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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay


Visiting Golden Gate Park and the Golden Gate Bridge is like international travel. You hear many languages, and see folks from many different countries. Girls from India dressed in brightly colored saris flowing on the breeze. Young German men with eyeglasses. Old couples walking slowly, speaking Russian. Everybody has a camera and an I-phone.


We went to see the Picasso exhibit at the de Young Museum, and then joined the throngs enjoying the gardens in the excellent weather. You can pay to get into the Botanical and Tea Gardens, and we'll do that too someday, but for now there is plenty of beauty for the taking of a leisurely stroll.


















We never get used to the view. It's spectacular every time. After a brief stroll to the first tower with crowds of tourists and bikers, we take it all in and snap a few photos ourselves. I keep thinking of the Otis Redding song recorded three days before his death in a plane crash in 1967. Maybe you know it too.

Sittin' in the mornin' sun
I'll be sittin' when when the evenin' come
watching the ships roll in
And then I watch 'em roll away again, yeah
I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay
watching the tide roll away
I'm just sittin' on the dock of the bay
wastin' time . . . .



What a great way to end a Summer!
I hope you have some nice views too!
Ciao! for now!

Jacqueline


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24 comments:

Liz said...

Love the photos - especially the flowers.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Katie said...

Beautiful photos!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

How beautiful. I have been many places all over the world...but not San Franciso. looks like a relaxing time!

Favo de Mel said...

Hello girl live in the northeast of Brazil where it has very beautiful beaches, the more I move into a dream world when I access your blog is simply wonderful. Congratulations, affectionately Iêda.

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Glorious views and beautiful blooms.
Love SF!
xx
A

once in a blue moon said...

enjoying your tour, soon that fog will be gone, ye haw!

under spanish moss said...

The hydrangeas and the view is breathtaking.
Thanks for sharing!
Angela and Renee

Elna said...

Lovey pictures and I love the bridge. We don´t have bridges lik that in Sweden. Now I´m a follower. Maybe you would like to follow my blog, I don´t hav so many followers.

Regards from Sweden

Olive Cooper said...

That bridge image is so full of mystery...perfect compostion.

Cottage and Broome said...

Beautiful post, love the view and the hydrangeas! Thanks for sharing, Laura

Lynn said...

Beautiful flowers along the path you walked. Do you know what the cluster of purple flowers are? Stunning photos of the bridge. Was there in 1971.....a lifetime ago. Looks like you had a wonderful trip.
Blessings,
Lynn

Bella said...

Hi J,
I peeked at yopur post 10 minutes ago while I was packing Mikes lunch, and already have Otis on auto repeat in my head.. haha!!
Wasting time.... What a wonderful way to waste the last weeks of summer!! Beautiful!!
Hugs,
Bella

Gen @Simplycornish said...

You have encouraged me to take a trip. We are not far away being here in Arizona. The photos are just beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

vintageshabbychicks said...

loved everything about your post today, the flower photos were gorgeous, san fran.it's one of our favorite city's to visit & sittin' on the dock is one of my favorite songs.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

One of the best songs ever. We went to San Francisco many many years ago and loved it. I really want to go again. Beautiful pictures.

Liz said...

Sigh! Lovely!

~Liz

trash talk said...

As I sit looking out my back window at my sea of brown grass, I thank you for showing these lovely photos. I needed to be reminded it is green somewhere.
Ah Otis...what a music man.
Deb
P.S. I adore white hydrangeas!

Sizzle and Zoom said...

The flower photos are gorgeous and the photos of the Golden Gate bridge are magnificent.

About Vintage French Hen said...

I agree with you completely! I live about an hour and a half away from SF and I never, ever get tired of that spectacular view! There's just so much to see and do in the city, and your photos are really fabulous! Marcia

Southwest Cottage Designs said...

Beautiful flowers! I loved reading this, remembering the song, admiring the photos. Lovely post!

pinkkandy said...

Happy...Happy Pink Saturday..I pray that God will bless you all through out the coming week...
your pinks are so pretty...
God Bless You...
Kandy

bj said...

SF is one of the few places in California I've been. Loved everything about it, too. :)
xo bj

Gela said...

Lovely pictures, have a nice weekend/Gela

cherry said...

Oh my every pictures is fabulous..I'm your newest follower..
Happy September & hugs
from Savannah, Cherry

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