Shollenberger Park Scenes…Alligators??

Petaluma’s Shollenberger Park is an area with excellent hiking paths allowing visitors to see all kinds of wetlands wildlife and natural habitation.  In the summer and early fall the water levels are fairly low; however, it is still possible to observe wildlife…

© Frank Simpson

© Frank Simpson

And vegetation…

© Frank Simpson

© Frank Simpson

At times, however, one seems to see things in the Shollenberger water…

© Frank Simpson

© Frank Simpson

It looks like Claude, the White Alligator from the California Academy of Sciences! 

Look again…

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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.

(NOTE: Individual photos below may be enlarged by clicking on them!)

MILL VALLEY FALL ART FESTIVAL

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

CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

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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