A purchase marking Terry’s retirement was a membership in the Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. This membership is worth its weight in gold because each week there are membership hours where you can get in before the crowds. In winter on weekdays there are school field trips that fill the place, so your observations are done to the background of excited, enthusiastic gaggle of kid voices. The extra hour before it opens to the general public is quiet with just a few people and you are able to get a good look at the albino alligator. The only disadvantage is that we have to be out of the house at an ungodly hour in order to take advantage of the early entry time. Well worth it, when all is said and done.
I combined some of my images into collages. There was a beautiful display of preserved butterflies in one part that I combined with images in the aquarium and rainforest/ butterfly exhibit. Lots of condensation made glass patterns for backgrounds.
This layering was done with the Backgroundz app and an iPhone 4.