Plant ID is very difficult. The end.

Plant ID is very difficult. The end. Because of my newfound hobby of going outside during daylight hours and my late blooming love for the outdoors, I won’t give up so easily.  With the help of a few guide books and some trustworthy internet sites for cross-reference, I think I’ve got one pegged. It’s Yarrow!…

Forest Shower on Mount Sutro in San Francisco

Place: Mount Sutro Time Visited: Thursday, 1pm Crowds: Just a few people in one group and one mountain bike rider Lunch: Arizmendi’s very reasonably priced pizza slice of the day, a cheese roll and any of their sweet baked goods! Arizmendi Bakery Link: Hiking Mt. Sutro Great place to go if you need some crunch of dirt…

Mushrooms of San Francisco 1

Golden Gate Park is a mushroom wonderland.  The variety I’ve seen in just the last three years since spotting my first one is surprising. I haven’t been able to identify most of them even with the aid of a few books. I have read that only a small percentage of mushrooms have been identified. Thousands more have…

Tourist in My Own Town – Fisherman’s Wharf Charm

I have encountered many visitors to SF who have gone to Fisherman’s Wharf at noon on a Sat, on a holiday weekend and have complained that “the city” is disappointing. One, Fisherman’s Wharf is only part of the city and doesn’t tell its whole story and two, if you are going at peak hours, it will…