"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."

Saturday, August 31, 2013

End of August *Hodgepodge*

Today is the last day of August.  I can't say I am sorry to see her depart....it has been a long, cold, grey month...(except for my time in the Valley of the Moon)!

There were some lovely days though..and even a few nights last week, where Mr. Fog did NOT creep in and I saw La Bella Luna.  I have hopes that September will bring some Golden Sunshine to San Franciscans!

Autumnal Afternoon Light......

The leaves beginning to  gently change....


Two Stellar Jays in a *tiff* because the one in the foreground *stole* the one in the background's peanut!  Look at his *Punkish Topknot*....he is not amused!

Mr. Bee imbibes....

I met this *Ferocious Beast* near Stow Lake.... 5 weeks old!

Look a the little *Footsie* peeking out behind the rock on the left!

The August Full Blue Moon.....minus one..

The night of the actual Full Moon, we were fogged in...but on the second night - Voila!

A few hours later, the clouds rolled in....

 And.....of course, the Swans!

Blanche and Blue Boy - proud parents

Cygnet Nap Time
The *Little* Grey one....three months old now....

The *Preemie*  still just a tad smaller than his brother...

So happy to turn the calendar page tomorrow!


♥ Robin ♥


  1. Love your hodgepodge of nature.

  2. wonderful photos and your new voki is great. hope you have a wonderful trip and that the sun shines in NY

  3. Always such a lovely stroll here Robin.
    Super enjoyed the Stellar Jays too.

  4. I was HOT when in SF recently - actually HOT!!!

  5. I've enjoyed these photos thoroughly. The dalias remind me always of my father. And those cozy turtles :-)


  6. Hello Twin - I miss you! How are rehearsals going?

    p.s. I love your visit in the last post - how can anyone resist a journey to the valley of the moon?!

  7. "long, cold, and grey," who would have thunk it? I hope you're liking October better.