Cormorant…Still Hanging By A Thread

Last February, in  Cormorant…Hanging by a MonofilamentI pondered as to whether the poor bird would decompose before the monofilament line broke: “Eventually, the body will decompose…the remains falling to the ground below.  The monofilament line, however, will still be there…waiting for the next bird.”

I can report that as of April 21, the Cormorant is still hanging in there (pardon the pun) in the tree next to Dempsey’s.

Twisting slowly in the wind…

Signs Of Our Times…April 2011

                                                                                    

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   SLIDESHOW NOTES 

  • The photos in this series were not originally shot as part of a group or series.  For the most part, they were taken while marking time on other photo shoots around and about town.
  • The “Smog” sign originally inspired me to consider writing a tongue in cheek commentary on how California was so advanced that it had places where we could park our smog.  
  • Then, as other photos came into this unplanned series, they took over and almost arranged themselves in this slideshow.  
  • Reading a newspaper or reading the signs…it’s the same story. 

Petaluma July 4th Show…BREAKING NEWS!

News Flash!

(I’ve always wanted to say that! Or is it write that?) 

Jan Mandrell of Parks & Rec informed me that, “Basin Street Properties has come forward with a $6,000 donation for July 4th. This will enable us to have a $25,000 fireworks show instead of a $20,000 fireworks show. “

Readers may recall that the necessary funding for a full show was short until this contribution by Basin Street.  The Basin Street contribution added to the major contributions by…

  • Petaluma Refuse and Recycling $15,000
  • Petaluma Kiwanis $5,000
  • Jerico $5,000
  • Security Code 3 $1,000
  • Exchange Bank $1,000
  • Adobe Drug Task Force $1,000
  • First Community Bank $500
  • KOA $500

Individual contributions also assisted in reaching the goal. 

To add to the financial cushion for this event, Allison Mattioli of Parks and Rec advises of a fundraiser sponsored by Petaluma Kiwanis and The Lagunitas Brewing Company…

“May Merriment” will be held on Monday, May 16th from 5-7pm at the Brewery. Tickets are $20 and include all of your beer, live music by Revenant, and free appetizers provided by Green Earth Catering. Tickets can be purchased at the Petaluma Community Center, 320 N. McDowell Blvd. Monday through Thursday from 8am-5:30pm.

ALL proceeds go directly to supporting the fireworks show!

Please visit Recreation Services Facebook to view the flyer: www.facebook.com/petalumarec or call (707) 778-4380 for more information. 

Falcons…Hawks in Petaluma?

Yup!

While walking along McDowell by the hospital, I noticed a bird swiftly fly out of the field across from McDowell and Professional Drive and land on a street lamp by the field. It did not look like one of the numerous crows and clearly it was not a sea gull. I turned on the camera, zoomed to the max, and caught the following series of a falcon (hawk?) having breakfast. Look carefully under the right foot.

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  Enhanced Photo To Highlight The Markings

Feel free to jump in with your opinion as to its identity!

The Voice…The Spirit…of Petaluma

This photo essay is a coda of sorts to Rebuilding Together…Behind The Scenes In Petaluma and RTP In Action…Rebuilding Together Petaluma.

During the process of archiving my photos from the event on April 9, I decided that a few more were worthy of publication.

  • First, I offer a profile photo of Ron Walters, (The Voice of Petaluma on KTOB) at his home on Rebuilding Day.
  • Below Ron’s photo there is a brief slideshow representing, perhaps, the Spirit of Petaluma?

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