I'm off to spend the day at the LakeHouse studio. It's a beautiful trip these spring days, in the morning I can see San Francisco when I travel up on 580 by San Leandro and San Lorenzo, then when I pass by Richmond and along the approach to the Richmond Bridge, I can see the Golden Gate.
The Richmond Bridge coming home, lately it's been so clear, you can see the whole span, to the left , just out of view of this scene, East Brother Lighthouse out on an island where there's a B&B. I also think of my grandparents living in Winehaven,just to the left of the bridge landing, my grandfather was a cooper.
Construction on the Bay Bridge is moving a long, and I believe it's set to open this fall. There are some fascinating views on the construction cams.
From the bridge I can see from San Francisco to Oakland on most days. Glorious. I have hundreds of from the window photographs, some better, some worse, hoping that I can capture it for you.
From Emeryville, I can see the Golden Gate there barely showing above the fog, to the left is San Francisco, you can just barely see the Transamerica Tower. But then traffic comes along and prevents me from showing you the bridge again. At night, it's all the more beautiful with the lights. It's a nice drive when the traffic isn't too bad, even back towards home there's all the pretty pastel colored houses of old Oakland along the way, and then over the Dublin Grade the Tri-Valley area, which is so green and lush looking in the spring. Always something to see and appreciate.