For my birthday, my husband and I decided to head to San Francisco for an extended weekend.
Here’s a quick roundup of the trip in pictures–of plants.
San Francisco sits in a rather temperate, yet roughly windblown area of the country so all manner of plants do well there, given the appropriate shelter. I’m sure I would, too!
The Castro: Obligatory visit to gay command central, where we work on our agenda and all that jazz. It’s filled with quaint shops, eateries and all things colorful, including the plant displays and tucked away gardens.
Twin Peaks: The second highest elevation in San Francisco, just behind the much less popular Mt. Davidson. That high up, just off the Pacific is a lot of wind and not much shelter from the elements. Even so, plants find a way to cope.
Golden Gate Park: One could spend days here and still not experience it all. Gardens, museums, vistas, people, etc. Here are a few highlights.
Western Cliffs: Sunset.
The Hills of San Francisco: Because they’re everywhere–and filled with plants of all kinds.
Muir Woods: A place of magic and reverence. If possible, I’d like to have a redwood sapling planted over my body when I’m done using it.
Marin Headlands: Former missile silos & military lookouts, now abandoned & some absolutely stellar, albeit chilly sunset viewing opportunities.