LXV: A Reign of Roses

I've never known anyone to take so many pictures of flowers. She goes about her garden in the mornings and afternoons, snapping photos of all her roses, her camellias . . . I'll grudgingly admit they're a fine lot, but does she really need so many pictures?

This is the camellia.

And then it was our turn to inspect said plants. Out front . . .

They're not all roses. These ones are a kind of ground cover that open when the full sun falls on them. They quite suit John, I think.

Geraniums, too.

No idea what this is. With my luck, it's a flowering weed of some kind. But I do rather like the color. Goes nice with my coat and scarf.

And in the back garden . . .

Biggest flower I'd ever seen. Bigger than my head.

Thorns not so comfortable to stand on, however.
 And for a bit of fun, some "hidden pictures."


LXIV: A Long Walk Off a Short . . .

This past Saturday was quite busy. We took BART to

and did a lot of walking. It was a beautiful day, and the sights were nice . . .

The Ferry Building 
Scenic sailing
The Bay Bridge
It got warm, so I opened my coat.
Eventually we came to

A good view of Alcatraz from there:

And a somewhat hazier one of the Golden Gate that day:

Certainly no such visit is complete without going to look at some sea lions.

I honestly don't see the appeal, but John liked them.
Also, a jellyfish.

There is a merry-go-round (or carousel as some prefer). She does seem to enjoy those rather much.

You can't see it here, but she was riding a giant rabbit.
A lot of eating, too. Here we are at a café

I have another of us at the Hard Rock but she won't let me post it because she doesn't like how she looks in it.

There was an odd little arbor, too . . . A kind of playhouse made of vines growing around a wire frame . . .

On the whole, a good if tiring day. As the weather improves, I anticipate ever more outings. Stay tuned.