"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, April 25, 2012

Between the Ocean and the Forest - An Animal Wednesday Adventure


These photos were taken over the course of a wonderfully few *Magical * San Francisco  days....

I was drawn to the Beach because of the Fog Horns - moaning their mournful tones...but en route (under blue skies), I heard a beautiful voice singing Springtime songs....  look closely, and you will see this little one crooning away.



And a Hummer, checking out the Fog on the horizon...




When I reached the beach (an hour's hike)....THERE was the fog, floating though the air like Isadora Duncan's billowy scarf... it was 80 degrees though and not one hint of Wind.


I lingered, enjoying the beauty of the *mysterious fog* - which completely hid the Golden Gate Bridge.


Until.. right as I turned to leave.....something made me turn around....and there were the two towers..


Yesterday, a warm, windless, fog-less day....  I dashed to my favourite spot in Golden Gate Park....and spied this beauty, enjoying the Sun.




Near the ♥ Rock, I met a *Green Hummer*....and was thrilled to capture him in motion....look at those wings beating.....  can't you almost hear his *metallic-sounding motor* as he zooms up and down?



This is the path where I encountered the Red Fox a few months ago...  I was hoping we would meet again....but not today...


There were some Mallards though..  (I'm sure they did NOT miss *Monsieur Reynard*!)



And....a Turtle Sighting!  The first time I have ever seen one in this pond!

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This is my *Magical Forest*....I spent an hour just lost in all the beauty....hardly anyone who visits the Park comes here...most, don't know it exists...and...I'm not telling!  



One more photo....*my* Furry Feral Boys.....waiting for their dinner!








May you all have a lovely Animal Wednesday - wherever you are.

Love,

♥ Robin ♥

28 comments:

  1. Oh!!!! What special days you have had!
    And how great you saw the hummer more than once!
    And that last picture. Mr Orange surrounded by all those beauties and all so tolerant to each other. We people should take these exceptional creatures as an example.
    I guess these days and all these special encounters have nourished your soul.

    HAW!!!
    ♥M

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    1. Dear Zuster...yes, these wonderful days have not only helped to strengthen my knee....but also my Soul. Animals CAN treach us so much....

      Love,

      ♥ Robin ♥

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  2. OHMIGOSH, I adore that ♥ rock!
    I want one!
    A beautiful stroll, very artsy photos. Especially love the one with the two towers peeking through the fog.

    Those are'adopted' felines you feed?
    Bless you for doing that! We used to have a place near where we lived that over a hundred cats lived. I felt blessed to be able to help feed.
    Great post!

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    1. Hi Babs! That ♥ Rock is pretty cool....right in the middle of *nowhere*! I'm glad you enjoyed my walks...these last two were really fun!

      My neighbour and I have looked after these Furry Guys for over 10 years...Mr. Orange, Smoke and Sterling (the grey kitties) are all brothers... Charlie (the striped one) and Midnight came after. We have had them all spade and they still stay together for the most part. We had their Mum, Puchinella, for 10 years too..but we haven't seen her in many months...so fear she has passed. I feel good to have helped give these Furballs a pretty good life...

      Love,

      ♥ Robin ♥

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  3. Love it Robin!
    Absolutely beautiful post, and that photo of the sweeping fog~~WOW! Ought to submit that to your local National Weather Service website; they usually collect interesting weather photos. (yes, I have some in our gallery...geek!)
    I would give anything to share that scenery with you on a SLOW walk! :-)

    XXOO~~
    Anne

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    1. Ah, Anne...LIFE is so STRANGE...one never knows...we may walk here together one day!

      My *Geekish Friend*...I have a little of that in me as well!!! A-ha-ha!

      Love,

      ♥ Robin ♥

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  4. such a lovely tour of beautiful SF. Full of wild life and greenery and secret gardens. Love the last shot of the hungry crew. All in all a wonderful trip.

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    1. Suki....I ALWAYS think of you whenever I am out and about exploring. One day, YOU may come to visit!

      Love,

      ♥ Robin ♥

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  5. Your photos never disappoint. It was a lovely walk. I think the Golden Gate Bridge is famous for the towers sticking out of the fog. A great shop. Loved the heart in the rock, The house finch singing and..Well I forget now but there was more to comment on. oh the furry critters. Cute they wait for you. :) HAW

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    1. Thank you for those sweet words Cris! My photos ARE my Art...

      So happy you noticed the Finch! What a glorious voice came out of his tiny body!

      Yes....my Furry Boys KNOW when it's time for dinner!!!

      Love,

      ♥ Robin ♥

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  6. I am soooo happy you take us on your walks. So much to see and enjoy. Love your private park and those foggy shots are awesome!!!! And the lithe hummingbirds. So fun Robin.

    Hugs

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    1. Hi there, *Traveller Teri*! I'm so pleased you enjoy my walks...since I tore my ligament, being able to increase the length of my walks has really helped strengthen my leg....and, it is great to live in such a walking-friendly city.

      Love,

      ♥ Robin ♥

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  7. Oh, darling this was so lovely.

    I thought of you several times today, we were outside planting some rare mint from the 1700s that it was thought to have disappeared - keep your fingers crossed, it was obtained through the USDA Germplasm Repository, the same people who gave us the strawberries that are everyone thought were gone for good but that we are trying to re-introduce - when B.Loved called me and on the top of his glove was a wonderful bee, with just one wing. It was astounding to see that hard working, beautiful creature flying with one wing! Then, up front we confirmed that the mama bird who is sitting on the ledge of the porch, under the security camera is there because it is warm, protected and... nesting! I am in heaven of course.

    So naturally I thought of you. Much love from all of us, please come up soon, by the end of May the garden will be glorious.

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    1. Allegra... a comment from you IS Spring personified! Fingers AND Toes crossed for the Mint!!!!

      B. Loved and the one-winged Bee...how beautiful. (And inspirational.) As my friend Marianne said - we can learn so much about LIFE from animals!

      How blessed to have a nesting Bird!!! Babies!!!!

      I am off to the de Young on Sunday...and will have a *Mallard Update*!!!!

      Love to all,

      ♥ Robin ♥

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  8. You know I love going on these 'walks" with you. The secret garden reminds me of the little bridge area at Blithwold :)

    It's been nice the past two days here, yet chilly. We fonally had some rain. The yard is very happy!

    I love the shot of the kids waiting for dinner. They all look good!

    HAW on Thursday!

    xo
    Lo♥

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  9. Dear Lo....YES, YES...the *Secret Garden* DOES remind me of that part of Blithwold too.....(that day we were there was one of the HAPPIEST in my Life).....I long to return there agin!

    I'm so happy you had some rain.... the trees, the birds - everyone needs it!

    The Fur-kids (knock on wood) are all doing well...

    I miss you.

    Love,

    ♥ LS ♥

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  10. magical forests are my favorite.......and red foxes and magical forests make for a very special combination. will hope you see him again soon!

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