Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Big Eye Sally

That's such a funny euphonism for insomnia. However, the phrase perfectly fits what I saw last night, the big orange moon rising over the city of San Francisco and the Golden Gate bridge. Yes, I got pictures, but can't post them from here. The only thing missing is that they never turned on the lights to the bridge (why oh why??). Ruined what could have been a perfect shot. Sigh.

Did visit more seashore, and a bird sanctuary. I can certainly see the appeal of living in California. It's beautiful!

Dinner at my friend David's house was so wonderful. He's a pack rat and actually showed me an old business card from my art glass business "Kaleidoscope Eyes" back in the 70s! What a guy. His wife is an ultra-gourmet cook using fresh vegetables from her lush garden - what a delight! It was so fun to catch up on 20 years of "current events". David lives in a million dollar house with a mountain view. I thought I could introduce him to some of my clients who like to use etched glass, but David has his own designers and commercial clients out here and works as much as I do -- doesn't need anymore clients. I'm really happy that he's doing so well doing something he loves. Everyone should be so lucky.

My clients called yesterday while I was standing on a mountain over looking crashing waves at the coast -- I shouldn't have answered it because it took me right back to Dallas, mentally, and I prefer to be here now. No matter where that is.

Today is a slow day - I'm cleaning my camera and putting everything in order. Maybe lunch with a friend, play with the dogs, might take my camera up to the Berkeley campus. Lots of interesing people in this town!

6 comments:

KJ said...

I'm so glad you blog! So nice to be able to follow you around and sense the feel of the place. It's been a long time since I've visited San Francisco... KJ

Walker said...

Well I wish you were here with me! I'm sorely in need of a travel companion. Hope you're enjoying my trip vicariously. It's beautiful here -- and like I say wherever I go -- I want to move here!
Robin

Anonymous said...

The question is did you go back tonight to see if the bridge tender woke up long enough to turn the lights on?? I am heading home in the A.M. Hope you have a good rest of your trip... The other frustrated (amateur photographer)

Walker said...

hello "anonymous" - guess the joke's on us - two people told me that bridge doesn't have lights on the cables!! Heck - what did WE know! Just a couple of camera lovers sharing a full moon...

Anonymous said...

OOPS...I guess the joke was on us. Oh well, at least we had good company huh. I am in Oregon on the coast snapping away as I head home. Do you still have my e-mail address? D.H.

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