United States

Four Buildings Skyward

Four Buildings Skyward Four buildings reach to the sky downtown in San Francisco. We had a great meal in a Thai restaurant shortly after!

Low Fat = Low Flavor

Low Fat = Low Flavor Sign above the doorway leaving Memphis Minnies, San Francisco. We had a delicious lunch there! Yum! I like this: lightning storm

We Went Bowling

We Went Bowling We went bowling today, and I took a few shots. So far nobody has attempted to kill me for shooting so many photos! An open air meeting of Automattic yesterday went superbly, although we’re all a little burned. Sitting in the afternoon sun in a park by the Golden Gate was worth […]

Andy in the car

Andy in the car Andy Skelton pictured in the back of Matt’s car here in San Francisco! This is an experiment in iPhoto because I can’t ssh home! Andy took a photo of me in the airport as we waited for Podz. I was wilting and falling asleep on my feet. Note to everyone – […]

46 stars and lots of stripes

46 stars and lots of stripes How long ago was the United States made up of 46 states? According to this site it was 1908! This flag may date back to that time because it was brought back from there by my grandfather in 1929 or the early 1930′s. I must say thanks to my […]

American Bald Eagle

American Bald Eagle This bird, the American Bald Eagle, took my breath away when I saw it at the zoo. He looked so majestic and dignified, despite the fact that he was surrounded by bars in a large enclosure. The shot is at the extreme end of the Canon 75-300mm zoom and it’s a little […]

White Owl

White Owl An owl pictured inside it’s enclosure at Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago. The faint lines are the thin bars of the cage. I love the eye! If you have a moment, check out Glassey Alley, Ryan’s new photoblog!

The Mean Look

The Mean Look Is this a buzzard? I really should have taken note of the signs near the enclosures! Moments after I took this photo he was thrown some raw meat and went at it with gusto. Pictured in the Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago. Today is St. Patrick’s Day. It rained, it snowed, it was […]

Long Legged Bird

Long Legged Bird God help anyone who finds this picture through Google. I wonder what they were really looking for! Matt, any idea what kind of bird this is? Pictured in the aviary at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo. In other news, I received an email from GE Health. My photo of a skateboarder is on […]

Jealousy

Jealousy Do animals feel emotion? Do they feel joy and sadness, regret and elation or even jealousy and envy? This little fella eyed the bigger mound next to him with what I’d swear was envy. Does anyone know what kind of animal he is? Pictured in Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo. Later.. if you wondered what […]

Grooming the Monkey

Grooming the Monkey When you’ve had a hard morning climbing branches and swinging from tree to tree, what better way to relax than have your mother run her fingers through your fur and pick out the ticks and insects. Pictured in Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago.

Protests at Lincoln Park Zoo

Protests at Lincoln Park Zoo Protests at Lincoln Park Zoo Protests at Lincoln Park Zoo Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago seems to be the centre of protests by animal welfare activists on an on-going basis. Conditions for the animals in the zoo must be exceptionally bad as animal deaths are reported regularly. It’s a shame, […]

Lion .. King of Lincoln Park Zoo

Lion .. King of Lincoln Park Zoo Lion .. King of Lincoln Park Zoo On the 5th day of our trip to Chicago, Darren took us to Lincoln Park Zoo. I had been there already back in 2003 but this time it was a lot more interesting! I got some wonderful shots of the animals […]

Arrival of the L

Arrival of the L I love capturing motion and stillness in one frame and shooting underground in a subway station is perfect because: low light, fast moving train with bright internal lights, waiting passengers. I think I took this in one of the stations under State Street, Chicago. Have a great time at the blog […]

Fixing up the Apple Store

Fixing up the Apple Store Workers pictured in the Apple Store Magnificent Mile, Chicago. The top of the image is the front and side of the store. This is the store in which I was asked not take photos in 2003!