We have a break in the weather, and I'm done with my classes for the semester. I did another stairway walk today.
This one starts across the street from the Forest Hill walk we did last summer.
Remember the giant urn? There's one over here too.
As stairway walks go, this one was very disappointing. It included no stairs. You'd think stairs would be a prerequisite.
These stairs were off the map. I had to go find them.
Anyhoo, here is what we did see.
One of the most common flower combinations this time of year, Chasmanthe sp. and Salvia leucantha.
And leucadendrons, so popular with gardeners in the last few years, have started to reach mature sizes in front yards all over town. This was one was blazing bright.
Behind this flax were some gigantic Limonium perezii, 3 feet tall and wide.
I don't think I've ever seen a Callistemon hedge before.
For the most part, it worked.
Sometimes you just want to shout, "Stop, stop, stop!"
But I have no power to stop anything. People have the liberty to do whatever they want. I wouldn't have it any other way. Neither perhaps would the Church of Perfect Liberty.
At one point the path took us through open space.
Do they call it "open space" where you are too? Do you ever think about that?
The open space was mostly weeds.
With some native restoration underway.
And some views obscured (or if you prefer, framed) by cypress and eucalyptus.
This is the house on the edge of open space.
And here's someone's scary foot bridge over open space.
In your face.
You might be surprised that San Francisco has a lot of unimproved roads, but we do.
The ground here is very unstable. I'm not sure that it's even worth improving every road.
The road might get twisted around.
Walls are the big thing now.
Walls and stairs.
and open space.
When you can find some.