On our 3rd and final installment of Thanksgiving 2007, a handful of us ventured into the city.
In San Francisco, there are a lot of street performers, especially at Fisherman's Wharf. I remember the Bushman ever since we first moved to the Bay Area and a quick lookup in wikipedia says he's been a street performer since the 80's.
Hoping that my nephews would react predictably, I ran ahead to scope out a spot to take some rapid action shots.
The Bushman is in the forground and they are walking along the sidewalk on the far right, making their approach. My brother-in-law is in the red jacket.
As they get a little closer, Ry notices the shrub, but doesn't really think anything of it. You can already see in Jimmy's face (sunglasses, behind the boys) that he knows what's gonna happen.
The Bushman shakes the branches for a split second, which catch their attention...till he surprises them with a little growl and...
They both jump back into the safety of Daddy and Uncle Jimmy.
I think that deserves a closeup, don't you?Good to know that they have a healthy fear of the unknown. :)
Older brother Ry has completely hidden behind Dad and little J ready to run the other direction. Of course, dad and Uncle Jimmy find it quite hilarious. (So does Aunt Madeline, trying not to laugh too hard so her photos won't be blurry).
In the end, the boys had a good laugh and left with smiles and giggles.
Here's a link from Youtube that someone else captured of the Bushman on another day.