"This is the violet hour, the hour of hush and wonder, when the affectations glow and valor is reborn, when the shadows deepen along the edge of the forest and we believe that, if we watch carefully, at any moment we may see the unicorn."

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Animals Near the Beach - It Must Be ANIMAL WEDNESDAY!

Coyotes?  In San Francisco?  Near the Beach?  Ah, it's true my friends. 
I mentioned a few months ago how I once encountered a Coyote deep in the forests of the Presidio.... he must have *gone West* like so many others....and now, right on the cliffs overlooking the Western-most tip of SF...I came across this sign!  (No Coyotes in sight though...)

*Embiggen* please!~  I was standing right on the cliff edge....wind blowing like crazy....when three Pelicans soared by.... they were so fast, by the time I struggled to get my camera aimed (and not fall off the cliff) they were already out over the Pacific - looking for lunch!

I also encountered a beautiful memorial to WW II  Men who perished at sea... I was enchanted to see Pegasus amid the Stars and Pisces and Waves.... here is the plaque with the description of what it symbolises.

And here is the actual memorial.

I leave you with a few scenic shots of those cliffs where I encountered the Pellies....  HAW!

Happy Animal Wednesday!


♥ Robin ♥


  1. so glad you didnt fall in! wonderful walkway. is that cliff walk? the memorial is lovely too. i do love it that we humans create memorials like this to remember and reflect. what noise do pelicans make I wonder. ?

  2. Wonderful!!!
    I miss those walks out there and am glad to see there is still area that is open and left wild. (well, except for maybe the coyotes, as we have them here...)
    Do you ever come across, I think it was called *iceplant* and grew in the sandy/dirt areas around the beaches? I loved that too.....
    Smiling....my little trip to San Fran!


  3. Beautiful scenery! Coyotes in SF?!! Wow.
    Sunshine and I thank you for the visits and hugs.


  4. Oh what a nice walk that must have been!
    I thought about you when I took PoD's pictures this afternoon, knew you would be delighted.
    All's well here. I started to clean and tidy my house but then the rain stopped and we went to play tennis and in the afternoon I took a nap.
    So not much done today but relaxing is important as well.
    Enjoy the rest of your day dear♥

  5. a beautiful thought knowing you are walking (and teetering) in such a lovely place and space. i imagine it's a good place to think and wonder.

    i am embarrassed to say i did not think that pellicans would fly high like that.


  6. Great shots LS!! I so love that you're doing these soul-nourishing walks ;)

    Miss you!

  7. Ah Cris, you have been on my mind a lot these past few days...I am glad you visited here and found a little enjoyment in my photos. Sending you and Con many, many hugs......


    ♥ Robin ♥

  8. You do such lovely posts! I have been AWOL but am catching up today cause it's raining cats and dogs and I gave up my morning walk!

  9. You sure live in a beautiful area.