A walk in San Francisco this time of year is a blessed thing. But maybe not today. Today is foggy and a little cold. I took these pictures yesterday when it was sunny. Today, staying home with your cats is a blessed thing.
A little bit dissonant to totally fence off your yard from the neighborhood and put up a peace sign and Christmas lights.
My sunflowers are still just seedlings compared to these.
My neighborhood park is beautiful by any reasonable standard, but also the kind of place you can take for granted when you live in San Francisco.
The Eucalyptus globulus is invasive, but I'm pretty sure the message refers to humans too. Such is San Francisco. But what comes around, goes around. "Kill vandals and taggers" is how I feel. So there.
Copper canyon daisy (Tagetes lemmonii) on the left and Centaurea gymnocarpa on the right. Two plants that get real big, flower pretty much all year, and thrive on neglect.
This view always stops me cold when I turn the corner here. I have never gotten a picture that captures it well.
Love your walks, Chuck. That sign might better read "Hills and foliage block view." Nice plant pics and I was only a little startled by the eyeballs on stalks.
to think I grew up in the East bay and lived briefly in SF , I never took a blind bit of interest in any of this amazing landscape.. lovely post ..thank you
Today was foggy and a little cold even in the Central Valley. We had a bit of rain in the morning, too.
Vandals and taggers are annoying, but executing them might be a bit excessive.
Your walking tours are lovely, as always.
Jealous of your photos. Those are real art.
Beautiful - your photos gladdened my heart today. Don't stop!
Maybe that last heart-stopping view would be better captured as a panorama? I find that landscapes often are better when they are wider.
I love these neighborhood essays.
Just happened upon your sight, and I loved that you took pictures of what you see every day. We forget that there is beauty in our everyday surroundings....not just when we vacation in a great city like SF, which I have only been to once. I regret that I didn't stop and smell the flowers that your pictures show the many colors of. Thanks again for posting!
Still delightful after all these years.
So pleasant at the end of a tiring day to go on this walk with you, essentially [and without having to brave SF traffic].
Do agree with Queer by Choice,
'Vandals and taggers are annoying, but executing them might be a bit excessive.
Your walking tours are lovely, as always.'
Most of your walk might best be titled "Steep". Happy that I'm not carrying bags up some of those steps.
I love to see what you see. Many of your photos of buildings are beautifully geometric.
Thanks for sharing. Cynthia
Chuck, I just realized that you're not on the list of attendees for the upcoming Garden Bloggers Fling in San Francisco. Phooey! I was really hoping to meet you after all these years. :-)
LOVE your walks! I'm so glad you keep blogging and sharing these pictures. I've been fairly "meh" about blogging lately, but you inspire me every time I visit-thank you!
we'd love to be listed in your gardening links. We have 4 plant gardens and sell garden plants and seeds.
Garden Delights Online Plant Nursery
We couldn't find an email button and really don't want this posted but we'd love to be listed. We are a 56 year old wholesale nursery
I don't know how much time I just spent tagging along on your adventures this year & into last. Love all your photos & your appreciation of a good garden!
I so enjoyed all your photos and captions. So excited to check out all those links. I am old, so setting aside a few days to enjoy all those links will be great entertainment for me. Thank you.
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