THE HORTICULTURIST’S GARDEN

Some specific learned skills are really mind boggling to me.
One is people who can build a bridge and figure out how to distribute weight that an uncountable number of cars can daily drive over it, without collapsing!

This is known locally as the Bay bridge in San Francisco, but is actually a complex of bridges, designed by Charles Purcell, 1936 and opened  half a year before the  Golden Gate bridge. The Bay bridge is built in roughly two equal section and spans the San Francisco Bay area, which is a direct road between San Fran and Oakland (Wikipedia).
Tue Treasures. Tue Travel

 

 

What actually brought me to take out the camera was the plant below.  It is only natural that a horticulturist has some plants not so common in his own garden. With this passion flower, he was actually more interested in the fruit (on left toward the bottom of image) than the flower.
ABC -N, Floral Fri Foto, Fri Bliss

 

 

While visiting his family for lunch, I looked through the patio door. These looked a little bit like big apples, but the branches on which they grew, were very different from an apple tree. Also, I didn’t see a tree trunk, and it also looked higher than an apple tree. When I asked, he replied, it’s a pomegranate bush (not tree!).
Nature Notes, Natur Donnerstag

 

 

Talking about specific skills, I thought this was a beautiful door of the Mechanics Institute Library in San Francisco’s business district.
It is a cultural center. Originally founded in 1854 to serve the needs of the out-of-work gold miners. Now it serves readers, writers, downtown employees, students, film lovers and chess players (Wikipedia)
Is that your convertible that is reflected in the door (the one standing in front)?
Thurs. Door, Weekend Reflection

 

 

At the end of the day the clouds decided on a whimsical design. The sunset cooperated with a pure pink to liven it up.
Makro Tex- October , Sky Watch, Pink Saturday

 

Thanks to All the Hosts
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Tue Treasures * Travel Tue * Pictoral Tue * Nature Notes *
ABC Wed.-N * Communal Global * Sun Snap *
Thurs. Door * Thankful Thurs * Fri Bliss*
*Natur Donnerstag * Floral Fri Photo * Sky Watch * Weekend Reflections * Fri Photo Journal * Fri Photo Friends * Pink Sat. *

44 thoughts on “THE HORTICULTURIST’S GARDEN

  1. Gorgeous sky. I also like your other photos and post commentary. I found your blog through Skywatch Friday.

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  2. You gave me something else to explore. I am always reading something and then I go and learn more. Now I want to know more about bridges and how that works….Michelle

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  3. Passion Flowers grow wild here on my Kentucky farm. They are beautiful, but I haven’t harvested their fruit. Thanks for linking up today and have a GREAT weekend!

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    1. Thank you Jean! Forgot you know the Mediterranean veggies and fruit! Did your years in Spain effect what you eat? For me it did. In summer for at least 4 months we eat nothing but salads (as the main meal)/.How’s your book coming along? Where are you at in the process?

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    2. We eat a lot more salads now, after living in Spain and I grew to like the taste of olives and olive oil. Writing has been a hard slog this year, my discipline and routine is not as good as usual but I’m loving the research and storyline of this book, thank you for asking, Jesh.

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  4. The pinks clouds are very pretty. I’ve been fortunate to SF twice and these shots stir up fond memories. I do hope to go back again someday 🙂

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    1. You probably went at the right time to the Amalfi coast – less tourists:) Had the weather cooled down yet?
      San Francisco has more to see inside the city, whereas in L.A. it’s more in the beach cities and the L.A. basin.

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  5. I’ve never been to San Francisco, not even through the airport going elsewhere! Your photos are beautiful. The history behind the Mechanics Institute Library is interesting. Someday I’ll get there…

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    1. Thanks for coming by:) We used to live in L.A.’s suburbs, so if we would go to a big city it would be abroad (I know, spoiled brats), so we never had been to San Fran, till we moved to the Sacramento area, and we had to pick up our son from the airport in San Fran.

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  6. The clouds look like a tiara to me. I wonder if there is a pink tiara. I thought that was the Bay Bridge. In my younger days, a friend borrowed my car to go to Berkeley. On her way home to the City, the muffler fell off. I was very glad it was her and not me.

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  7. I know!!! I’ve never been able to understand how people build bridges (or tunnels!) Loved the apple tree and the puffy pink clouds! Have a great week!

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  8. Nature is precious isn’t it? I do wish though that more people would realise that

    Mindboggling things are numerous… thankfully every person has his/her own talent and together we can reach the seemingly impossible

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  9. Around 3 or 4 years ago, we replaced our fence in the back to a chain link and in order to get some privacy from the neighbors we went hunting for any climbing plant. We fell in love with the passion flower and when we found it the guy in the nursery told us that eventually the vine would also produce fruits (passion fruit). I love passion fruit since we had plants while I was growing up. Last year, we had 2 fruits. This year, we had too much and just awesome.

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  10. Engineering bridges that stay up and hold the weight they do on a daily basis, plus ships the size of a building that can float, and planes that fly boggles my mind. It’s amazing stuff.

    The sky color and clouds are gorgeous.

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    1. Hi, couldn’t see where to comment on your post of high altitudes of Yosemite Nat. Park – have done my smaller plein air paintings from Yosemite (lover altitudes, so I would have more time to paint). Never get enough painting done there! Please, let me know “where” your comment section is – thanks!

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  11. I have a passion flower in the garden and I love the intricate flowers. Although the fruit grows it never ripens unfortunately. We seem to run out of sunshine before that happens. Interesting photos of San Francisco. I have to trust that engineers have got their sums right and bridges won’t break in half as I cross.

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  12. I can’t even think too much about the skill it takes to build such things as bridges and elevators and skyscrapers and what happens if they made a mistake. …. if I did, I’d be afraid to leave the house…..beautiful sky … and I guess I knew there was such a thing as passion fruit, but never thought about it being the same plant as that beautiful and interesting flower (which we see in Florida).

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    1. Thank you! for many beautiful skies I just point my camera up toward the sky on the deck in the back, or walk across the street from my house:) This one was seen from my front door, pointing up. I consider myself privileged!

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