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 […]
A view from outside the Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, August 2016.
Colorful plants and shady paths welcomed me during my August 2021 visit to the New Zealand section of the San Francisco Botanical Garden, Golden Gate Park.
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 […]
The Chinese Pavilion is a fairly recent addition to Golden Gate Park, perched at the east end of Stow Lake’s island. The structure was a gift to San Francisco from her sister city of Tapei, Taiwan, in 1976. Dedicated in 1981, Golden Gate Park received the Chinese Pavilion as a gift from San Francisco’s sister city, Taipei, Taiwan. The Pavilion […]
A cool, overcast day in late August was the perfect setting for me as I wandered through the Temperate Asia section of the San Francisco Botanical Garden. It’s really difficult for me to choose a favorite experience from my visit to this beautiful arboretum — but walking through the small bamboo forest on this soft late-summer morning is certainly right […]
Scenes from my walk around Stow Lake in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park in August 2021.
Tucked away in a shady corner of the San Francisco Botanical Garden’s Temperate Asia section, I found this rock commemorating a visit by the Emperor and Empress of Japan in October 1975.
This artificial waterfall on Stow Lake is yet another reason to fall in love with San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. After arriving in the park via Muni bus, I spent a fun weekday morning exploring the eastern half of the lake and its island. Even though there were plenty of other people around me on these popular hiking/running trails, at […]