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Filbert Step (San Francisco)

This morning, my coworker Ed invited me to go with him up the Filbert Steps on Telegraph Hill (San Francisco), which is just 2 blocks away from my work. So at lunchtime, we started our trek, well equiped with our cameras.

I was amazed at the beauty of the gardens along the steps. The homeowners there must have buku bucks, because those propeties have such a lovely view.

We eventually ended up at the Coit Tower atop Telegraph Hill. I didn't realize how close Coit Tower is to my work.

Click on any of the following photos to view my flickr photo set entitled "Filbert Steps, San Francisco (April 2006)" containing 26 photos.



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the_eyeball_kid
Apr. 19th, 2006 08:07 am (UTC)
These are beautiful pictures. I love the lady bug, the pipe and of course the albutilon 'nabob' because I have one. You have a really good eye.
joeysplanting
Apr. 24th, 2006 08:05 am (UTC)
Thank you the_eyeball_kid for you compliments. I'll glad you liked them... and thank you for identifying the Albutilion 'Nabob' :)
bezigebij
Apr. 19th, 2006 09:02 am (UTC)
Great pictures. I really need to get to San Fransisco.

Ok, some id's:

White flower - Looks like an Ornithogalum, but it might also be an Allium. As to exactly which sort...

Arrowhead shaped leaves - This is an Ipomoea, a genus to which both Morning Glories and Sweet Potatoes belong.

Limey Ivy - Pathenocissus tricuspidata

Red Flower - Yes, Abutilon

Purple Flower - A perennial geranium - Most likely a cultivar of Geranium sanquineum

The tropical trees, I'm not so sure about, but the one looks a bit like a Ceoanthus and the other a bit like a Callistemon...
joeysplanting
Apr. 24th, 2006 08:06 am (UTC)
Thank you, bezigebij :) Wow, thank you so much for the ID's... You really know your plants! :)
princessbride42
Apr. 19th, 2006 12:14 pm (UTC)
I love that hike and subsequent view.

I wish I had that much money for my garden!
joeysplanting
Apr. 24th, 2006 08:08 am (UTC)
Yup, it was a nice hike... although, I think I'm out of shape and my legs were sore the next day.
greenminions
Apr. 19th, 2006 12:47 pm (UTC)
I wish someone would beautify all the stairs around here!
joeysplanting
Apr. 24th, 2006 08:09 am (UTC)
I think it's rare to see a group of wonderful gardens :)
blowtorch_betty
Apr. 19th, 2006 03:49 pm (UTC)
Beautiful pictures!
joeysplanting
Apr. 24th, 2006 08:10 am (UTC)
Thank you kristan_m :)
being_peace
Apr. 20th, 2006 02:49 am (UTC)
Aw, thank you so much for posting those. I hike that hill every time I'm in the city, and those gardens on the Filbert side are my favorite. If I could live anywhere in the world, I'd live there. Every time there's a "for rent" sign, I write down the number, even though I know I'll never call it because I know I'd never be able to afford it =)
joeysplanting
Apr. 24th, 2006 08:11 am (UTC)
I did notice a "For Rent" sign on that hike, and I was thinking that the rent would be really high.
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