On Saturday D. had a photo shoot in San Francisco, and in the afternoon we spent a little while at Starr King Open Space in the Potrero to enjoy the views, and I took some pics there before it was time for us to leave for the Castro so D. could take his pics there.
A glimpse of Starr King Elementary School, across the street from the park.
The views from this hilltop open space are amazing: west to the Sutro Tower, northwest over the Mission toward Buena Vista Park, and north-northwest toward Mt. Tamalpais.
A butterfly rests momentarily on the side of an equipment shed.
Someone has gone to great lengths to make this memorial out of a split log, whose message is now illegible.
A little Homer-Buddha contemplates the Universe on a platform on the hillside.
A rough-hewn bench catches the hazy afternoon light.
Overhead a ferruginous hawk (Buteo regalis) soars.
Two ravens chase a red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) above the hillside.
Across the street we see a colorful ladybug mural on the side of the Potrero Hill Health Center.
Yellow daisies and walking iris.
A peek at the back of Starr King Elementary School, across the street from the park.
A Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) butterfly pauses on a rock to soak up some sunshine.
One last look southeast toward San Francisco Bay before we move on.