Monthly Archives: July 2012

San Francisco’s Art Deco

26 July 2012 Lens: I. Medical-Dental Building, 450 Sutter Street, San Francisco (1929) 2. Entrance, 450 Sutter Street, San Francisco, Nikon DSLR, June 2012; © Sally W. Donatello and Lens and Pens by Sally, 2012 II. Coit Tower at the … Continue reading

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WordPress’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

22 July 2012 Lens: Let me know which image is your favorite. Pens: Inside is the theme of WordPress’s Weekly Photo Challenge. Last week I was following my resident hummingbirds’ daily journey through my garden. Since it’s mid summer, they … Continue reading

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Reflections: Thanks for the “One Lovely Blog” Award

20 July 2012 Lens: Pens: On my walk each morning I stop and stare at the same creek from two vantage points: on either side of the street that hides its presence. Of course, each view is always new, because … Continue reading

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Andy Goldsworthy and San Francisco

16 July 2012 Lens: I. “Wood Line” (2011) at the Presidio II. “Spire” (2008) at the Presidio III. “Drawn Stone” (2005) at the de Young Museum Let me know which is your favorite. Pens: One of my favorite contemporary artists … Continue reading

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WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge: Dreaming (with the Mamas and the Papas)

13 July 2012 Lens: Let me know what you think about this photograph. Pens: WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge asks participants to focus on dreaming. Immediately, I thought about a simple image that is layered in meaning about life’s dreamy moments … Continue reading

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San Francisco, Part Two: de Young Museum and Japanese Tea Garden

11 July 2012 Lens: I. de Young Museum II. Japanese Tea Garden Pens: Regardless of the destination my travels are not complete without a visit to two places: a garden and an art museum. Each adds substantial enrichment to my … Continue reading

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WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge: Movement

07 July 2012 Lens: Pens: WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge: Movement had me sifting through my photographs. I selected this one from a high school track meet. The runners are just beginning, and one of the referees just holstered his starting … Continue reading

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San Francisco: The Golden City, Part One

05 July 2012 Lens: I. Golden Gate Bridge: 2012 Celebrates its Seventy-Five-Year Birthday II. deYoung Museum, Golden Gate Park (additional photographs in next post) Pens: Re-entry has been slow and methodical, almost a snail’s pace. My grandchildren joined me for … Continue reading

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