Saturday, November 28, 2015

Wonders of the North Bay

A  L  O  H  A !
 Vallejo across San Pablo Bay

“What do you do there, 
moon, in the sky? 
Tell me what you 
do, silent moon. 
When evening comes you 
rise and go contemplating 
wastelands; then you set.” 
                                Giacomo Leopardi
















 Alcatrace (Pelican) Impersonates Pterodactyl

"A wonderful bird is the pelican, 
His bill will hold more 
than his belican, 
He can take in his beak 
Enough food for a week
 But I'm damned if I see 
how the helican!"
                        Dixon Lanier Merritt (1910)
















Look!

She's DOING it!
















Especially Click on This One to Enlarge


"The rollin' hills seem 
to do something for you
It seems they're meant to be 
looked on by you
And when the sunshine 
is doing it's thing
Then you know that 
all you see is true
Every day every night the 
same old groovy feelin'
People that live a lot
 love a lot
And everything there 
is so good 

Look at California
Look at California"

                    (Frankie Beverly &) Maze



Linking to
Saturday Critters





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Thank You!
           Fondly, cloudia

13 comments:

Nancy Chan said...

Aloha, Cloudia. The pelican is a very amazing bird! Have a happy weekend!

Elephant's Child said...

I adore pelicans. Yours are different to ours - but both are definitely prehistoric looking.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Tres joli ode to la Luna :) there's nothing as odd as a pelican! Lovely rolling hills, California is pretty cool :)

Teresa said...

I love the lights across the bay and the pelican, complete with limerick. The hills of California are quite different from Diamond Head, aren't they?

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

At first I aw North Bay, and then realized it was't Ontario's NB, since they have snow!!!
aloha!

Charles Gramlich said...

The moon dreams of days to come

GreenComotion said...

The moon is also a part of you and I and vice-versa.
Beautiful images, Cloudia!
Have a Happy Day!!
Peace :)

eileeninmd said...

Hello Cloudia, pretty sky shots and beautiful view of the California hills. I love the Pelicans, they and their bills are amazing. Great post! Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

Filip Demuinck said...

Love the flying pelican.

Greetings,
Filip

Cloudia said...

Thanks Friends!

William Kendall said...

The pelican stands out in particular. I've never seen one in the wild.

Linda said...

Neat pictures! I thought the limerick was by Ogden Nash but I just checked and I was wrong.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Cool pelican and poem to match!
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