I had a little slack in the schedule heading for the airport, so when I left work, I stopped on to photograph a marsh.
This is just north of Sun’s Menlo Park Campus, Route 84 along the edge of San Francisco Bay between Marsh and Willow Roads; as that first road’s name suggests, there’s a great big salt marsh there.
On days when the water’s a little lower than usual, it the smell can get pretty rich.
Just up the road a bit is Bayfront Park, which is an awfully nice place to go for a walk. I climbed a hill and took a shot up the bayside. North of Menlo Park, if there’s anything interesting between 101 and the water I haven’t found it; plasticky housing developments and an occasional outburst of high-tech, in particular Oracle’s Dark Towers.
Note the line of transmission towers along the horizon in both pictures.
Also in the park was this elderly box which may still shelter electrical equipment. Nice typography and graceful decay, what’s not to like?
Then I went to the airport and came home to Vancouver, which was suffering an unseasonable April snowstorm.
A little too much contrast for one day, if you ask me.