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April 14, 2017


Saturday. Lights out before ten to awaken at ten minutes to six. Too early, but got up anyway and dawdled along getting ready to walk to breakfast, arriving at seven to find the restaurant open, but just barely. Just barely counts.

Had the avocado and cheese, country potatoes, fruit cup and coffee for breakfast, the owner nice enough to pick up the tab when I was done. Spent more time over the papers than usual and enjoyed the walk home under clear and sunny skies. They're saying up to seventy today so we'll head over to the lake later and see what this March for Science is about.

Later. Fought it a bit, but headed out to the amphitheater on the far side of the like about a mile away with the long lens camera in the backpack and took pictures for maybe half an hour or more, focusing on signs and faces, walking back to the apartment more slowly than I had setting out. Sitting on benches three times more slowly, we really do have to start getting out.

Still, not bad, some pictures. I'll see how many when I get the computer up and running again on Tuesday. Sitting here now watching golf on television. Enjoy watching golf, have no thought even the much younger I really wanted to play. Tried it in high school, had friends and cousins who played, but it didn't tug on my line or set a hook. Still, again, enjoy watching it for some reason.

Later still. Tired. Watching more of an old series I'd gotten into over a year ago when it appeared again on Prime, watched it long enough to remember why I'd stopped watching it in the first place. Tired, but the good kind this time and it felt good lying there on the bed.

Evening. Nothing on television and so, being physically tired, nicely physically tired, went to bed to skip the tablet, listen to the news on the radio (the Warriors did well) and turn the lights out not long after nine.

Last year's San Francisco Cherry Blossom Festival taken with a Nikon D5 mounted with a 70-200mm f 2.8 VR II Nikkor lens.