Friday 30 September 2016
Three Harbor Seals, a posting in the 2016 Animalblog by Terry Costales

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We found a small stream where the salmon had gathered for their spawning run. I saw many, many salmon on that trip: Leaping in coves; swimming upstream; and jumping up a fish ladder. A Harbor Seal, not keeping dry exactly, but staying out of the water; more or less. A Stellar's Jay perched on the lip of a bowl of reindeer food and chowed down. This immature Bald Eagle seemed to enjoy the afternoon sun on his high perch. The tree was next to the road on the way to the ferry terminal. Viewed from the boat trip, three Harbor Seals lounged on partially submerged rocks. View all

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Friday 30 September 2016
Sunrise Deli As Food And Drink In The 2016 (17th Annual) How Weird Street Faire

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The front of the truck said, "For Catering & Private Parties Email Catering@SunriseDeli.net," and, "Sunrise Deli, 2115 Irving Street, San Francisco, CA 94122 (415) 664-8210." A small crowd of attendees gathered to order food from the Sunrise Deli food truck. Note, in the foreground, a tall table at which folks could stand and eat. View all

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Thursday 29 September 2016
The Stampede San Francisco Animal Role-Players In The 2016 San Francisco Pride Parade

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A man in the role of a pony, pulled a large wagon with a heavyset man and a woman who waved, as passengers. The banner read, "The Stampede, San Francisco Animal Role-Players." It was carried by two women each wearing an animal headpiece. Another wagon was pulled by two women. One wore an actual (but fake) pony head. The other wore a leather pony head. Both pulled a wooden wagon that held two stout women. A third person walked alongside the wagon and carried a parasol. View all

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Wednesday 28 September 2016
Bald Eagle On Channel Marker, a posting in the 2016 Animalblog by Terry Costales

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A Bald Eagle was perched on a channel marker near Ketchikan, Alaska. A Harbor Seal, not keeping dry exactly, but staying out of the water; more or less. A stare from a Bald Eagle is something to be remembered. This Bald Eagle was one of two rescued and rehabilitated. After we visited the fish hatchery on the Eagle Creek estuary, we went over to the Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary. This Bald Eagle was one of two rescued and rehabilitated eagles we saw there. We found a small stream where the salmon had gathered for their spawning run. I saw many, many salmon on that trip: Leaping in coves; swimming upstream; and jumping up a fish ladder. View all

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Wednesday 28 September 2016
Thomas Edison Academy In The 2016 38th Annual San Francisco Carnaval Parade

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One person wore a costume different from the others. It was not clear from context what the difference meant. The banner for Thomas Edison Academy read, "TECA Thomas Edison Charter Academy, K-8 Public Charter School." That banner was immediately followed by dancers. View all

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Tuesday 27 September 2016
AG Alley In The 2016 Oregon Country Fair, Veneta, Oregon

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AG (AGriculture) Alley was a popular area to explore. Here folks discussed gardening needs with folks working booths. A booth labeled, "Revolution Gardens," and "Homestead The 21st Century." A table with free pamphlets and ads for solutions was set up just past the stacked signs. View all

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Monday 26 September 2016
P A Letter of the Alphabet As Found Art

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A flamingo, in the flamingo area of the Wildlife Safari, had curved its head around to preen the feathers of its neck. The result was a very natural letter P. The shadow of a traffic control light was cast on the sidewalk just behind a parked car. By lopping off the top of the pole with the image frame, the letter P was revealed. Moss can grow on trees and vines and roots. Here moss grew on branches and one of those branches formed the letter P. View all

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Sunday 25 September 2016
Giraffe (Giraffa) An African Animal In Wildlife Safari Winston, Oregon

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A giraffe leaned over and munched on low greenery beside the road. Here, we got a glimpse of the giraffe's head from below. The odd (but cute) face of a giraffe as it looked directly at the camera. A giraffe passing a tree, paused and held its head in almost perfect alignment with the tree trunk. A giraffe paused by a tree trunk and looked around. This was an older giraffe, its face beginning to wrinkle. A young giraffe paused beside the road and leaned over to munch on green leaves. The face of a young giraffe as it walked past our car. A car was traveling one direction while a giraffe was traveling in the opposite direction. View all

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Saturday 24 September 2016
Dan's Original Burgers As Food In The 2016 Oregon Country Fair, Veneta, Oregon

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A smaller sign behind the counter read, "No Shirt, No Shoes, No Tofu." One sign read, "Dan's Special Original Burger and Country Fried potatoes $9.00 or $9.50 w/ cheese." Another sign read, "The Fair Breakfast. Three scrambled eggs, fresh salsa, & country fried potatoes $7.00 add Cheddar Cheese $1.00." View all

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Friday 23 September 2016
The Parade Generally The 2016 38th Annual San Francisco Carnaval Parade

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All of 24th Street was devoid of parked cars. Barriers had been erected. And folks gathered early to get a good vantage point for watching the parade. A vendor who walked the route before the parade started, sold noise makers and other souvenirs to the gathering crowd. A video which highlights scenes from the parade, from its beginning with Low Riders to its end with a great drum corps. View all

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Thursday 22 September 2016
Zebra An African Animal In Wildlife Safari Winston, Oregon

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Two zebra grazed in the dry grass of late summer. A lone zebra stood in the half dry, half green grass of late summer. Two zebra stood next to each other but gazed in the opposite directions. As this Zebra grazed in the dry grass of later summer, it swished its tail to drive away bothersome flies. A zebra stood and looked directly at the camera. The closeup illustrated its dramatic eyelashes. Two zebra stood in the half dry, half green grass of late summer. One grazed while another stood watch. View all

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Wednesday 21 September 2016
Harbor Seal On Rock, a posting in the 2016 Animalblog by Terry Costales

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This is the underside of the caterpillar posted yesterday. In this shot you can see how tiny it really was. After we visited the fish hatchery on the Eagle Creek estuary, we went over to the Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary. This Bald Eagle was one of two rescued and rehabilitated eagles we saw there. A Harbor Seal, not keeping dry exactly, but staying out of the water; more or less. This immature Bald Eagle seemed to enjoy the afternoon sun on his high perch. The tree was next to the road on the way to the ferry terminal. Viewed from the boat trip, three Harbor Seals lounged on partially submerged rocks. View all

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Wednesday 21 September 2016
Couples At The (17th Annual) 2016 How Weird Street Faire

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A woman with a clown nose (green shirt and matching sunglasses) entertained her companion. A crown lent the feel of majesty to this hug. A man wearing a, "Loose Lips Sink Ships" attended the fair with a woman wearing red mirrored sunglasses. A steampunk couple gazed into each other's eyes. View all

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Tuesday 20 September 2016
Pigeon Guillemots In Flight, a posting in the 2016 Animalblog by Terry Costales

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Two Pigeon Guillemots took flight. A Harbor Seal, not keeping dry exactly, but staying out of the water; more or less. A Bald Eagle was perched on a channel marker near Ketchikan, Alaska. A stare from a Bald Eagle is something to be remembered. This Bald Eagle was one of two rescued and rehabilitated. After we visited the fish hatchery on the Eagle Creek estuary, we went over to the Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary. This Bald Eagle was one of two rescued and rehabilitated eagles we saw there. A Stellar's Jay perched on the lip of a bowl of reindeer food and chowed down. View all

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