March 30 was National Take a Walk in the Park Day. Yes, really. You don’t have to ask me twice to do that. Golden Gate Park is awash in flowers after our winter rains, but my two favorite takeaways from a morning walk were images of leaves. Here they are, maple leaves from the AIDS Memorial Grove, and as-yet-unidentified large leaves found near the Lily Pond.
San Francisco has seen a lot of early blooms this fall, although, it might be fair to ask, “early” from whose perspective? Perhaps the flowers think they’re blooming just on time. Here are two takes on a black-bearded sugarbush seen on Thanksgiving Day (November 24) at the San Francisco Botanical Garden.