Rainy Valentine’s Day Photowalk At Fisherman’s Wharf

Come see our rainy valentine’s Day Walk.

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Would you like to see what we did on Valentine’s Day? We took a walk around Fisherman’s Wharf , again. It’s becoming quite a thing for us. Won’t you join us?

It was raining, so I had to be careful with my Nikon. But I do enjoy watching flowers get a bath. The city was washed clean and the colors were a nice contrast to the grey stormy skies. See the entire collection here.

Caught In The Hail On Clement Street

We got caught in the rain!

We got caught in the hail storm on our way to Clement Street for coffee. I didn’t have my Nikon so I had to make do with my iphone. Now that I broke my last iPhone using it in the rain, I have to be more careful. This is an iPhone 5 I believe. The sun came out on the way back home, just in time to catch some new blooms. But there were still signs of “weather” in the garden when we got home.

Does Anyone Else Have Spring Fever?

Does anyone else have spring fever?

I’m dreaming of spring, St. Patrick’s Day, the vernal equinox, spring break, travel plans, spring gardens, spring harvests, all around warmth…

This will have to do for now. Keep it green, my friends!

See sour a grass image used in Lynda Anne’s designer brand.

Show And Tell Time

If you ever wondered, this is what I do with the pictures I take.

Thank you all for looking at my post February Photo Walk Aquatic Park to Hyde St Pier to Pier 39 And Back If you didn’t get to see it yet, here it is.

If you ever wondered, this is what I do with the pictures I take. I design beautiful items for you, your loved ones, and your home. Here are a few things I made with one of the flowers from the photowalk above.

View the entire line of Yellow Cosmos Products including fashion, home, and lifestyle products here.

And now, without further ado . . .

THE NEW SPRING TULIP GARDEN LINE!

Including shower curtains, bath mats, mid century modern furniture, lifestyle items, stationary and more!

SEE ALL THE NEW TULIP GARDEN ITEMS HERE  

Thank you for looking and sharing with your friends. This is just one way to earn an artful living. How are you making it happen? Let’s exchange support and ideas! Thanks again!

February Photo Walk Aquatic Park to Hyde St Pier to Pier 39 And Back

We parked at Aquatic Park, and I walked to Pier 39 and back while my loved provided beautiful busking saxophone melodies for me.

A long title for a long walk. Won’t you come join us? We parked at Aquatic Park, and I walked to Pier 39 and back while my loved provided beautiful busking saxophone melodies for me. Since my walk took me too far from him, a few other buskers had to help serenade me as well.

I may have gotten carried away with the photos on this photo walk. Is that possible? It took forever to process these, but I finally finished. There were so many that I broke them down into categories, by interest, for you.

Here are the street scene shots, for the people lovers, tourist, and street photographers. See the whole collection here.

Here are the sea lions shots from Pier 39. Yea, I got carried away. Are you obsessed with furry adorable marine life too? This collection is for you. See them all here.

Of course I found flowers. Flowers must be my spirit guides. I get utterly lost in them. So, naturally there are more flowers than just about anything. So flowers float your boat too? Here’s the collection for you.

What’s that you say? You’re a brave soul with a few minutes to spare and you want to see the whole collection? Well bless your heart! Here it is!

A Special Treat At Palace of Fine Art

Wait for it…See a magical busking experience!

On my last photo walk I came across a wonderful sight. Watch this video of a fantastic busker (which my video did not do justice to) to see something magical. Wait for it.

Wait for it……
Wasn’t that wonderful?

No seeds; just the music.

Snowy Egret Gone Fishing

While at Aquatic Park, on a photo walk, the other day I met this little Snowy Egret. Little Snow looks like a youngster yet. I had a blast following Little Snow down the beach and back watching the mad fishing skills. This was a good lesson in quick shots, as this busy fisherbird did not stand still long.

See the entire gallery here.

Exploring Hyde Street Pier

Wildlife, buskers, trollies, and even some mayhem! Come explore Hyde Street Pier with me!

Today I want to invite you to share an exploration of Hyde Street Pier. Rain or shine this is a colorful journey. Come see.

But wait there’s more! Wildlife, buskers, trollies, and even some mayhem!

Explore the entire gallery here

Buskers And The Grant Avenue Music Scene

Perhaps the best kept secret of the City, a tiny New Orleans vibe on the West Coast: Grant Avenue.

In the heart of San Francisco, between Maiden Lane and The Chinatown Gate hides a thriving sweet little neighborhood. Perhaps the best kept secret of the City, a tiny New Orleans vibe on the West Coast:  Grant Avenue.  Come to Post Street and Grant Avenue, where artisans of every form converge to offer fine dining, art galleries, iconic fashion boutiques. . . and more. 
Strolling through the neighborhood you’ll find interesting people, beautiful eclectic architecture, historical landmarks, Kiosk Museums and all the best shopping.


…As the shops begin to close and the restaurants prepare for their dinner rush, the streets come alive with another art – music!  Jazz, blues, classics, old and new fill the night air as locals and travelers alike come out to enjoy the festive vibes and beautiful night displays.  Brings cash to tip the musicians, as it is customary, especially if you’d like to film or photograph them.  Tip them, thank them and show appreciation, of course, but try not to distract them from providing music for everyone.  

Above Saxophonist: James Gleason Find him on facebook:  www.facebook.com/james.gleason.14  (jamesgleasonlive) Hear him play here. Scroll down; videos are at the bottom of the gallery.


Strolling from dinner to the pub or  back to the hotel is so beautiful, there is no need for a Lyft.  Of course they are easy to find, and a parking garage is conveniently on the same block too.


Grant Avenue is a special treat for those who love the character of a quaint village, the fashion of New York, and the soul of New Orleans.  

Next time you’re in San Francisco, will I see you on Grant Ave?  

See the entire gallery and watch some videos of the music here

A Walk To Clement Street

We’re going up to Clement Street, do you want to come? We’ll come back through Mountain Lake Park. The early bloomers are already showing up on the trees. Let’s go see what we find.

We’re going up to Clement Street, do you want to come? We’ll come back through Mountain Lake Park. The early bloomers are already showing up on the trees. Let’s go see what we find.

Here are a few pictures of our walk. Click on the gallery to see the full sized images.

See all the images from our walk to Clement Street here. Thanks for looking!

Pelicans At Municipal Pier Aquatic Park

Do you need a staycation like yesterday? Here’s my favorite getaway in a day: Municipal Pier. The fishing is free of charge and requires no fishing license. The views are amazing, and the wildlife always shows up. You can pretty much guarantee to see seals, seagulls, ducks, crabs getting hauled up, fish on the lines, and my personal favorite: pelicans!

Here are a few shots from my Pelican Collection

See my Entire Pelican Collection Taken From Municipal Pier Here

Bring your favorite sketchbook, a camera, lunch, a fishing pole, warm clothes, and a chair. Seriously. Don’t forget a hat and a jacket, even on a sunny day, because the wind blows and it is always chilly out on that pier! But it’s so worth it. As you head out onto the pier you will feel the city fade away. Within minutes you are in a marine wonderland. Stay as long as you’d like. =)

The Gregangelo Museum

I recently had the pleasure of visiting The Gregangelo Museum in San Francisco’s Balboa Terrace District. I cannot express the beauty . . .

I recently had the pleasure of visiting The Gregangelo Museum in San Francisco’s Balboa Terrace District. I cannot express the beauty and impeccable attention to detail in every inch of this fantasy functional art on a the grandest of scales. Magical, magnificent, mind blowing…

Here’s a peek to see for yourself.

Majestic. Am I right? And that was just the front porch! I’m not going to spoil it for you. You have to see it for yourself. But I promise anyone experiencing this will leave in wonder, inspired and mystified. I should think this palace of mystery and beauty, with its artistic use of tiles, fabric, paint, and even roofing, will soon be a must on every design school syllabus. It’s a craftsman’s paradise. Seriously, even the roof is beautiful.

Find out how to book a Gregangelo Museum Tour here.

A Lovely Sunday Afternoon Walk To The Park

Come join us for a stroll over to Mountain Lake Park. Let’s go see what’s blooming, who is swimming, and if any new ducks have been born yet…

Explore all the flowers, the critters, and the mystery nest here.

What’s the mystery nest? I don’t know. Do you? Let us know, if you know, who lives in the nest hanging in the olive tree. Go check it out. Hit the link above.

Super Blood Wolf Moon Part Deux

I finally finished editing the photos of last week’s Super Blood Wolf Moon.

I finally finished editing the photos of last week’s Super Blood Wolf Moon. It was rainy in San Francisco on the 20th of January, and it didn’t take long for the clouds to bury my fun. I didn’t actually get to see the whole eclipse. I was able to capture a few shots and had fun trying. I used with my Nikon D5300 and photographed from the steps of St. John’s Presbyterian Church. Here’s my favorite picture in color and black and white. See the entire collection here. 


Super Blood Wolf Moon

I don’t have the best camera for astronomy photography, that’s more my older brother’s thing. But I still wanted to capture its beauty so here’s what I managed to get.

Tonight is the first night of the last total lunar eclipse until spring 2021. With such an alluring name, Super Blood Wolf Moon, who could resist getting out there with the camera?

Jacob Siegal describes the naming of the moon

The eclipse is being referred to a variety of names, but the most ridiculous (and therefore best) has to be Super Blood Wolf Moon. “Super” refers to the fact that the Moon will be closest to the Earth in its orbit when the total eclipse takes place, “blood” is a reference to the reddish hue the Moon will take on during the eclipse, and “wolf” is taken from the Old Farmer’s Almanac, as full moons in January are apparently known as Full Wolf Moons.

https://bgr.com/2019/01/20/total-lunar-eclipse-2019-how-to-watch-super-blood-wolf-moon/

I don’t have the best camera for astronomy photography, that’s more my older brother’s thing. But I still wanted to capture its beauty so here’s what I managed to get.

If you missed it tonight, don’t fret. There’s always tomorrow night. Share your captures with me and the gang on The Lynda Anne Artful Living facebook group.

You Gotta Believe In Something

Why not believe in you? 😉

I just wanted to share with you a groovey video I just heard and adore. It’s called You Gotta Believe by Nina Paley. Enjoy~

Broken Dreams And What It Takes To Survive In The Mojave Desert

While exploring I came upon more than a few sad and abandoned dreams in one form or another.

My last camping adventure before returning to San Francisco for the summer took me to the Mojave Desert in June.  Temperatures reached about 105 degrees.   I spent the days exploring in my car so I could run the ac and cool off a bit between stops.

As you can see by my camp site, shade is non existent.

 

While exploring I came upon more than a few sad and abandoned dreams in one form or another.

 

Which left me wondering how does one survive in the Mojave Desert?  Of course, nature has done a much better job.

 

But humans aren’t inclined to give up.  And even though small things seems to thrive in California’s Mojave Desert, big things seem to be sprouting about 5 miles from the camp site.

 

What do you think they are planning to grow? Bigger question is where do you think the water will come from?  Is this another broken dream in the making, or is Mojave Desert heading for big changes?  Time will tell.

 

A Visit To Letterman Digital Arts Center Recycled Water Pond

There are paved paths for exploring and benches for contemplating all around the scenic Letterman Digital Arts Center Recycled Water Pond.

Come enjoy amazing views in this peaceful oasis located at the Lyons Street entrance of The Presidio in San Francisco, California.  There are paved paths for exploring and benches for contemplating all around the scenic Letterman Digital Arts Center Recycled Water Pond.  Bring your camera and a jacket.   There’s a Starbucks just up the path for snacks, coffee and a potty stop.

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What’s Blooming In The Garden

Here’s what’s blooming in the garden this month.

Our garden is cultivated by my brother in law who is also my neighbor.  This year he added more wildflowers to the garden.  He does a wonderful job, doesn’t he?

Here’s what’s blooming in the garden this month.  Click on the images to see them full sized.