Woo-hoo! I received this message from WordPress this morning …
After bread and (sparkling) water, the next thing a person needs is, of course, raspberries … and then flowers (blue and yellow irises, in this case)!
The San Francisco F car, rolling through the intersection of 8th and Market — wasn’t standing quite far enough away from it to get the whole thing!
Lots of flowers spilling over fences these days!
A couple years ago these pages featured a photo (here) of this “rare Berkeley native” in its blue phase; here it is in green phase, appropriately surrounded by drought-resistant succulents!
Rose hips doing a convincing imitation of cherry tomatoes!
Hanging basket of crimson flowers crowned by an afternoon sunbeam (against a background of another weathered fence!)~
Two beautifully worn garage doors framed by red tiles, a yellow-blossoming tree, and palm leaves, all gently cross-hatched with slanting shadows ~
The letters and photos from the summer of ’64 are finished for now … to be continued next summer after I’ve scanned the rest of the slides!
Second in a series of blossoms spilling over weathered wood fences; see the first one here. That one I dubbed Art Nouveau Nature; this one is more … Anne of Green Gables?
I think this blue–especially the shade on the left side of the picture–counts as cerulean. In any case, it’s very pretty! Find a nice little history of the color here, including a note that the word cerulean comes from the Latin word for sky (caelum). The clouds? I think they may be “cumulus fractus” clouds, described here as “small, ragged cloud fragments” with a “jagged, shredded appearance”–yes, these definitely had a kind of torn look!