Category Archives: Urban Hikes

Posts will contain photos/descriptions of plants and gardens seen while walking around SF.

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Urban Hike: Mt. Davidson and the Jebus Stick

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Wow, long time no Urban Hike! Actually, I’ve been out on several. Many, even. For some reason I’ve just neglected to post pix from these journeys. Time to break the trend. 🙂 This summer I’ve explored Golden Gate Park, Mount Sutro, … Continue reading

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Macro Salad

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I was taking our critters, Spoon and Toast, out for a long walk, when a tiny colony of moss on a brick wall caught my gaze. I whipped out the ol’ “macro” close-up setting on my phone’s camera to zero … Continue reading

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boZannical Press: My Latest Pac Hort Article!

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The latest issue of Pacific Horticulture magazine has hit the stands (and the Interwebs) at last. I’ve been giving preludes to my article in recent posts, and here at last is the actual published version. I was thinking, since it was a … Continue reading

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Urban Hike: POPOS Exploration #1

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You’ll recall back in December I posted that I would be exploring San Francisco POPOS (Privately Owned Public Open Spaces), both for my own Urban Hike series and in connection with a piece I’m doing for Pacific Horticulture. My bit will be in the … Continue reading

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Urban Hike: Mt. Tamalpais

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My friend Fennel has been following my Urban Hike posts, and after my Point Bonita Lighthouse one said he could show me the bus route to the top of Mt. Tamalpais, north of SF in Marin County, and take me … Continue reading

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Urban Hike: Yerba Buena Island

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I’ve been getting distracted from blogging on my boZannical Gardens blog. Bummer! Besides having tons of homework to cope with, I have been directing my writing efforts more towards my growing memoir and blog of autobiographical tales. I’ve still been … Continue reading

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Urban Hike: Point Bonita Lighthouse

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Wow, what a day it was yesterday. Gorgeous and clear! It was pretty cold at my house, but once I got to the north end of town on my journey it really wasn’t all that bad. In fact, I was … Continue reading

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Urban Nature: Exploring POPOS

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Living in an urban environment usually means coping with dense populations, cramped quarters, and tall buildings. Often, the premium on space means our own homes are small. Heck, here in SF, they are even considering allowing 220 square foot single … Continue reading

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Urban Hike: Pemberton Steps and Tank Hill

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Yesterday’s Urban Hike took Spoon and me along a path I walk almost every week. I do some some weekly garden maintenance over in the Cole Valley neighborhood of San Francisco. It’s a mostly uphill journey to get there, so … Continue reading

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Urban Hike: Buena Vista Park

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The setting: A beautiful sunny Saturday in San Francisco. Clear skies, and temperatures a brisk upper 50’s in the shade and mid-60’s in the sun. The scene: Your host and his dog enjoy a lengthy walk in and around Buena … Continue reading

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