I noticed these rough-looking fowl hanging around the Stevens Creek trail entrance in Mountain View today. They must have escaped from someone's backyard nearby.
I wonder how old they are?
How long have they been fending for themselves?
Will they start a family?
How long will they be around?
For now, they're avoiding me, the most immediate threat (in their eyes).
update: @loganbaurinformed me that it's a male and a female, and though it's late in the season to be nesting, it's still possible. Thanks Logan!
I'll admit right up front that I'm late in discovering House of Cards.I'd heard chatter around it when it came out, but didn't pursue it. I was neck-deep in watching the entire catalog of The Shield, and time is a precious commodity. The first episode was enough to pique my interest in the political drama that resonates throughout with tones of epic, almost Roman-esque intrigue, set in motion by players in a game much larger than themselves. It's a game with very specific rules, but far from predictable, as though one of the first rules is that the rulebook can be re-written by players with enough skill and willpower. It soon becomes clear that being able to check one's conscience at the door whenever they enter a room can help, too.
As a cinematographer, I tend to notice when a show's camera work extends beyond simple functional storytelling, and does more than relate a simple sequence of events to define the drama. Netflix's HouseofCards achieves thi…