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  • Every spring, the San Francisco Botanical Garden has the Magnificent Magnolias event. The gardens have over 100 Magnolias which all bloom once a year. In 2014, the blooms came very early due to unusually warm weather. Pretty much the middle of winter: January and February. The SF Botanical Garden is 55 acres of calm in the heart of Golden Gate Park. It has over 8,000 species of plants and is one of the most diverse gardens in the world. It is definitely worth a tour as a visitor, or especially as a city resident (entry is free for residents). www.sfbotanicalgarden.org Comments and critiques are welcome. Contact biker1337@yahoo.com to use this image.

  • Every spring, the San Francisco Botanical Garden has the Magnificent Magnolias event. The gardens have over 100 Magnolias which all bloom once a year. In 2014, the blooms came very early due to unusually warm weather. Pretty much the middle of winter: January and February. The SF Botanical Garden is 55 acres of calm in the heart of Golden Gate Park. It has over 8,000 species of plants and is one of the most diverse gardens in the world. It is definitely worth a tour as a visitor, or especially as a city resident (entry is free for residents). www.sfbotanicalgarden.org Comments and critiques are welcome. Contact biker1337@yahoo.com to use this image.

  • Every spring, the San Francisco Botanical Garden has the Magnificent Magnolias event. The gardens have over 100 Magnolias which all bloom once a year. In 2014, the blooms came very early due to unusually warm weather. Pretty much the middle of winter: January and February. The SF Botanical Garden is 55 acres of calm in the heart of Golden Gate Park. It has over 8,000 species of plants and is one of the most diverse gardens in the world. It is definitely worth a tour as a visitor, or especially as a city resident (entry is free for residents). www.sfbotanicalgarden.org Comments and critiques are welcome. Contact biker1337@yahoo.com to use this image.

  • Busting Out

    Every spring, the San Francisco Botanical Garden has the Magnificent Magnolias event. The gardens have over 100 Magnolias which all bloom once a year. In 2014, the blooms came very early due to unusually warm weather. Pretty much the middle of winter: January and February. The SF Botanical Garden is 55 acres of calm in the heart of Golden Gate Park. It has over 8,000 species of plants and is one of the most diverse gardens in the world. It is definitely worth a tour as a visitor, or especially as a city resident (entry is free for residents). www.sfbotanicalgarden.org Comments and critiques are welcome. Contact biker1337@yahoo.com to use this image.

  • Every spring, the San Francisco Botanical Garden has the Magnificent Magnolias event. The gardens have over 100 Magnolias which all bloom once a year. In 2014, the blooms came very early due to unusually warm weather. Pretty much the middle of winter: January and February. The SF Botanical Garden is 55 acres of calm in the heart of Golden Gate Park. It has over 8,000 species of plants and is one of the most diverse gardens in the world. It is definitely worth a tour as a visitor, or especially as a city resident (entry is free for residents). www.sfbotanicalgarden.org Comments and critiques are welcome. Contact biker1337@yahoo.com to use this image.

  • Every spring, the San Francisco Botanical Garden has the Magnificent Magnolias event. The gardens have over 100 Magnolias which all bloom once a year. In 2014, the blooms came very early due to unusually warm weather. Pretty much the middle of winter: January and February. The SF Botanical Garden is 55 acres of calm in the heart of Golden Gate Park. It has over 8,000 species of plants and is one of the most diverse gardens in the world. It is definitely worth a tour as a visitor, or especially as a city resident (entry is free for residents). www.sfbotanicalgarden.org Comments and critiques are welcome. Contact biker1337@yahoo.com to use this image.

  • The Path to Freedom

    Every spring, the San Francisco Botanical Garden has the Magnificent Magnolias event. The gardens have over 100 Magnolias which all bloom once a year. In 2014, the blooms came very early due to unusually warm weather. Pretty much the middle of winter: January and February. The SF Botanical Garden is 55 acres of calm in the heart of Golden Gate Park. It has over 8,000 species of plants and is one of the most diverse gardens in the world. It is definitely worth a tour as a visitor, or especially as a city resident (entry is free for residents). www.sfbotanicalgarden.org Comments and critiques are welcome. Contact biker1337@yahoo.com to use this image.

  • Every spring, the San Francisco Botanical Garden has the Magnificent Magnolias event. The gardens have over 100 Magnolias which all bloom once a year. In 2014, the blooms came very early due to unusually warm weather. Pretty much the middle of winter: January and February. The SF Botanical Garden is 55 acres of calm in the heart of Golden Gate Park. It has over 8,000 species of plants and is one of the most diverse gardens in the world. It is definitely worth a tour as a visitor, or especially as a city resident (entry is free for residents). www.sfbotanicalgarden.org Comments and critiques are welcome. Contact biker1337@yahoo.com to use this image.

  • Brákarey Island

    Brákarey Island is located in Borgarnes, about an hour’s drive north of Reykjavík. This old harbor town is full of Icelandic Saga history, and the Settlement Center is well worth a visit. It illustrates some of the sagas, including the story about Þorgerður Brák – slave to Skalla-Grímur and nanny to his son Egill. Brák stopped Skalla from killing his own son. He was still so enraged that he chased her down and killed her. Many markers are placed throughout the town marking events from the sagas.

  • Puffin in the Grass

    A puffin seemingly posing for me on the small island Hafnarhólmi (actually, not an island anymore – a causeway was constructed to create a harbor). So many birds here, they should call it Puffin Island. This small island near Bakkagerði is a must stop if you’re a bird watcher. It has several stairways for easy access and several hides. Be aware that the island is closed to visitors in May for the nesting season.

  • Disappearing Falls

    One of the falls a short walking distance from Seljalandsfoss. This waterfall just seems to disappear – it appears to land behind a small rise, but no water flows away from the area. Very mysterious.

  • Seljalandsfoss Falls Rainbow

    Seljalandsfoss is yet another awesome waterfall in a beautiful country full of them. It has a 60m drop into a fairly placid pool, with a sedately flowing stream flowing away. One of the great features of this popular waterfall is that you can walk behind it. A well worn trail takes you completely around the falls, through the hollow in the cliff face created by erosion from the rushing water. And another waterfall is just a short walk away – with yet another one about a km down the road.

  • Rift Falls

    The waterfalls at Þingvellir are truly spectacular. Not in terms of pure power, or the height from which it falls, but because of the geology of the region. A long plain ends abruptly here, where the falls empty into a narrow crack in the earth. The river meanders a short distance north before making a u turn and falling through the other wall of the crack to make its way down to Þingvallavatn – the largest lake in Iceland. Iceland created the parliamentary style of government here in 930 AD. It was called the Alþingi. Icelanders had all left countries ruled by kings, and they wanted no part of that. Þingvellir was chosen as the spot where the people would meet annually to create laws and settle differences. It was a perfect spot – located centrally on the main travel paths through the country, it had ample fresh water and wood for the gatherings, and the steep canyon wall made an excellent spot to address large crowds.

  • Solfar – The Sun Voyager

    Sólfar will have to sail far this evening to find the sun, with the storm moving in. Simply incredible that at 10:30 in the evening, the sun has still not set. The Sólfar (Sun Voyager) is a sculpture by Jón Gunnar Árnason located on the Reykjavik shoreline. It calls to mind an old Viking ship preparing to depart on a journey of exploration and discovery.

  • Beach Day

    Relaxing seaside at the Vidanta resort.

  • Dancers

    The dancers on Puerto Vallarta's El Malecon Boardwalk.

  • San Francisco at Dusk

    San Francisco skyline at dusk, shortly after the winter solstice. As seen from the Albany Bulb.

  • Sunset over the Golden Gate

    Sunset over the Golden Gate Bridge just after the winter solstice, as seen from the Albany Bulb.

  • Ferraris at St Peters and Paul

    A plethora of Ferraris traditionally cover Washington Square Park during the paraded. The Italian Heritage Parade celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2018. Originally called the Columbus Day Parade, the name was changed in 1994 to celebrate accomplishments by all Italians. It is one of the oldest celebrations and originations dedicated to Italian-Americans in the United States. It has also expanded to include floats and demonstrations of the nearby neighborhoods, bringing the whole area together. The parade ends after passing by the reviewing stand in front of Saints Peter and Paul Church on Washington Square. Food and drink are readily available at this free event, and a large display of Ferrari's await you in the Square.

  • Dancer

    The Italian Heritage Parade celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2018. Originally called the Columbus Day Parade, the name was changed in 1994 to celebrate accomplishments by all Italians. It is one of the oldest celebrations and originations dedicated to Italian-Americans in the United States. It has also expanded to include floats and demonstrations of the nearby neighborhoods, bringing the whole area together. The parade ends after passing by the reviewing stand in front of Saints Peter and Paul Church on Washington Square. Food and drink are readily available at this free event, and a large display of Ferrari's await you in the Square.

  • Branca Laugh

    The Italian Heritage Parade celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2018. Originally called the Columbus Day Parade, the name was changed in 1994 to celebrate accomplishments by all Italians. It is one of the oldest celebrations and originations dedicated to Italian-Americans in the United States. It has also expanded to include floats and demonstrations of the nearby neighborhoods, bringing the whole area together. The parade ends after passing by the reviewing stand in front of Saints Peter and Paul Church on Washington Square. Food and drink are readily available at this free event, and a large display of Ferrari's await you in the Square.

  • Vintage Jeep

    The Italian Heritage Parade celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2018. Originally called the Columbus Day Parade, the name was changed in 1994 to celebrate accomplishments by all Italians. It is one of the oldest celebrations and originations dedicated to Italian-Americans in the United States. It has also expanded to include floats and demonstrations of the nearby neighborhoods, bringing the whole area together. The parade ends after passing by the reviewing stand in front of Saints Peter and Paul Church on Washington Square. Food and drink are readily available at this free event, and a large display of Ferrari's await you in the Square.

  • Niner Flydawg

    Niner Flydawg Von Raesfeld leading the parade in a Ural sidecar - part of the NorCal Patriot Guard Riders. The Italian Heritage Parade celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2018. Originally called the Columbus Day Parade, the name was changed in 1994 to celebrate accomplishments by all Italians. It is one of the oldest celebrations and originations dedicated to Italian-Americans in the United States. It has also expanded to include floats and demonstrations of the nearby neighborhoods, bringing the whole area together. The parade ends after passing by the reviewing stand in front of Saints Peter and Paul Church on Washington Square. Food and drink are readily available at this free event, and a large display of Ferrari's await you in the Square.

  • Shriner Small Car

    It's not really a parade unless the Shriners break out the mini-cars. Zoom Zoom! The Italian Heritage Parade celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2018. Originally called the Columbus Day Parade, the name was changed in 1994 to celebrate accomplishments by all Italians. It is one of the oldest celebrations and originations dedicated to Italian-Americans in the United States. It has also expanded to include floats and demonstrations of the nearby neighborhoods, bringing the whole area together. The parade ends after passing by the reviewing stand in front of Saints Peter and Paul Church on Washington Square. Food and drink are readily available at this free event, and a large display of Ferrari's await you in the Square.

  • Miss and Miss

    Winners from the Miss Asian Community contest showing off their tiaras. The Italian Heritage Parade celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2018. Originally called the Columbus Day Parade, the name was changed in 1994 to celebrate accomplishments by all Italians. It is one of the oldest celebrations and originations dedicated to Italian-Americans in the United States. It has also expanded to include floats and demonstrations of the nearby neighborhoods, bringing the whole area together. The parade ends after passing by the reviewing stand in front of Saints Peter and Paul Church on Washington Square. Food and drink are readily available at this free event, and a large display of Ferrari's await you in the Square.

  • Carabinieri

    A member of the Associazione Nazionale Carabinieri sez. San Francisco marching. The Italian Heritage Parade celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2018. Originally called the Columbus Day Parade, the name was changed in 1994 to celebrate accomplishments by all Italians. It is one of the oldest celebrations and originations dedicated to Italian-Americans in the United States. It has also expanded to include floats and demonstrations of the nearby neighborhoods, bringing the whole area together. The parade ends after passing by the reviewing stand in front of Saints Peter and Paul Church on Washington Square. Food and drink are readily available at this free event, and a large display of Ferrari's await you in the Square.

  • The Queen

    The Queen riding forth on her throne. The Italian Heritage Parade celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2018. Originally called the Columbus Day Parade, the name was changed in 1994 to celebrate accomplishments by all Italians. It is one of the oldest celebrations and originations dedicated to Italian-Americans in the United States. It has also expanded to include floats and demonstrations of the nearby neighborhoods, bringing the whole area together. The parade ends after passing by the reviewing stand in front of Saints Peter and Paul Church on Washington Square. Food and drink are readily available at this free event, and a large display of Ferrari's await you in the Square.

  • USMC Slide Trombone

    A Marine playing the Slide Trombone as the USMC Marching Band leads the parade. The Italian Heritage Parade celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2018. Originally called the Columbus Day Parade, the name was changed in 1994 to celebrate accomplishments by all Italians. It is one of the oldest celebrations and originations dedicated to Italian-Americans in the United States. It has also expanded to include floats and demonstrations of the nearby neighborhoods, bringing the whole area together. The parade ends after passing by the reviewing stand in front of Saints Peter and Paul Church on Washington Square. Food and drink are readily available at this free event, and a large display of Ferrari's await you in the Square.

  • USMC Marching Band

    The United States Marine Corps Marching Band leading the way for the parade. The Italian Heritage Parade celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2018. Originally called the Columbus Day Parade, the name was changed in 1994 to celebrate accomplishments by all Italians. It is one of the oldest celebrations and originations dedicated to Italian-Americans in the United States. It has also expanded to include floats and demonstrations of the nearby neighborhoods, bringing the whole area together. The parade ends after passing by the reviewing stand in front of Saints Peter and Paul Church on Washington Square. Food and drink are readily available at this free event, and a large display of Ferrari's await you in the Square.

  • Honor Guard

    United States Marine Corps Honor Guard leading the parade. The Italian Heritage Parade celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2018. Originally called the Columbus Day Parade, the name was changed in 1994 to celebrate accomplishments by all Italians. It is one of the oldest celebrations and originations dedicated to Italian-Americans in the United States. It has also expanded to include floats and demonstrations of the nearby neighborhoods, bringing the whole area together. The parade ends after passing by the reviewing stand in front of Saints Peter and Paul Church on Washington Square. Food and drink are readily available at this free event, and a large display of Ferrari's await you in the Square.

  • Golden Night

    The Golden Gate Bridge seen from Battery Spencer.

  • MBVFD – Beret

    A beautiful day at the 45th Annual Muir Beach Volunteer Fireman’s BBQ in Santos Meadows off Frank Valley Road. Excellent food, great bands, and an all-around fun time. All proceeds benefit the Muir Beach Volunteer Fire Department. Admission is free, but parking is $20. Check it out next Memorial Day Weekend (on the Sunday). http://www.muirbeachfire.com/bbq.html

  • MBVFD – Bear

    A beautiful day at the 45th Annual Muir Beach Volunteer Fireman’s BBQ in Santos Meadows off Frank Valley Road. Excellent food, great bands, and an all-around fun time. All proceeds benefit the Muir Beach Volunteer Fire Department. Admission is free, but parking is $20. Check it out next Memorial Day Weekend (on the Sunday). http://www.muirbeachfire.com/bbq.html

  • MBVFD – Bear and Unicorn

    A beautiful day at the 45th Annual Muir Beach Volunteer Fireman’s BBQ in Santos Meadows off Frank Valley Road. Excellent food, great bands, and an all-around fun time. All proceeds benefit the Muir Beach Volunteer Fire Department. Admission is free, but parking is $20. Check it out next Memorial Day Weekend (on the Sunday). http://www.muirbeachfire.com/bbq.html

  • MBVFD – Preparing the BBQ

    A beautiful day at the 45th Annual Muir Beach Volunteer Fireman’s BBQ in Santos Meadows off Frank Valley Road. Excellent food, great bands, and an all-around fun time. All proceeds benefit the Muir Beach Volunteer Fire Department. Admission is free, but parking is $20. Check it out next Memorial Day Weekend (on the Sunday). http://www.muirbeachfire.com/bbq.html

  • MBVFD – Volunteer

    A beautiful day at the 45th Annual Muir Beach Volunteer Fireman’s BBQ in Santos Meadows off Frank Valley Road. Excellent food, great bands, and an all-around fun time. All proceeds benefit the Muir Beach Volunteer Fire Department. Admission is free, but parking is $20. Check it out next Memorial Day Weekend (on the Sunday). http://www.muirbeachfire.com/bbq.html

  • MBVFD – BBQ Chicken

    A beautiful day at the 45th Annual Muir Beach Volunteer Fireman’s BBQ in Santos Meadows off Frank Valley Road. Excellent food, great bands, and an all-around fun time. All proceeds benefit the Muir Beach Volunteer Fire Department. Admission is free, but parking is $20. Check it out next Memorial Day Weekend (on the Sunday). http://www.muirbeachfire.com/bbq.html

  • MBVFD – Rest Break

    A beautiful day at the 45th Annual Muir Beach Volunteer Fireman’s BBQ in Santos Meadows off Frank Valley Road. Excellent food, great bands, and an all-around fun time. All proceeds benefit the Muir Beach Volunteer Fire Department. Admission is free, but parking is $20. Check it out next Memorial Day Weekend (on the Sunday). http://www.muirbeachfire.com/bbq.html

  • MBVFD – Food Inspectors

    A beautiful day at the 45th Annual Muir Beach Volunteer Fireman’s BBQ in Santos Meadows off Frank Valley Road. Excellent food, great bands, and an all-around fun time. All proceeds benefit the Muir Beach Volunteer Fire Department. Admission is free, but parking is $20. Check it out next Memorial Day Weekend (on the Sunday). http://www.muirbeachfire.com/bbq.html

  • MBVFD – Drums

    A beautiful day at the 45th Annual Muir Beach Volunteer Fireman’s BBQ in Santos Meadows off Frank Valley Road. Excellent food, great bands, and an all-around fun time. All proceeds benefit the Muir Beach Volunteer Fire Department. Admission is free, but parking is $20. Check it out next Memorial Day Weekend (on the Sunday). http://www.muirbeachfire.com/bbq.html

  • MBVFD – Singer

    A beautiful day at the 45th Annual Muir Beach Volunteer Fireman’s BBQ in Santos Meadows off Frank Valley Road. Excellent food, great bands, and an all-around fun time. All proceeds benefit the Muir Beach Volunteer Fire Department. Admission is free, but parking is $20. Check it out next Memorial Day Weekend (on the Sunday). http://www.muirbeachfire.com/bbq.html

  • MBVFD – Peace – Love - Soul

    A beautiful day at the 45th Annual Muir Beach Volunteer Fireman’s BBQ in Santos Meadows off Frank Valley Road. Excellent food, great bands, and an all-around fun time. All proceeds benefit the Muir Beach Volunteer Fire Department. Admission is free, but parking is $20. Check it out next Memorial Day Weekend (on the Sunday). http://www.muirbeachfire.com/bbq.html

  • MBVFD – Flipping Chicken

    A beautiful day at the 45th Annual Muir Beach Volunteer Fireman’s BBQ in Santos Meadows off Frank Valley Road. Excellent food, great bands, and an all-around fun time. All proceeds benefit the Muir Beach Volunteer Fire Department. Admission is free, but parking is $20. Check it out next Memorial Day Weekend (on the Sunday). http://www.muirbeachfire.com/bbq.html

  • MBVFD – Cooks

    A beautiful day at the 45th Annual Muir Beach Volunteer Fireman’s BBQ in Santos Meadows off Frank Valley Road. Excellent food, great bands, and an all-around fun time. All proceeds benefit the Muir Beach Volunteer Fire Department. Admission is free, but parking is $20. Check it out next Memorial Day Weekend (on the Sunday). http://www.muirbeachfire.com/bbq.html

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