Sunday, March 21, 2010

Ancil Hoffman Park

Spring in Ancil Hoffman Park

Is in danger of being closed forever. The local government did not see the value in allowing the park appropriate time to convert over to private funding, instead they were given three weeks. My photo meetup went out there last week. I truly hope that private companies step up. I did my part by making a small monetary donation and buying a tee shirt. Its a wonderful place and wild life refuge. There is also a wildlife rescue building that caters to avian residents. This owl is one of them.

She will be moved to a new home when the facility is shut down. They are already working with a skeleton crew which is primarily volunteer. These are professionals, they deserve to earn a living wage.

Monday, March 1, 2010

San Francisco Fort Mason Orchid

Did you attend the orchid festival in San Francisco at Fort Mason on Sunday? What??? You didn't! Well, thats ok, I did and I took pictures. I bought one orchid for my mother as an early Mother's day present. I also took about 800 pictures. I had a blast. Parking was a bit of a trick. I ended up parking close to a monument erected for a gentlemen in 1941. I took some pictures of the water, people in the park, and then I went inside. I concentrated on the presentation pieces. Wow! This year's theme must have been Mardi Gras. I'm sure there were more photographers on Friday, but I was working that day so I had to wait until Sunday. I did see several photographers, amateurs and professionals, both. Everybody had a good time. I love the floral shots, they are so much fun to work with, they don't complain, they don't need a model release and they always please.