Wednesday, December 25, 2013

habitat ~ 12/25/13 ~ San Francisco Botanical Garden

December 25, 2013

We went up to San Francisco on Christmas again.  Get this, it didn't rain like 2012 and 2010.  It was gorgeous.  Of course, with beautiful, sunny weather, the people come out in droves, but I didn't mind too much.  The great thing we've discovered about rain is that it keeps many people indoors, which makes San Francisco feel like a totally different city.  This excursion may become a tradition for us - scenic drive up Hwy 1, House of Bagels, Botanical Garden, finding Le Soleil closed yet again and asking for recommendations from Clement St. locals, visiting with friends, and marveling at the Union Square hubbub.  It was a very good day.

6 comments:

Imperfect and Tense said...

Glad you had a fab day!

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Naturally of course, we do desperately need that rain. The second photo is gorgeous.

John W. Wall said...

We walked past that exact maple tree in the Arboretum. We were just out for a walk, so I didn't have my camera, but I thought about going back down there just to photograph the fallen leaves that carpeted the ground beneath the tree. You caught in great light here. (This is my 3d try to prove I'm not a robot. Maybe I *am* a robot!)

Katie (Nature ID) said...

Thanks, Graeme. It was probably a might bit warmer than where you are.

John, eh, I figure I can't do anything about the rain, so I'm not going to worry about it. In the mean time, I might as well enjoy the comfortable temps.

John W, I kept my eye out for you, because I know that's close to your neighborhood. If anything, I thought you might have been around Stow Lake taking photos of birds. Having trouble with the CAPTCHAs? Sorry, but the spam was getting really rude.

Jennifer said...

Whoa that shot of the tree is sooooo beautiful!

Jeannette said...

Lovely! So glad you had such a fine Christmas day adventure!