1/17/12

Everyday sights in Bernal Heights

It was cold last night. (Well, you know, like, lower 40's...)

Along with this cold air, we're supposed to get some rain--finally. A good rain rain will relieve the parched ground and also the the air quality which, lately, has been lousy.

We had Monday off from school for MLK. Since I only go to school on Mondays and Wednesdays, I had a week off after just having had four weeks off for winter break. They begin each quarter with a break. Are they trying to ease us back in? I don't need any easing. I want to get this over with!

Anyway, I've been working on math-related side-projects. I decided to take a walk this morning.

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This bougainvillea/geranium (Pelargonium) mash-up is a real stand-out most of the year. This is a bit of a seasonal low-point. Use your imagination.

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Catalina Ironwood (Lyonothamnus floribundus), with swing, on Winfield.

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And the Winfield Slide. It's a playground.

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10 comments:

Kaveh Maguire said...

Love that little painted house in the last two shots and that Bougainvillea/Pelargonium mashup is amazing. That is the sort of thing you can't really plan.

chuck b. said...

Nothing in the garden ever goes according to plan for me. I give up.

Hilda said...

I love the flowing Bougainvillea ... and that little green flower house. All the photos are great actually ... it gives me that CA fix I've been missing!

Christopher C. NC said...

Lots of nice house colors. The blue next to the orange dreamsicle one kind of clashed. The black pirate house was fun. Loved the buttress on the sidewalk bayonet too.

weeder1 said...

LOVE that paint job on the last house! I always enjoy your walkabouts.

Bill Sundstrom said...

Beautiful, Chuck. Sense of place. Nice place!

lisa said...

Your walks are photo-magical as ever! I've relocated to St. Paul, Minnesota temporarily for a job and am walking more these days. Not scenic as this for sure.

dkzody said...

Your photos just make me so happy. The first one, the garden gate, gives me such pleasure, and then the purple house is just joyful, as is the last house. So glad you had a day off to just walk and take pictures.

smallhousebiggarden said...

that neighborhood is wicked!!!! wow!!!

Anonymous said...

I always love your walkabout photos! ...for instance it's fun to wonder what's behind the curtain in the pointy little window in the pointy roof. And why people do what they do to their houses, some much more successfully than others.
Thanks for these always very interesting peeks at your neighborhood. Anytime you feel like going, I will feel like looking too!
Cynthia