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And even more California Pictures Dec 29, 2010   Leave a comment

When your sister is a docent for the Monterey Bay Aquarium, you have a very special guided tour.  I am so impressed that most people in the bay area, not just the ‘tree huggers’,  exude a consciousness of protection for the bay and surrounding areas.  If you get a chance to visit the aquarium, don’t miss feeding time for the sea otters and the dual flush toilets (water conservation).    Say “Hi” to the volunteers in the Red Jackets, they have spent many hours in training to help you enjoy your Monterey Bay Aquarium experience. 

Sardines swirling in the Kelp Forest tank.


Leafy Sea Dragon seahorse

 Crystal Jellies

 Jelly Fish

More Jellies

Taken from the observation deck behind the aquarium looking into Monterey Bay.  It was a very windy day causing white caps and this otter appeared to be playing and enjoying the day even thougth we humans may have thought yeww windy rainy yuck day.

Taken at Coral Reef in Splash Zone

Blackfooted Penguin


Posted January 16, 2011 by cjaaron1 in California, Photography

More Pictures from California Dec 28, 2010   2 comments


 Sunrise in San Francisco.  I have not edited – these were the morning’s colors.  It started raining around 10 AM.


Rainy day in San Francisco beats a freezing day in the Mid West any winter day! Entrance to China Town.


 Painted Ladies Beautiful homes with beautiful view.  Can’t imagine those steps moving in/moving out much less bringing in groceries.


Haight at Ashbury.  San Francisco has many interesting sights.  I will return someday but enjoy the natural beauty over the man-made  beauty of the area.

Posted January 15, 2011 by cjaaron1 in California, Photography

More Pictures of California Dec 27, 2010   Leave a comment

Above: Golden Gate Bridge with Angel Island, San Francisco and Bay Bridge in back ground.  This was taken from Golden Gate Headlands.

Above:  My tour guides Sister Patty and Brother-In-Law Ken.

Above:  Golden Gate Headlands.  wet season brings about a variety of color.

Above: Fog Bank in back ground.  Learned that winter time (California wet season) brings less fog.  Not long after taking this picture this fog bank nearly dispersed completely.

Hi-Pigeon Point Lighthouse Hostel

Posted January 6, 2011 by cjaaron1 in California, Photography

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California Trip Dec 26, 2010   Leave a comment








Posted January 4, 2011 by cjaaron1 in California, Photography

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