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.
Some golf-ball-size peaches growing half wild at the edge of the Payran Street pumping station in mid-June.
When they ripened in early July, still the size of golf balls, I made a chutney.
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.
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.
The banks of the river are thick with fennel, and by mid-August it was all blooming.
Here’s the foot of the Lynch Creek Train bordered in fennel. Smells great!
And the path along the flood wall taken from the Payran Street Bridge.
The little aspen grove at the Payran Street pumping station parklet.
The raging torrent of Lynch Creek in late September.
A Sequoia sempervirens planted outside my apartment complex when it was built in 1984. They grow fast when they’re young.
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.
And finally, here’s yer damn flower shot.