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Here In Oakland

Art & Life


September 1, 2017


Friday. Lights out at ten, the day having cooled off a bit, to awaken at ten after six to get up and get ready to walk to breakfast, the sky clear, the weather people saying a high of just over one hundred degrees today. Too warm for any venturing out, unless I decide to go to the San Francisco Comic Con being held at Moscone Center later. It will be air conditioned. But I'm waffling. Underground comix, yes, but I'm not into most of the current above ground stuff, although I'd be into photographing whomever was attending in costume.

The waffle with sliced bananas and strawberries, fruit cup and coffee for breakfast, all three papers having arrived by the time I set out. The walk back, however, was warmer than I'd have liked in the long sleeved shirt and light jacket, would have been better in a t-shirt. I'm afraid their prediction of a one-hundred degree day today is looking possible. Accurate. Closed all the windows and sliding glass balcony door when I got home and turned on the fan.

Later. Ninety-three degrees out there in my neighborhood at eleven-thirty says the Weather Underground, ninety-seven degrees at twelve-twenty, ninety-eight at one, one-hundred even at two-twenty, one-hundred-one at two forty five. I'll not be opening any doors or windows to check to see if they're accurate.


Well, quickly opening and closing the outer hallway door that's exposed to the outside air was more than enough.

Later still. More of this through the entire Labor Day weekend? A high of one hundred and two here in Oakland they've posted on the Weather Underground site, the Chronicle is saying one hundred and six in San Francisco today, while Weather Underground, for some reason, is saying one hundred eleven in San Francisco. Whatever the temperatures are, they've gotten my attention.

Evening. A day sitting in front of the fan watching television and avoiding pretty much everything else. Warm inside, but not over the top warm as long as the fan is within distance. Other than that, little else can be said, although it's ninety at the moment and they're saying the low tonight will be around seventy.

The photo up top was taken last Saturday at the Oakland Chinatown StreetFest with a Nikon D5 mounted with a 70-200mm f 2.8 VR II Nikkor lens.