A rotating exhibit of the things I love most about living in San Francisco.

weekend in pictures, 14-15 Aug 2010

With nearly 10 hours of gardening in the back yard, my muscles are tired but happy from moving rocks, pots and plants much of the weekend. My reward was seeing the view Sunday, late afternoon; while I was down in the garden with friends Dick and Matte Gray, shafts of light illuminated the newly-planted plants, turning them a shimmering gold. It was so beautiful!

The weekend included visits from not only Matte Gray, whom I want to thank for the beautiful aloe, but also visits from the Bamboo Whisperer, Bob & Andy. I had TONS of help from, and quality time with, my superstar upstairs neighbor, Dick. Thanks Dick! and thanks to all for coming to check out the garden, and for the wonderful contributions! The garden reflects the love everyone has brought to it!

The weekend also included a great meals at B&A’s house on Saturday and on Sunday, at Heart Restaurant for their “Spaghetti Sundays” – house-made pasta & meatballs, a wonderfully fresh salad & garlic bread, all incredibly well prepared– this restaurant certainly deserves all the praise it gets from the foodie community.

This was a mighty fine weekend, indeed!

Friday night movie at the Castro Theater, newly restored version of Fritz Lang's Metropolis

Friday night movie at the Castro Theater, newly restored version of Fritz Lang's Metropolis

Organist still plays the Wurlitzer prior to the start of the film at the Castro Theater

Organist still plays the Wurlitzer prior to the start of the film at the Castro Theater

newly planted bamboo in the back yard

newly planted bamboo in the back yard; I spent about 10 hours there this weekend!

san francisco skyline as seen from home

a beautiful evening in SF; san francisco skyline as seen from home

oh no, a house fire near 17th and Mission Streets, on Rondel!

oh no, a house fire near 17th and Mission Streets, on Rondel! Foul play is suspected and 20 people were displaced as a result. Sad.

late afternoon light on the succulents in my garden

late afternoon light on the succulents in my garden

one of my favorite succulents, Echeveria ‘Topsy Turvy‘

one of my favorite succulents, Echeveria ‘Topsy Turvy‘

"Spaghetti Sundays" night at Heart Wine Bar and Restaurant on Valencia St, SF

"Spaghetti Sundays" night at Heart Wine Bar and Restaurant on Valencia St, SF

romaine salad with anchovie/olive oil dressing, radishes at Heart Restaurant, SF

delicious & simple: romaine salad with anchovie/olive oil dressing, radishes at Heart Restaurant, SF

among the best I've ever had; spaghetti and meatballs at Heart Restaurant

among the best I've ever had; spaghetti and meatballs at Heart Restaurant

beautiful scooter ride home to Hancock Street, the sunset a brilliant orange and pink

beautiful scooter ride home to Hancock Street, the sunset a brilliant orange and pink

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