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“Leavings” from A Walk in the Park

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.

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.