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When Imagination Fails, There’s Always Boxwood

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Not long ago I came across a plant that threw me for a loop. It was a California native plant, flannel bush (Fremontodendron californicum) that had been pruned into a topiary cube. At first, I was offended. Its natural form … Continue reading

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Tumblr Salad and Some New Writing

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Looks like it’s been a couple of weeks since my last Tumblr Salad gallery of shots from the boZannical Tumblr, and much has happened since then! Many of my photos this time are from a bit farther afield than usual. … Continue reading

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Philodendron Love

Recently I came across the video below and just had to share it. The not-so-subtle sexiness is really quite amusing, not to mention it’s just fascinating to see what’s done to pollinate them outside of their native habitat. I took … 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: 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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Coastal Hazards: Hiking for Geology, Round 2

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This is a little bit of a diversion from my usual topics of gardens and plants, but the recreational aspect here warrants including my geology class field trip along the lines of my Urban Hike series. This is not so … Continue reading

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Urban Hike: Corona Heights

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This city really is an amazing place to get outdoors, I tell ya. It’s still such a young city for one with so much culture, and it’s impressive just how much open space has been set aside for public enjoyment. … Continue reading

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