I’ve had a few photo opportunities over the last week. I’ve shared some on Facebook, but the blog gives me a chance to discuss them a little bit.
Tuesday I went out to the coast. It was in the high nineties inland; at the coast it was 75, lightly breezy, and clear. Doran Beach Park gave me the best view of egrets and pelicans.
Wednesday I visited Old Town Sacramento to meet my friend Terry for lunch.
It was 99 degrees in Old Town; being near the river, probably one or two degrees cooler than the city proper.
There’s a spot where you walk down half a flight of stairs to get a sense of where the original street level was. These pylons are part of that display — a guess maybe they held a pergola or some kind of roof for the market that was there. I took a picture of the oak tree because we had left a steampunk-themed shop a bit earlier and I had tentacles in mind.
Today I went to Tailor Maid Coffee. Usually I meet Brandy there on Thursdays and we write. She was working, so I went by myself (we did manage to meet on Monday). In theory, I would have gotten a lot of writing done because I wasn’t distracting myself by talking — in practice, I found a cute dog and a guy doing bike tricks. I mean, I didn’t even have to work at it. For the record, I did get quite a bit of writing done.
Unfortunately, my photos don’t do Mike Sanders justice.
Meet Possum, a full-blooded Aussie Shepherd, her human told me. The red color is rare. Possum was a friendly and relaxed dog; her human companion takes her running twice a day, which probably explains a lot.