Monastery stones

On my most recent trip to the San Francisco Botanical Garden (formerly the Strybing Arboretum) last August I discovered a fascinating bit of history just along the southeast edge near the main gate. Tucked behind the library, there is a quiet little patio surrounded by a collection of medieval stone blocks. These stones have traveled a very long way from their point of origin, both in time and space — but they look right at home here in this peaceful city oasis.

Monastery stone with Peruvian lily and squirrel

Euphorbia ‘Nothowlee’ Blackbird

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