The Rest of the Riverside

It will be an awesome responsibility in November to select the candidate by whom i want my country to be destroyed.


Back in August, i posted a photo essay on the flora along the riverbank near my apartment using pics i’d taken in the late winter and spring.  I’ll finish that now with summer and fall photos.

Let’s start with some blooming grass.

blooming grass


Some golf-ball-size peaches growing half wild at the edge of the Payran Street pumping station in mid-June.

Payran Street peaches


When they ripened in early July, still the size of golf balls, I made a chutney.

Petaluma River peaches


I included in the August photoessay a shot of these plums hanging over the flood wall when they were still green.  At this point in mid-June they were ripe enough to make a chutney, and a couple of weeks later i made two batches of jam.

Floodwall plums


In that earlier river post, i included a shot of the blackberry vines hanging over the flood wall covered in blossoms.  Here they are with the first fruit on them.  I made several batches of blackberry jelly with these throughout the summer and then turned out a crisp with the last of ’em in September.

Petaluma River blackberries


The banks of the river are thick with fennel, and by mid-August it was all blooming.

Petaluma River fennel


Here’s the foot of the Lynch Creek Train bordered in fennel.  Smells great!

Lynch Creek Trail fennel


And the path along the flood wall taken from the Payran Street Bridge.



The little aspen grove at the Payran Street pumping station parklet.

Payran Street pumping station aspens


The raging torrent of Lynch Creek in late September.

Lynch Creek pouring into the Petaluma River


A Sequoia sempervirens planted outside my apartment complex when it was built in 1984.  They grow fast when they’re young.

Sequoia sempervirens on the Petaluma River


And finally, an oak tree on the riverbank beside one of the complex’s playgrounds.  There are twenty oak species native to California, but as best i can determine, the ones planted here are Quercus kelloggii.

Quercus kelloggii?


And finally, here’s yer damn flower shot.

flower shot

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