We worked a job that afforded us this view yesterday--
In winter, this creek is full. Summertime sees a wee trickle of water. There were a few minnows in the deeper parts of the creek. Blue damsel flies were everywhere & we saw one black and yellow swallowtale flitting about.
Above is a snap I took of Lake Merced, a fresh water lake near the Pacific Ocean. It was originally called Laguna de Nuestra Señora de la Merced in 1770s by a Spanish explorer. Lake Merced is my jogging spot. It's about 4.5 miles around & affords the visitor some lovely views.
This massive beast is a red peppercorn tree at another client's house down the peninsula. I had no idea peppercorn trees grew here. The client invited us to take some peppercorn branches home, if we wanted, but they were too high up the tree to grab. -nice gesture, however.
During a walk the other week, we spied a stand of redwood trees is in McLaren Park, the second largest park in San Francisco. The park is about a mile from my house. I'm grateful that I'm able to walk to it whenever I'd like.