Wednesday, August 29, 2007

On Fire

I planted the seeds in spring, here's what I got this summer. Very promising, gets me to plant some more next spring. BTW to us Filipinos we call this flower "everlasting". I forgot what it's called here.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

White Fang

On a recent visit to Ketchikan, Alaska I found him and his master waiting for tourists who are eager to take pictures with him and earn his keep (see the dollar bills tucked in his collar). I took a pic of him but did not come any closer. And I thought I've seen everything that would make the tourist part with his money. This is new.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Where To?

While on a stop light in historic Route 66 in Flagstaff, Arizona, I spotted these signs. So many places to go, so very little time.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Coastal Charm

I dug up this almost two-year old photograph of the beautiful California coast between Half Moon Bay and San Francisco. The rugged coastline is a sight to behold in these parts. I feel lucky to be living so close to all these glorious vista.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Caught Shooting #20

Get the shot before the car gets any closer.
Another shutterbug chooses the middle of the road as the best spot to photograph his subject and to showcase this quaint little town of Skagway.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Caught Shooting #19

A mother shoots while a daughter poses.
Will take a short break, brb soon enough.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Friday, August 10, 2007

Caught Shooting #14

I caught them shooting infront of the city hall, but the guy in red had a quick reflex and caught me shooting at them. Ooops. BTW, on both sides are statues.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007



I know it is quite uncommon for photobloggers to do memes/to get tagged, but I was…by Geri, who was the reason I am blogging or knew what blog was all about. So I am doing this meme.

Short history, I was googling “Gabby Concepcion” of all people one day after I heard that he was/is working as a real-estate agent somewhere in this part of California. One search entry that I first clicked was Geri’s blog. But I did not find anything about it, so I commented about how I got to her blog. Apparently she wrote about him in her earlier blog. I got mesmerized by Geri’s writing, so to the point. I found myself checking in on her blog daily and eventually decided to get one for myself. My first blog was called AS I WAS SAYING powered by Friendster. I had three readers, Maan, Rose, and Treu and Geri linked me. It was difficult to maintain a blog so I closed shop. Because I had a growing number of photos in my cache, I thought I’d rather do a photoblog instead. Presently, I have two photoblogs and one regular blog that I hardly have time to maintain.

I am sharing a sketch of me and my husband here, in this meme called THE FACE BEHIND THE BLOG. As you can read that this blog is a collection of photos taken by me and my significant other; it is only fitting to include him in this post.

I love cool summers and mild winters, nippy autumn days and spring flowers, Barry Bonds and the Giants, my regular tv shows that come every fall. I love walking under eucalyptus trees and hearing the dried leaves crack under my every step. I love long drives to nowhere; they are the best therapy for any malaise (husband just refuted this saying he does the driving). I wept (as did my husband) at the first sight of the Grand Canyon...too magnificent for words. If I could I would live in a national park. I love the giant sequioas, what stories they could tell if they could speak.

Not tagging anyone in particular, but it would be cool if others would do this as well.

*we paid $10 in Baja California to an ambulant sketch "artist" to do this. he showed us terrific sketches and we thought it would be our total likeness. well....some souvenir it is.

Saturday, August 04, 2007


Finally after days of waiting, Barry Bonds hits number 755 at Petco Park in San Diego on his first at-bat of the game. Congratulations, Barry. You did it.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Caught Shooting #12

It's August 1..the dog days of summer are here. In the world of MLB, these days separate the pretenders from the contenders. Unfortunately, my Giants have a luckluster first half that they are double-digit behind the first-place. I seriously don't even look at the standings anymore.

I was lucky enough to have tickets to the July 28th Marlins-Giants game with my seat at the left field lower box; I could see Bonds really closely. Here, these guys a couple of rows infront of me have a field day shooting the big guy. This game was especially fun, because the Giants came from behind and won the game in the bottom of the 9th.

Pic taken as Bonds takes his position in the left field. He was sitting on 754 here, still is as I am watching the Giants-Dodgers game.