Amazing detail in these creatures.
We have a family of Red tailed Hawks nesting in a tree near our house. These large birds have a 48 inch wingspan and are amazing to watch soring through the air. Here are some cool facts about Red tailed Hawks.
A few shots from our San Francisco trip this weekend. Shots taken on the Hyde Street Pier.
The Hyde Street Pier is a historic ferry pier located on the northern waterfront of San Francisco, California, amidst the tourist zone of Fisherman’s Wharf. Prior to the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge and the San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge, it was the principal automobile ferry terminal connecting San Francisco with Marin County by way of Sausalito to the north, and the East Bay by way of Berkeley. It was designated part of US 101 and US 40. The ferries were operated by the Golden Gate Ferries, a subsidiary of the Southern Pacific railroad. Today, the pier is part of the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. Various historical ships are anchored to the pier, some available for self-guided or docent-led tours. Among the ships on display or in storage are the Balclutha, an 1886 square rigged sailing ship, as well as C.A. Thayer, Eureka, Alma, Hercules, Eppleton Hall, and over one hundred smaller craft.
Leaping Lizards it must be spring. You can always tell that spring has arrived when all the lizards come out of hiding. Yesterday we rescued a few of the lizards that had leaped into the pool! Check out the color on the bottom side of these lizards.
Good thing my wife’s not scared of lizards
These pictures were taken of a mausoleum door at the Old City cemetery in Sacramento Ca.
Resting Place of California Pioneers
Adorned with beautiful statues, dramatic markers and lush gardens, Sacramento Historic City Cemetery is an outdoor museum recording California history from the Gold Rush Era through today.
Since it’s establishment in 1849, the City Cemetery has become the resting place of many remarkable Californians, demonstrating the diversity of California history and culture. Visitors will discover the burial sites of Sacramento mayors and California governors as well as memorials to Civil War Veterans, Volunteer Firemen and the victims of the 1850 Cholera Epidemic.
The City Cemetery is the oldest existing cemetery in Sacramento. Keeping with the popular style of the times, it was designed to resemble a Victorian garden. Traversed by pathways and grand avenues, the cemetery provides a park-like setting for exploring history. Today, volunteers with the Adopt A Plot program take over the gardening of plots – a task once performed by long since departed relatives.