Danbo tiptoeing through the tulips

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These tulips are in my neighbors front yard. She always has a lovely crop each Spring. I wish I had a green thumb. Or at least remembered to plant new bulbs in the fall!

NIkon D700| Nikkor 85mm AF-D| Hand-held

American Goldfinch-Female

Says Phoebe, originally uploaded by dmzajac2004-.

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This is a flittly little bird…though quite common here in Northern California.

I got this ID wrong. Thank you Shari, and Rainey for the correction!

Nikon D300s| Nikkor 80-400mm @ 400mm| 1/500 sec| f/8| ISO 320| Aperture Priority| Hand-held

Cupid’s Span and San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge

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Cupid’s Span with the Bay Bridge adorned with the new lights in the background.

"Situated on the crest of Rincon Park’s northern knoll, Cupid’s Span is a depiction of a bow and arrow. Composed of fiberglass and steel, the sculpture stands approximately 60 feet tall and is 130-140 feet wide. The sculpture has an open design to provide a frame for the surrounding landscape.

Cupid’s Span adds to Oldenburg and van Bruggen’s long list of famous large-scale civic sculptures, which include "Spoonbridge and Cherry" in Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, "Saw, Sawing" in Tokyo, Japan, and "Needlethread" in Milan.

The sculpture was commissioned by Donald and Doris Fisher, founders of Gap Inc., who donated it to the City of San Francisco."~ BayCrossings

Nikon D700/ Nikkor 17-35mm