Views from my daily commute

This is what I get to look at every day on my walk to work:
It’s a little under 2 miles from my apartment to work, and takes about 18 minutes to walk from start to finish. Of course, I’m talking about walking at an Osaka pace, so it would really be more like 25 minutes at a leisurely stroll.
Every morning, I am very aware that I could be sitting in traffic on the 405. Yes, I know that I am a lucky bastard.
This is Hopkins Beach, the home of many sausage-shaped harbor seals. I saw some newborn pups last week, so there’ll probably be a lot more of them when I get back to Monterey.
Thanks to the changing seasons, the sun is higher in the sky when I walk to work. It’s kind of cool getting up in time to watch the sun rise, but I much prefer the longer days of summer.
I hadn’t realized how large my backlog of photos has grown since I’ve started working at MBA. For the sake of posting, I think I need to take more vacations.

?? over Pacific Grove

One evening, the moon was intensely bright and illuminated everything on my walk home from work. Ignoring my hunger, I grabbed my D50 as soon as I got home, and snapped some pictures.
This is a view from my front door. Lacking a tripod, I improvised by resting the camera on a rail, and using my SOG multitool to get a better angle.
I wanted to see what it looked like in front of the trees in the distance, so I put my shoes back on and headed over to the Point.
There were many families down at Lovers’ Point, mostly Hispanic. I thought it was cool that as I was shooting, more and more of them showed up, and started having picnics on the grass. It was a cultural remix of the tsukimi parties that I’d attended in Japan.
As the seasons transition from Winter to Spring, I find myself remembering all of the flower viewing parties that I enjoyed in a time not too long ago.
Located not a minute away from my apartment is a park located right on the beach, with public picnic areas and barbecues. Now all you(and you all know who “you” are) have to do is drop by, and we can enjoy grilled meats and vegetables while watching the sun set by the Bay. Beer is in the ‘fridge… Let’s ‘Q.