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Conservatory of Flowers

Last month, I had the opportunity to visit the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park.  This is just an hour south of where I live and yet I have never visited.   423 more words

Flower Designs

San Francisco Style Part 1: Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers in Your Hair

Scott McKenzie’s song ‘San Francisco’ inspired a generation to ‘wear some flowers in their hair’.

A suede jacket with hand sewn patches. Shot at the opening of the De Young Museum’s Summer of Love exhibition… 945 more words


Silently on Saturday: Awaken by Moonglow, A Night Bloom Speaks

As Fridays here on Obzervashunal are now (and have been for some time) about the unveiling the latest, K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge‘ prompt, Saturdays are used to upload the latest in my ‘ 165 more words

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Metson Lake

Metson Lake, south-east of the Polo Field, is an out-of-the-way gem in Golden Gate Park.  Built in 1908 and intended as a reservoir to hold irrigation water for the park,   it opened in conjunction with the Murphy Windmill, a mile away, which pumped water to fill the lake from an underground aquifer near the beach.   69 more words

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San Francisco - Day 4

Tuesday was the 4th of July and we were super excited! Neither of us had ever been in a big city for fireworks so this was quite the change of pace. 1,105 more words

Silently On Saturday: Through the Rushes an Egret Flies

It’s Saturday here on OBZERVASHUNAL, which can only mean one thing. It’s time for another posting in my ongoing, ‘Silently on Saturday‘ series. 131 more words


Eucalyptus at Dusk

One of my favorite times to walk in Golden Gate Park is at dusk.  The great, old trees stand tall, silhouetted against the sky, each one uniquely contorted and top-heavy in a delicate balancing act compensating for limbs lopped off over the years by storms and gardeners.   93 more words

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