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.
It’s been a busy year as I’ve prepared for my solo exhibit at the San Francisco Botanical Garden, in Golden Gate Park. But it’s almost here now and everything’s coming together. “The Park: A Love Story,” with landscapes and flora from Golden Gate Park, will run from September 1 – December 31. If you live in the area or are visiting, I hope you’ll stop in for a look! I especially look forward to seeing friends at the Artist’s Reception on September 15, 5 – 7 p.m. (There will be other events during the run … more later …)
This piece, “Strawberry Hill Path,” is printed large for the show. The base capture came on the first of June this year. Little did I know how completely its foggy scene would foretell this extraordinarily foggy summer — even for the west side! — in San Francisco.