right on the waterfront.   

We did our shopping, along with hundreds of others packed into the team store.   Orange and black was everywhere, including kids whose parents are passing down the Giants baseball tradition.   There were lots of families at the game and they have created areas for child fun within the park.   

We won the game!   Madison Bumgarner nearly pitched a no-hitter and threw 9 strikeouts.   We had such a good time and I enjoyed being able to take photos of some of the experience.   

This was a fun post-birthday weekend that Erik planned for us and it came together just as we hoped. An evening at the park was just perfect.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Wearing the Orange

Last year I became a Giants fan....San Francisco Giants.   I have never in my life watched baseball and never imagined that I would.   Erik was born and raised in SF and is an avid spots fan, so of course he talks about the Giants and his enthusiasm is infectious.   The Giants organization and team are the type that I can stand behind because they really play as a team and not as a few superstars trying to claim the spotlight for themselves.   

This weekend we are going to a Giants game.   I'm looking forward to a couple days away and sitting in the stadium for an evening game with my honey.   And buying a few things in orange and black.   And maybe eating a hot dog or some such thing.   

It's hot again.   Really hot.   So here is yesterday's relief with possibly more of the same today.

I better get going before it's too hot to move.   Have a great Thursday and Go Giants!!

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