Saturday, November 6, 2010

Day 36: Fogged

Diamond Heights neighborhood, San Francisco, CA, 7:15am-8:30am
fog-immersed, cool

I got pleasantly lost in the winding hills of my sister's neighborhood. I realize that my usual orientation is based on some visual cues, cues missing in today's all-absorbing fog.

It's funny and fun to get a little lost, and to discover that both Gold Mine and Diamond streets are U-shaped and double-back on themselves.

This crazy high call turns out to be a ruby-throated hummingbird. I don't know if that's its technical name, but it had a scarlet splash on its throat, and was definitely a hummingbird:

I was delighted to discover that hummingbirds do sit still on branches and sing at times, that they do not just hover and dart at miraculous speeds constantly. I would worry if they were always in hover mode - it seems pretty exhausting!


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