7/13/14

Everyday sights in Bernal Heights

I don't get to do this much anymore -- walk around my neighborhood. Because I work all the time. Well, it's nice to be wanted (for work). Up to a point. And then, blech.

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Am I right?

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The Leonotis leonurus looks particularly good around town right now.

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I seem to recall these old olive trees had been targeted for removal. Someone from the City taped signs to them declaring them to be old and unsuitable. Or something. Figuring out how a few 20' olive trees that managed to get old suddenly became unsuitable, I will leave as an exercise for the reader. Hint: the idea was to replace them with natives. Well, they planted a California buckeye nearby, and it was dead in two years. It's very windy up here. It's fine w/ me if they want to try planting more trees in Holly Park, especially natives, but they should not be removing anything that has not yet died, in my opinion.

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Windy is good for laundry.

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This house looks like it needs some love (or rather some money. Some money-love), but the weedy fennel invariably growing in front of it every spring and summer always catches my eye.

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And so does this brugmansia.

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It's like this always.

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The garden on Gates at Powhattan is looking very fine.

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I've included it on these little walks for years. One day I'll post a retrospective.

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This is not the end. We're about halfway.

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The patch at Salvia spathacea next to the community garden is still going. Not right now tho', it's dormant.

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What do you think is going on with this aloe near the garden fence? I've never seen anything like it.

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That dead Agave attenuata inflorescence has been in that position for a good four or five years now, right? I should do a retrospective on that too.

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Ladies and gentlemen, the immortally dead flower spike.

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The secret succulent garden is doing well.

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I think it's been getting some gardening attention lately.

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Someone set a beehive up. Perfect place for it. Although I'm sure the bees would like to have some more stuff around to eat about now.

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More buckwheat maybe.

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Pretty quiet on the hill today.

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Pretty quiet in general.

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If you plant nothing in San Francisco, there will be fennel, Exhibit #2,451.

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Alas, the urge to garden is strong.

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I could not tell what I was looking at here.

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Is this something Euphorbia will do? I think I would have seen this before.

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Then again, I don't see everything, do I?

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Sometimes, I look but I don't see.

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It's time for me to stop.

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6 comments:

tontowilliams.com said...

Always love seeing your neighbourhood, and as they say work is a four letter word!

Felicia said...

I enjoyed going along with you on your walk. I was struck by that colorful garage door with the retro car parked beside it. It has a vintage quality about it. :)

Cheryl said...

I'm so glad that you are back to taking us on guided tours of The City! Missed you!

Anonymous said...

I certainly enjoyed this look at our neighborhood. It inspired me to go around it and do more of my own photographs.

Jeff said...

That euphorbia is fasciated. It's eerie, right? Happens to lots of plants.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fasciation

chuck b. said...

Jeff, thank you for the new word! Now that I think about it, I have seen that condition many times, and always thought it was something specific to the plant species. Very cool.

Thank you all for coming by, tonto, Felicia, Cheryl, and Anonymous. I'm so glad you enjoyed it.