Botanical Garden beauties
One great thing about getting my photo files at least partially organized is finding images that I had forgotten about — even ones shot as recently as last summer. Today, with the sun shining in a bright clear sky and a cold north wind gusting, looking back through pictures of the wide variety of plant life gathered into just one corner of the San Francisco Botanical Garden was exactly what I needed.
The beautiful Moreton Bay Fig tree was one of the first things I noticed as I entered the Botanical Garden on this visit — and as soon as I read the little sign identifying it I remembered the famous Moreton Bay fig seen in an episode of California’s Gold that I featured back in May 2019. That particular tree, planted as a sapling in Santa Barbara in 1876, is still very much alive and growing today. It’s actually been a designated historic landmark since 1970. I think the Moreton Bay fig in San Francisco has a long way to go to reach the same proportions as its sibling in Santa Barbara, but just give it time!