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A trip around the old neighborhood.


By stan510


Some of the plants around the corner you might say. King-Bangalow palms,Euphorbia ingens- the big cactus like plant. You can also see the hills are now greening up by my home.

Mission Peak. I can see it from my porch. This is a closer view down the road on Mission Blvd. On its peak you can see San Francisco- Marin county, down to San Jose and Silicon Valley.

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Great botanical tour of your Hood Stan. If I were younger i would take a hang glider to the top of that Mission Peak and try to make it to Alcatraz Island in one fell swoop or land in a Silicon Valley corporate park picnic table to have lunch al fresco.

8 Jan, 2016


HA! well,Loose you would have to sail over the width of San Francisco Bay. That's why the great views from the peak.
If you looked inland- You might see the Sierra's on a very clear winters day. In that case,you would be looking right past the central Valley. Or like the TV show calls it - The Big Valley.
It actually gets dusted with snow twice a decade or so.

I should add- those Crows are my neighbors. Been here for decades. What they like to do is pick Walnuts off the tree next to the empty lot...drop them in the street or my driveways and eat the insides when cars run over the walnuts. SMART birds. Ingenious.

8 Jan, 2016


Stan that euphorbia is huge!!!

8 Jan, 2016


You certainly have some spectacular scenery and plants near you.

8 Jan, 2016


Interesting neighbourhood Stan. What's the bird in one of the photos, Some sort of bird of prey.

10 Jan, 2016


Looks like a crow to me. One of those ingenious walnut crackers.

10 Jan, 2016


Crow. I get flocks of them. I have a neighbor who is into Doves. So they and the crows sit side by side on overhead wiring. Black and white in harmony.

16 Jan, 2016

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