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.