My last evening in San Francisco a group of us looked for a place to eat near our hotel. I found this little mom-and-pop shop on Google Maps and it had really great reviews, so we walked there. It was very tiny and they were a little freaked out when our group of nine walked in, but they handled it well. The food was fantastic and the prices were very reasonable (and I got my sushi fix!)
However, many of us in the group were chemists and we all immediately had the same thought about this logo design – “that looks like hazard warnings!”
The deep purple color of this flower was so intense it was almost difficult to look at.
There were some incredible succulent plantings near my hotel by the San Francisco airport.
This one reminded me of Little Shop of Horrors:
There were many lovely large plantings of lantana around the area where my hotel was. Where I live we need to keep it in pots to overwinter inside or treat it as an annual. Such a gorgeous flower.
My hotel near the San Francisco airport was in Burlingame. The city of Burlingame has created a shorebird sanctuary and it was along this trail I was walking in the early morning. I got to see a wide variety of waterfowl and got only a few decent photos.
I also took a short video when I remembered my phone also does that:
When I’m traveling, I do a lot of walking in airports. Some are great for walking – being built with a circle involved like the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport, for example. Others you have to walk back and forth through the terminal, perhaps with side trips to loop the gate areas. I can get several miles in depending on the length of layover. This past trip I was doing my walking in the Salt Lake City airport before my next flight. This giant teddy bear is near a chocolate shop and they keep re-decorating him. Looks like this time he’s going on vacation!
I’ve been on a business trip in San Francisco, and my hotel is near the airport on the Bay. So I’ve enjoyed early morning walks before meetings, and this was my view…
This fountain is on campus at work, and one morning I caught a nice rainbow in it! Not bad for a phone-camera-photo.
Can anyone tell me what kind of motorcycle this is?
I was walking on campus at work and saw a crowd of people looking in a tree. I wondered if they spotted a hawk, which we sometimes have around. But when I got closer I realized it was a tiny kitten. I am happy to report the kitten was successfully rescued and was immediately taken in by a co-worker who has experience with feral kittens. We have no idea how it got there but suspect someone dumped kittens in the hopes they’d be adopted. That’s a ridiculous thing to do.
No, I don’t expect you can see the kitten in this picture.
zoomed in, you can just make out the poor kid.