September 10th, 2015

Stow Lake

Stow Lake


On Saturday, after doing an errand in San Francisco, D. and I went to Golden Gate Park and took a walk around Stow Lake and it artificial island Strawberry Hill.  Here are some of the pics I took.


Boat 54, where are you?





A gull bobs on the water.





A merganser looks for little fish to eat.





It's grooming time for this mallard.





Dog and ducks.  Good thing he's on a leash.





Paddle boats and rowboats are available to rent for an enjoyable spin around the lake.





One of the many mallards on the lake.





A blackberry blossom catches the afternoon sun.





One of the 2 stone bridges spanning the lake's shore onto Strawberry Hill.





Berries beginning to ripen signal summer's end.





A flower spike reaches up past fern fronds into the sun's rays.





A view from Strawberry Hill across Stow Lake to the Sutro Tower atop Mt. Sutro.





The decortive railings of the Chinese pagoda on Strawberry Hill, a gift given to Golden Gate Park in 1976 from San Francisco's sister city Taipei.





The pond next to the pagoda is a peaceful place to observe nature.





It's a beautiful day to enjoy Stow Lake.





Another mallard in the lake, near the pagoda.





Trees on Strawberry Hill in the late afternoon light.





Free-range art: a piece of weaving incorporating sections of tree branches hanging from a limb above the shore of the lake sways in the wind.




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