I can finally feel at ease about doing my Tumblr Tuesday posts on days other than Tuesdays. Why, you ask? Because I’ve just gone and changed the name of the category to Tumblr Salad. That solves my whole conundrum that I’ve been kvetching about in previous posts. There. Don’t we all feel better now? Life can now resume. 🙂
I’ve relabeled the category, so all my previous Tuesday posts will now turn up in the Salad category, but I don’t feel like going back through every previous post to change the titles and all that. Deal with it. We’ll be fine.
The premise is still the same: it’s a periodic (not necessarily Tuesday-based) tossed salad of photos I’ve posted on my boZannical Tumblr. Welcome to my first “official” post under the new heading of Tumblr Salad!
A bumblebee happily collecting pollen on a profusely flowering Persian carpet (Drosanthemum floribundum.)
I came across this “free bookstore” on the front fence of someone’s garden! It’s on the steps that are 22nd St, above Diamond.
A favorite color of mine, I love ochre yellows. The bricks are great frame for it.
Peekaboo on Noe. Wisteria coming through pittosporum.
Me and my love of blue. Don’t you just love the way it sets off the color of this Pittosporum? Below Tank Hill on Belgrave St.
Lupine at Tank Hill.
Yesterday at Tank Hill, enjoying the northward view of the Golden Gate and the Marin Headlands.
At Flora Grubb Gardens: Agapetes ‘Ludgvan Cross’.
This freestyle assignment is “Two or More Containers.”
My “Straight Lines Freestyle” arrangement from Ikebana class. The stems are the spent flowers and growing seed pods from montbretia (Crocosmia) and the flowers are from a succulent Calendrinia spectabilis.
Some bleeding hearts on Collingwood.
Flowers of Sarracenias in the sink bog at Flora Grubb Gardens.
Agave ‘Blue Glow’ somewhere in Eureka Valley. 21st St, I do believe.
I usually only edit photos to crop, but got a new app and started playing with color editing…
Gorgeous poppies on Collingwood.
So perplexing. Is this attractive to someone, or does it just sell because it’s SO bizarre that people just have to have one? Go, Lowe’s.
Leucodendron on Shrader.
The beauty of a poppy shriveling in the heat, on the corner of Carmel and Belvedere.
Pretty Hollywood juniper “cones.”
Fuchsias on Shrader.
Beautiful combo of daffodils and grasses at 21st St and Collingwood.
My neighbors up the street have this FANTASTIC colorful carpet of succulents at their doorstep.
Japanese maple at Flora Grubb Gardens.
An interesting spin on the classic picket fence.
Red flowers of Pittosporum.
Flowering Monterey cypress.
Scilla peruviana at City College.
This statue cracks me up. Methinks it’s a drag queen, judging by her, um, “package.”
A Norfolk Island pine on 22nd St.
Leucospermum and Aeonium in bloom.
A pincushion (Leucospermum spp) at 22nd and Castro.
Flowering cherries juxtaposed with the corner of the Forest Hill Muni station.
Parrot’s beak (Lotus maculatus ‘Amazon Sunset’) at the Castro St streetcar stop.
At a loss for words. Fake roses, tulips, and pansies in a garden. The roses even have hot glue “water droplets.”
Nice grouping of Agave attenuata and Phormium up on Douglass St.
Stinky Amorphophallus konjac as a houseplant!
I love this colorful house on Gennessee in the Sunnyside neighborhood (by City College.)
A wasp nest found on the underside of a houseplant at Flora Grubb Gardens.
“Horizontal Freestyle” Ikebana I made. Melianthus major and grass seedheads.
My ikebana arrangement for “Vertical Freestyle.” Japanese maples and anemones.
A denuded Boston ivy on 20th/Noe.
Fuchsias ready to pop open.
Boy parts and girl parts of the Douglas Fir.
I enjoy the unusual plant selection in this formal garden in Dolores Heights (20th or Cumberland, I forget.) Tea tree and hopseed pruned into cones to mimic the more common conifer cones.
Pink echium on 20th St.
Beautiful blue echium on Noe.
Bleeding hearts in a restaurant patio in Guerneville.
A maple relative up in Guerneville.
Seed pods up in Guerneville.
Camellia (cultivar name forgotten) in our garden.
Pieris japonica Haviland in our garden.
In this one, I highlighted the folly of planting a water-loving tree like Queen palms in a tiny tiny opening where it’s difficult for water to get to it.
And, just for the heck of it, here’s a gratuitous little gallery of pix of my dog, Spoon. I started the Tumbler “Life of Spoon” recently, cuz she’s just so darn photogenic. 🙂
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