San Francisco Botanical Garden

Sugarbush, Take Two

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.


Cloud Forest Lemonade

One challenge in photographing early in the park — I’d guess pretty much any park, anywhere, in sunny season — is working around sprinklers. On the other hand, if life gives you lemons, etc etc etc.  In case the hanging passion vine didn’t give it away, these images were taken (this morning, actually) in the Mesoamerican Cloud Forest area of the San Francisco Botanical Garden.