November 18th, 2021

San Francisquito Creek

San Francisquito Creek


Here are pics from a visit to part of the San Francisquito Creek bed (and nearby neighborhood streets) on Monday.


Looking upstream through a tunnel under Chaucer St.





"The coolest spot in Paradise . . . " is apparently in the San Francisquito Creek bed. 





This creek bed contains less trash than others in this area, but there are some notable items.  First, a tire.





This trash is cash!





One of several golf balls along the creek bed.





Household safes pried open and jewelry boxes emptied, likely from a home robbery in the neighborhood.





Graffiti on a retaining wall.







Fallen cottonwood leaves make bright splashes of yellow against the dark sand.





A little toy construction guy, covered with sand.





A buckeye.





Looking upstream prior to going back up out of the creek bed and onto surface streets.





The most-secure pumpkin in Palo Alto.





♪♫♪ Ah-oooooo, Werewolves of Palo Alto . . . ♪♫♪





Autumn foliage.





Um, no thanks. 





A cute pumpkin and brilliant Japanese maple foliage create a festive autumn feeling.




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