Friday, July 3, 2009

Fx4: Miss Jo's San Francisco is a Real Foto Fiesta!

'tis the week, I suppose, for shameless self-promotion. Or, rather, Shameless Shout-Outs of the Familial Variety.

Earlier this week I brought you MOO, the new photo blog created by Ella Numera Dos. The chica's got some great stuff going on. Please shoot over there & let her know your thoughts. Give her a few tips. Encourage the kid a tad. You'll be glad you did.

Today I bring you Miss Jo's San Francisco, which also launched recently. This eclectic collection of photos, good food, gardening and all things Off San Francisco's Beat(en) Path (with apologies to Jack Kerouac) will really set you to cogitating life as we know it.

In addition to telling her own tales from the City By the Bay, "Miss Jo also loves to hear other’s San Francisco stories – old and new – and would be glad to answer questions about The City," Ms. J, also known in these parts as Mrs. Scribe's Lil' Sis, writes. "So please don’t hesitate to write blog comments or send an e-mail. As a thanks, Miss Jo will send you a recipe, or a song from her piano-playing husband, Jeff.

I tell ya, Miss Jo has put a lot of work into this enterprise. Please pay her a visit. She's got an open-door policy, & as she says, she'll reward you for your journey.

And now, as part of Candid Carrie's Friday Foto Finish Fiesta, I'd like to showcase some of Miss Jo's Superior Snaps:
Mom & Jeff enjoy some fish tacos down at the Ferry Building, off the Embarcadero.

The famous fog comes in on little cat's feet, an interesting juxtaposition, Jo says, to the DC heat of her earlier professional career, & the Texas scorchers of her childhood.

Several of us are old enough to remember when King Tut made his last tour of the US. He's hanging out in SFO's Golden Gate Park now, thru next March. Jo also alludes to the Scribe Sisters' passion for Steve Martin & his King Tut Routine.

Miss Jo & Jeff get lots of visitors, as can be expected, since they live in in the beautiful city where Tony Bennett left his heart. And every one wants to sneak a peak at the Golden Gate Bridge, which Miss Jo refers to as International Orange, or IO, for short. Here's they're Dutch friend, Freya, waving Hallooooooooowwww to all her friends back in Holland.

Apparently, temps rarely reach freezing or below in SFO, which makes for a bountiful garden, year 'round. Miss Jo explores The City's Free Fruit Movement. That's a Meyer Lemon Tree in the foreground.

Rudy the Kitty keeps watch from an antique bread table in Miss Jo's Kitchen. Jo & Jeff subscribe to a weekly box of veggies & other goodies from an organic farm near them. Jeff, quite the chef himself, makes homemade pasta, which you can see drying near the window.

And, really, I ain't lion...A sea lion pup crawled out of the San Francisco Bay this week & tried to cross 8 lanes of traffic, without a crossing guard or any other assistance. Fortunately, he was rescued on the median of I-880 in Oakland, & sent to the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito for rehab.

What sweeter snap to close on than one of these gorgeous Calla Lillies, which are just finishing their SFO run for the season. This makes Miss Jo wistful. I certainly can understand why!


Beth in NC said...

Those are some great shots. I especially love the photo with the yellow objects hanging over the window.

Thanks for visiting me SITSta! Have a great day!


Amy said...

Those are lovely pictures. All the new blogging best!

Vodka Mom said...

wow! That was a LOT OF STUFF in there.

But, i loved it.

Have a great 4th!!!!

Ronda's Rants said...

Love these pictures...and I love San favorite place!

Dorkys Ramos said...

So many great photos; thanks for sharing!

LadyStyx said...

awesome shots

Aunt Julie said...

Oh, I just LOVE SFO! Thanks for sharing these WONDERFUL shots with all of us. I'm sure I'll become a regular visitor to Miss Jo's San Francisco!

Susie said...

Awesome shots!

BPOTW said...

What a great virtual tour!

carma said...

Steve Martin's King Tut routine- an absolute of my faves :D

Secret Agent Mama said...

Oh wow! Those are awesome shots. But the last one is my fave as it's my all-time fave flower!!

Marrdy said...

I have been a slacker...I have read tis post twice and finally am commenting. I too remember STeve Martin's King Tut and it popped right into my head! Great shots.


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