[Mount Tamulpais, from Maria's back deck; 10:30am, 9/28/08]
I'm still getting around to sorting my photos from the trip to San Jose and San Francisco. This one was taken from my friends' back deck, where I relaxed during their morning activities (I'd been up very early, on just-west-of-east-coast time) and had a few moments to myself to admire the view of Mount Tam as well as the lovely deck garden with its succulents and fragrant orange tree, and enjoy the abundance of bird life, including a hummingbird, a titmouse, mourning doves, and a red-winged blackbird. I'm sure there were others I didn't manage to identify. I envy these birds.