Wild plums bloom toward the end of January around Albany and Berkeley. Saturday we went on our annual pilgrimage to my favorite spot in Tilden Park to see them. I have photographed the cluster of trees at Brookside trail head, picture 2, for many years. This year I had to crop it because there were too many parked cars near it to give it any impact. Some years I shiver in the rain alone but it was 73 this year which brought everyone with a car out for a stroll in the park.
I included the palm tree photo and the bear fountain because they are take from Marine Ave a very steep hill that I can only photograph if I am a passenger. The bear fountain is over 100 years old I think the B&W captures its age.
Finally, a quick stop at Good Will provided us with interesting reflections and some confusion about the time of year and is good for a giggle.
I hope you enjoyed the trip around town. For those freezing in another arctic storm I am sending you Sun Shine and Warmth! Which photo does that the best for you?
Lens and Pens 4th Monday Travel