Carmen Bunky Dahlia Very Pink

This photo shows a beautiful Carmen Bunky dahlia photographed at The Dahlia Garden in Golden Gate Park in The City of San Francisco. The Dahlia is the official flower of The City of San Francisco. The garden is located just east of the San Francisco Conservatory of flowers.


Replace A Thought Of War By A Thought Of Peace

There is nothing so heartbreaking and terrible as an outburst of human savagery! I charge you all that each one of you concentrate all the thoughts of your heart on love and unity. When a thought of war comes, oppose it by a stronger thought of peace. A thought of hatred must be destroyed by…

Blossoms scattered by wind

Blossoms are scattered by the wind and the wind cares nothing, but the blossoms of the heart no wind can touch. ~ Yoshida Kenko "Yoshida Kenko (1284 – 1350) was a Japanese author and Buddhist monk," according to Wikipedia. "His most famous work is Tsurezuregusa (Essays in Idleness) ~ one of the most studied works…

Hakone Wisteria Will Soon Bloom

Hakone Gardens in Saratoga, Calif., will soon erupt with a  profusion of cherry, wisteria and other blossoms. The Hakone blooming season usually takes off in early to mid-March, with wisteria blossoms often appearing later in March. Hakone is nestled in Silicon Valley's foothills.<

Hakone Cherry Blossoms Upcoming

It is nearly cherry blossom blooming season at Hakone Gardens in Saratoga, Calif. This is a photo I took several years ago. There is a modest charge to enter Hakone, but it's well worth paying; in fact, I recommend purchasing a membership to support the estate. If you live in the Bay Area, you can then…