RTP’s OCTOBER WORKDAY…October 15, 2011

On October 15, 2011, approximately 180 volunteers from Rebuilding Together Petaluma (RTP) along with sponsoring organizations and contributing businesses (Sears Operation Rebuild, Clover Stornetta, The Petaluma Kiwanis Club, The Petaluma Host Lions Club, SC Barns, CWC Construction, The Garden Tender, U.S Coast Guard, The Floor Works, Tresch Apples and Redwood Empire Disposal)  donated their time and expertise to improve our community. The “Let’s Just Fix It!” effort on October 15 concentrated on eight of Petaluma’s parks and public areas. In addition, volunteers helped two disabled veterans with much needed home repairs.

Before releasing you to the slideshow, a loud HUZZAH! is in order for Joan Bunn who covered a lot of ground–literally–in making the majority of the photographs included in the slideshow.


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Photo Perspectives–Mill Valley Art Festival & California Academy of Sciences

For October I thought I would post a few words and photos about the Mill Valley Fall Art Festival in the Old Mill Park and the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park. I will not attempt to present a full coverage spread of either–there is not enough file space for that.

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The Art Festival has always been a personal favorite given the quality of the exhibitors and the redwoods setting in the Old Mill Park…

© Frank Simpson, Petaluma, California

A closeup of the tree lanterns

© Frank Simpson, Petaluma, California

Art takes many forms…

© Frank Simpson, Petaluma, California


Suffice it to say, The Academy will occupy you with wonders and sights (a rainforest, a white alligator, an aquarium, etc.) that will generate many return visits.  Perhaps a few photos will tempt you.

A bird with attitude…

© Frank Simpson, Petaluma, California

Part of the aquarium as seen through a side staircase…

© Frank Simpson, Petaluma, California

In the rainforest…

© Frank Simpson, Petaluma, California

 Mysteries of the deep…

© Frank Simpson, Petaluma, California


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