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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Summer In The Garden #5 - Pink Cosmos

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Monday, July 28, 2008

Summer In The Garden #4 - Water Droplets on Crocosmia

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It was foggy and drippy until just before I snapped this photo.

When the sun came out and made the water droplets sparkle.




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Sunday, July 27, 2008

SF Nasturtiums

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Taken just off these steps, hopefully some day these will scramble all over the hillside.





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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

San Francisco's Moraga Steps

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Straight as an arrow from the top of these steps at 15th Avenue, Moraga heads swiftly west to the Pacific Ocean stopping briefly at 19th to skirt the historic Shriner's hospital complex. From the view here at the top, it seems you could just jump over it and continue your breakneck journey through the Sunset District and across the Great Highway until the pounding surf arrests your flight.


That is if, when you reach the bottom of the steps, you do not look back. For if you looked behind you, back up the steps, the vision before your eyes would surely stop you in your tracks.





Scroll back up to the top photo. Then scroll back down. Amazing, isn't it? Amazing and beautiful. You can click here to read the story behind this work of art, but don't forget to come back and enjoy the rest of the photos.


Here we go on a photo excursion from the bottom to the top. Do stop along the way to click on the photos for larger, more detailed images.



Detail of the mosaic tile work
Serpentines

Garden of flowers and birds


Moonlight and fishes


Moon and stars


Sunshine at the top

A special thank you to my dear friend Susan. I love our walks and I love you.


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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Summer In The Garden #3 - Tiger Lily

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Monday, July 14, 2008

Summer In The Garden #2 - Ruffled Pink Poppy

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Saturday, July 12, 2008

Summer in the Garden #1 - Baby Blue Hydrangea

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Friday, July 11, 2008

The Hatchling

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Yesterday morning this was empty and . . .



this was drying her wings nearby.



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Thursday, July 10, 2008

She Who Waits...

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Ever vigilant, Grandmother Rock watches the sea, even in the fog.





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Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Sulphur Butterfly Chrysalis

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Attached to the side of the greenhouse by what looks to be one very slender thread, I believe this is the chrysalis of a Sulphur Butterfly. It stands to reason given this. I'm hoping to catch it hatching in a few more days.




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Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Hello Holly!

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Click here to see the entire flower.





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Monday, July 07, 2008

Honeybees and Poppy Seeds

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Honey bees. We've been bemoaning the loss of honey bees in the garden for several years now. When the poppies started sprouting up every where this spring, I left them alone even though I wanted to spread the compost pile in which they were growing throughout the garden. I'm so glad I didn't. Honey bees are here in full force. A little wild, a little agressive, but I give them a wide berth and we get along just fine.


Pollen depleted

Visions of poppyseed cake!


Do click on the bee photo to get a close up. One is in flight. Lucky me.




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