Sunday, October 2, 2022

Halloween Photo Contest 2022 --- Days 12/231-8

Walks/Lopes: Always the hoods

Distances: 5 miles, small stretches here and there

Skeletons and Spirits Aloft

October begins and San Franciscans start celebrating their favorite holiday. (And Ciwt starts taking some of her favorite pictures).

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Love All --- Days/11/226=230

Walks: Various with visiting friend

Distances: 3.5 average

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

The Acting Queen --- Days 11/221-225

Walks: Definite Pattern Here: Hood, Presidio

Distances: 5 miles, small yogas

So Ciwt is wondering what roles would be beyond Viola Davis's talents.  There she is above playing a wide variety of women.  But they were all in dresses.  Not so in her latest movie, The Woman King. Ciwt went to see that movie today, of course Davis was powerful and certainly will be up for an Academy Award*.

* Hate to say it, but Ciwt was kind of lost, not particularly involved in the movie and gives it a 2/4.

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Different Skies II --- Day 11/220

Walk: Hood

Distance: 5 miles

Roger Federer, Winner, Wimbledon Junior Boys Tournament, 1998

Roger Federer, 

Grand Slam tournament finals: 31 (20 titles, 11 runner-ups)

Every movement so graceful

Friday, September 16, 2022

Different Skies --- Day 11/219

Walk: The Usual/Hood

Distance: 4 miles, small yoga

Anthony Lane in The New Yorker came up with a way to express the impossible to express:  

To get up in the morning without the Queen being around, always distant but ever present, will be like living beneath a different sky... 

Thursday, September 15, 2022

When They Aren't Flying --- Day 11/218

Walk: The Usual

Distance: The Usual (5 miles)

Owl Chick Thinking it Over in Transylvania   - Laszlo Potozky / Bird Photographer of the Year

Puffin Love, Newfoundland and Labrador - Brad James / Bird Photographer of the Year

King Penguin Chick, Asleep, Falkland Islands -  Andy Pollard / Bird Photographer of the Year

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Time and Bird Flies --- Days 11/210-217

Walks:  The Usual every day: hood, between homes, Presidio

Distances: 5 miles average

A whole week of Ciwt missing her readers,  flying between her new home and the millenialization of her old one.

And, yes, this photograph is real.  The stunningly pure white Rock Ptarmigan in flight was captured crisply and flawlessly by Norway's Erland Haarberg. He says of the moment:  High above the tree-line, the wind, snow and cold maintain the iron grip of winter for months on end.  This is where rock ptarmigan thrive, small white feather-balls in an endless white landscape.  On this particlar winter day, I was on my way to a mountaintop by Tysfjorden in Norway to photograph landscapes.  I had almost reached the summit when I spotted some ptarmigan tracks criss-crossing between the rocks. From behind a rock, a small head appeared, and seconds later it took to wing with the mountains and fjord landscape in the background, setting the scene perfectly.

No wonder Haarberg was named Overall Winner Bird Photographer of the Year in The Atlantic's annual competition. 

Stay tuned for awesome entries by some of the bird photographers he was up against.....

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Our "Best' Weather Season Has Begun --- Days 11/208 & 209

Walks/No Lopes: Hood, Presidio

Distances: 5 miles average, small yogas

These people racing across the Bay Bridge into San Francisco are probably trying to escape the parts of the Bay Area that are even hotter.  Best of Luck.