Lois Reynolds Mead

Art and a pink monkeyflower in a native plant garden…

Homeland tourist…


Early in the summer, relatives came to stay while they toured San Francisco with their children. It was fun for us to hear about their adventures seeing San Francisco and a seed of an idea took hold in the back of my brain. I had not seen the Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park since I was a college student on vacation visiting roommates who were lucky to have grown up in the City.  The idea was that the next time available, I would try to see some of the iconic attractions that I had not seen in many, many years. The opportunity arrived Monday with the visit of old friends visiting San Francisco. Art museums would not be open so Golden Gate Park beckoned. It was a perfect day with beautiful weather and light crowds (exact at rush hour).

Over the bridge (the old and the new, maybe the last time we will pass over the old)…

IMG_6161First we went to the Botanical Gardens. Now it is on my list of things to do each season…especially must get there in Spring to see cherry blossoms and California natives blooming.

IMG_6162 IMG_6163 IMG_6164 IMG_6191IMG_6166 IMG_6167IMG_6169 IMG_6170 IMG_6171 IMG_6172 IMG_6173 IMG_6174IMG_6176 IMG_6177IMG_6178 IMG_6179 IMG_6180 IMG_6181 IMG_6182 IMG_6183 IMG_6184IMG_6187IMG_6186 IMG_6188 IMG_6189 IMG_6190 IMG_6192 IMG_6193 IMG_6196 IMG_6197 IMG_6199IMG_6195Then across to the Japanese Tea Garden for a tea break…more in the next post…

Author: loisreynoldsmead


2 thoughts on “Homeland tourist…

  1. Kangaroo paw! And I love all those yummy textures. Such bounty. . . .

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