Monday, February 23

California calling


Of course I was disappointed. "California Dreaming" from the Mama's and Papa's was still ringing in my head when I landed in San Francisco.
What then met me was torrential rains, mist, chilly temperatures and general ghastliness.
"It never rains in Southern California" was an other pop song on my mind, but heck, it never materialized in the north; they need water there though, urgently. I stopped complaining when I heard that and savored the rain instead as best as I could.
The college course in clay modeling went well as far as I can tell. It was good to meet people who are enthusiastic and open minded, and that is how they were...









The pictures: Some random people on the cable car in San Francisco, one of the Rudolf Steiner College buildings in Fair Oaks, Sacramento - two buildings from "the hood" in West-Oakland, a mostly black neighborhood where I am staying for my last three days in Cali. The rest are random picks, ending with that fisherman, preparing his gear on a bridge crossing the American river in Sacramento.

6 comments:

SaoirseDaily2 said...

Great pictures, makes me homesick. I grew up in Sunnyvale, live in San Francisco and Lodi. Have a nice visit.

Aggie said...

Great photos. I'm glad your course went well. A change is as good as a rest as they say.

SILVER said...

same here. wish i can say something different.. but it is true. The pictures are really cool. will be visiting again and checking on your other blog soon..

smiles,

~Silver
from Reflections / One Day at a time

Gary said...

Great photos friend! You have the eye, the hands, the brain, the sense of humour. You've got a lot...

gfid said...

.... and when you get back home, it'll be thinking about being spring there. nice way to end the winter... even with the rain.... tho none of the pictures are in the rain... this fisherman is SERIOUS. i'm envious. it's on my 'bucket list', learning to fish with a rod. i gill netted salmon for a living when i lived in the Yukon, but it's not quite the same thing.

Seraphine said...

i love your pictures!
we really needed the rain though. there was talk about a mandatory 50% reduction is water use by summer if we didn't get the rain.
sorry it rained on your parade, but it was heaven-sent for the rest of us.

ps. i noticed a lot of sunshine in your pics. at least we get sunshine between rain storms. it could be worse!