The cherries outside of Robarts Library were in peak bloom yesterday, and petals just started dropping as I photographed them this morning.
My latest project: video from when I visited Sutro Sam in January.
Sutro Sam, San Francisco’s resident river otter, sits on a plank in the marshy verges of his pool at Sutro Baths, airing his fur.
‘Sutro Sam’ is a river otter that has found his way to San Francisco (from where is unknown, but Marin has been suggested, meaning he would have swum the Golden Gate) and taken up residence in the brackish waters of the ruins of the Sutro Baths. Recently featured on the news, he has been the subject of great curiosity, attracting modest crowds; regardless, he has been out and building a nest in an old concrete drain, from which he pops out his head from time to time.
This was my Christmas card from my girlfriend this year, a handmade otter-in-a-Santa-hat. If you have not explored the phenomenon of otters on the internet, do yourself a favour and watch one of these videos:
and visit The Daily Otter Blog: dailyotter.org/