Tuesday, May 31, 2011

After the fire

After the fire

At Walpurgis, Swedes build bonfires. We walked past a popular bonfire location, and saw what remained — a month after the great fire.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Two generations

Mika och Gull

Mika and Gull — mother and grandmother of my best friend Jon Karlfeldt.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Mika and Gull

Mika och Gull

Mother and grandmother of my best friend, and best man at my wedding, Jon Karlfeldt.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Friday, May 6, 2011

Patricia Dolores noshing on a flower

Patricia Dolores in Golden Gate Park

I met this free-running parrot and her Pa in Golden Gate park. Apparently she is VERY fond of the pollen-laden centers of flowers

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Flying kites at the beach (4/4)

Kite flyer

Of course, other people at the beach were quite a bit better at this than us.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Flying kites at the beach (3/4)

Flying a tote bag

Not only could we not fly the turtle, and broke it while trying… It even turned out that the tote bag we were carrying it in flew at least as good as the turtle itself!!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Flying kites at the beach (2/4)

Chasing the turtle

In fact, the wind often sent parts of our turtle tumbling across the sand. Finally, the string broke, and the entire turtle escaped our control…

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Flying kites at the beach (1/4)

We decided to fly kites at Ocean Beach before we left San Francisco. We got ourselves a gorgeous silk Turtle kite, and set out.

Flying the turtle

It didn't fly very well…