My goodness, what a time, and what a gorgeous day in San Francisco!
Hey, Bob, I hope you don’t mind that your photo is on my blog. The dome in the distance is the Palace of Fine Arts. San Francisco Bay is in the background.
Friends and I took ourselves on a tour of stairways yesterday and saw some fabulous views and houses. This was a great way to get in your aerobic exercise without realizing how hard you are working. Did I truly say that? I meant while having a good time doing it. I knew how hard I was working. Definitely. I knew. Huff-n-puff.
We passed a number of foreign consulate buildings: Russia, Norway, Japan, to name a few. I expect the folks who live around here are of the top four percent, below the top one percent, that is.
In the late afternoon (to avoid the worst crowds) we went to the Bouquets to Art show at the de Young Museum. Floral designers and nurseries from the area design bouquets to represent different art pieces in the gallery. The top picture is one example. Here are a couple more:
All these photos were taken with my iPhone and edited on iPhoto—which is nothing like Photoshop, but I don’t have the time to spend on photo-improving as I used to. I do notice I can’t get photos as sharp with the iPhone as I could with my Canon. This could partly be because it is more difficult to hold that little iPhone still while taking a shot.
Now I must get back to work on my novel. All play and no work, you know.
Wow. Have I been having a great time here in Tucson.
This is Steampunk Annie (www.steampunkannie.com). She makes great little hats and whatnot. My friend and I met her at the Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention last weekend, and I absolutely had to buy one of her hats. I don’t read a lot of Steampunk but, zowie, are these folks fun and creative! And I do love fun and creative people.
Here’s another sample of what they are up to by Airship Isabella (airshipisabella.com):
No. They haven’t paid me for advertising any of this. I was merely amazed by their ingenuity and craftsmanship.
If you ever get a chance to go to a Steampunk Convention, go. You will find it, dare I say, awesome?