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Jack At The Window

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by Bryan Costales external link

As Jack aged, he became plump in the middle. He sat on the carpet and stared out the back door.

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Awake

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by Bryan Costales external link

David stood alone in his kitchen on another sunny June morning in Bay Point California. While sipping his coffee, he practiced social distancing, four years before it would become mandatory.

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Trash Circles

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by Bryan Costales external link

A discarded black round object had tiny brass grommets lining its inside perimeter. An abandoned circular lid rested almost exactly in the center of the black circle. The rest of the sidewalk was decorated with Ramen noodles.

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Bayside End

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by Bryan Costales external link

A view of the bayside end of Pier 45 as viewed from a Nature Cruise just heading out for an afternoon nature tour of San Francisco Bay. The end of the pier forms an angle because the pier is attached to the shore at the same angle (thus forming a parallelogram).

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A Yurt

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by Bryan Costales external link

Westley stood at the entrance to the Welcome Center for Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park. The Welcome Center was housed inside a yurt. The door was blocked open, which exposed the "Closed" face of the Open/Closed sign. A wheelbarrow was filled with firewood for delivery to new arrivals at each designated camping spot.

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Moss

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by Bryan Costales external link

Moss covered a branch in the elbow of a tree. The effect resembled a poodle about to bark.

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Hagrid Visited

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by Terry Costales internal link

A dog named Hagrid visited a condo on Main Street in San Francisco. He lounged on a dog pad set on a raised lamp platform, and next to a tropical plant. The Southbeach neighborhood and the San Francisco end of the Bay Bridge were visible through the window.

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The Park

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by Terry Costales internal link

Corona Heights is a hill and a park. Viewed from Tank Hill, the San Francisco skyline is visible just beyond the Corona Heights hill. In the foreground, houses rise near the foot of the hill. Those houses are in the Corona Heights neighborhood.

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Logs Viewed End On

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by Bryan Costales external link

The top layer of logs were only partly burned. Viewed end on, the flames rose through the gap between them. The campfire provided a handy place to warm one's chilled hands mid morning at camp.

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Its History

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by Bryan Costales external link

The history of the Tilden Regional Park Merry-Go-Round was printed on a sign that hung inside the enclosure. The Merry-Go-Round began its history in 1911 and was built by Herschell Spillman Company. It spent most of its life in southern California, and ended up in Tilden Regional Park in northern California.

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Dramatic

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by Bryan Costales external link

His dramatic hair flared green and was so high it exceeded the height of the photo frame.

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California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus)

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by Terry Costales

Close up of a male sea lion. According to Wiki, "Zalophus californianus" means "Californian big-head" because a male grows a crest of bone on top of his head that causes a bulging forehead.

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Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus)

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by Terry Costales

This photo shows a sea lion swimming in the late afternoon sunlight beneath the wharf in Santa Cruz. Lovely light on a lovely animal.

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California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus)

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by Terry Costales

To our left as we exited the harbor and entered the slough, we saw an old pier covered with sea lions. We slowly motored past them. It was quite satisfying to be at their level and so close to them. I feel like I ended up with a family portrait instead of a wildlife photo.

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Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus)

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by Terry Costales

Sea Lions swam in and out of sunlight and shade beneath the wharf in Santa Cruz.

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California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus)

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by Terry Costales

Portrait of a large male sea lion sleepily surveying his domain.

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California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus)

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by Terry Costales

More of the endless variation of facial expressions you can always find in sea lions.

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California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus)

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by Terry Costales

A female sea lion tried to appear very demure.

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California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus)

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by Terry Costales

A very young sea lion was sleepily curious about his observers.

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Capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris)

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by Terry Costales

A capybara peeking coyly from behind its giant palm frond.

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California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus)

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by Terry Costales

A very large male sea lion with a much smaller female.

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California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus)

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by Terry Costales

King of the mountain and he knows it.

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Harbor Seal (Phoca vitulina)

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by Terry Costales

Bette Davis eyes? Bedroom eyes? Puppy dog eyes? They've got nothing on harbor seal eyes! The little slit behind the eye is the ear which is an easy way to distinguish it from a sea lion with its little external ear.

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Macaws

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by Terry Costales

Two Macaws preening one another. A very intimate, gentle moment in a birds' life.

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Leopard Tortoise (Geochelone pardalis)

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by Terry Costales

A very large, old Leopard Tortoise sunned itself that afternoon.

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