I was walking by the river on the path and I started to move to the side to allow a bicyclist to pass by. I suddenly realized I didn’t want to move too far over…
However, I’d rather have this guy than deal with all the bugs he must be eating. (sadly, the leaves are in focus and not the spider but that’s the way things go sometimes!)
Beautiful weather recently – I took advantage and got my lunch from a local food truck and walked down to the river to eat. This was my view. I should do this more often!
I needed to take my car for service. For most people this means finding someone else to follow them so they have a ride home. However, I realized the service garage is four miles from my house and that is completely walkable! So I drove there, dropped off my car, and headed home. This meant I was walking a route that I don’t usually walk, so I got to see new things. I ran across these metal rusty palm trees – they look super cool and I would have them in my yard.
My last evening in San Francisco a group of us looked for a place to eat near our hotel. I found this little mom-and-pop shop on Google Maps and it had really great reviews, so we walked there. It was very tiny and they were a little freaked out when our group of nine walked in, but they handled it well. The food was fantastic and the prices were very reasonable (and I got my sushi fix!)
However, many of us in the group were chemists and we all immediately had the same thought about this logo design – “that looks like hazard warnings!”
The deep purple color of this flower was so intense it was almost difficult to look at.
There were some incredible succulent plantings near my hotel by the San Francisco airport.
This one reminded me of Little Shop of Horrors:
There were many lovely large plantings of lantana around the area where my hotel was. Where I live we need to keep it in pots to overwinter inside or treat it as an annual. Such a gorgeous flower.