California Scenes, Fall, 2018, #2

We drove north from Jalama Beach to the San Francisco Bay Area, where two families of our children and grandchildren reside. My son Ethan and wife Flo live in Albany, and my step-daughter Laina and family (The Levys) live in Alameda.

Ethan and I took a walk on the Albany Bulb, which is a peninsula created out of concrete from dismantled highways.




The San Francisco skyline from the Albany Bulb


Wild sunflower (?) seedheads


Bushtit in fennel


Sculpture at the far end of the Albany Bulb

At the Berkeley Marina.


Sport fishing boat returns to the Berkeley Marina. They were out for salmon. The San Francisco skyline is seen in the background.



Sailboard launch area, with the Port of Oakland seen in the distance, to the south


California towhee


Green heron


Snowy egret


This and below video: Yappy Hour at Terrace Park, Albany. Ethan, Jenny and Vinny (brown dog)


Peruvian trumpets, Albany


Lotus, UC-Berkeley Botanical Garden

The Levy family lives close to a great birding walk along a section of shoreline of San Francisco Bay.




Greater yellowlegs


Greater yellowlegs

At the end of our week’s stay, we attended a Hula dance performance that included Laina and her daughter Kara. Here is a number  with Laina.

We then started home, going by way of Sonora Pass and then down Hwy 395, along the eastern slopes of the Sierras, which will be shown in Part #3. Links to Parts #1 and #2 are found at both the top and bottom of this post

About Evensteven

I am a photographer and author, and live in Embudo, New Mexico, alongside the Rio Grande. I have published a book of photography and accompanying text on running the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. The first (print) edition is out of print, but a second edition is available as an iBook (eBook) through the iTunes bookstore. All Grand Canyon, river and nature lovers will enjoy my book: The Grand: I have also published six additional iBooks: 1. The Salt River: 2. Coyote Buttes: 3. Four Cornered, the Land: 4. Four Cornered, The Rivers: 5. Rio Marañon: 6. Rio Grande:
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2 Responses to California Scenes, Fall, 2018, #2

  1. Karen Miller says:

    Enjoyed this pictorial account of your visit here very much❣️


  2. Ethan Miller says:

    Nice work, as always, pops!


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