Sunday, August 28, 2016

First Baha'i Temple

O HEEDLESS ONES! Think not the secrets of hearts are hidden, nay, know ye of a certainty that in clear characters they are engraved and are openly manifest in the holy Presence. --Baha'u'llah

Sketched from a photograph on the wall of the Pilgrim House on Mt. Carmel in 1990.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Mercedes 6 Concept

The "6" stands for meters--it's almost 20 feet long.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Roddy McDowall

One of my favorite actors. He was convincing in every role. Two of my favorites:

As Huw in 'How Green was my Valley".

As Sam Conrad in the Twilight Zone episode "People are alike all over".

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Squirrel Steals Airplane

This is the way I'd expect a squirrel to fly.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Mourning Doves

I've seen a few Mourning Doves in the backyard this week.  Perhaps they're the positive effect of the sparrows.  I need to take the good with the bad.

I'm with Colleen, though:  Their coo is haunting.

Friday, August 5, 2016


The messy gang of sparrows has returned, and they brought with them the dreaded pigeons.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

House Finch

House Finches have been visiting me lately.  They have a very loud song for such a small bird, and they're relatively friendly.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Satelite Image of Soberanes Fire

This satellite image clearly shows the smoke plume from the Soberanes fire north of Big Sur, California at about 10 o'clock.  

 I would estimate the plume's length to be about eighty miles, almost reaching the warm Central Valley. Fog hugs the coast from the Golden Gate at the northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula in the upper left corner to Point Conception in the south.