Got busy with my camera this week the minute the rain cleared because I checked some reports on California weather and learned we have just 2.5 months of winter left. This chartreuse moss photo is actually lichen. It covers a whole fence somewhere along the Arlington. Been by there several times trying to find a way to make this backdrop into an interesting photo. I may be using this image as the book cover. Love it so! But then it’s lichen…so a complication.
My walk took me up Portland Avenue to Colusa and then further up Vicente Ave to one of the “secret” stair paths up there. There are some gardeners there on Vicente who are crazy about succulents. Hats off to you all! I’ve included some of your gems.
Moss and Lichen book by Karen Nierlich.
West Berkeley fascinates me as a study in contrasts. There are modern homes and small, dilapidated ones. Day laborers wait up and down Hearst Avenue near Truitt & White Lumber for construction or gardening job. At the upscale boutiques and restaurants on 4th Street flocks of people socialize and shop. (Photo: Mossy Gate on Stannage Avenue West Berkeley)
There’s a rustic and an urban vibe in Berkeley. The rustic vibe consists of Mexican-inspired bright colored houses, vegetable gardens and chickens, handmade birdhouses and farmer’s markets produce. The urban vibe comes from the industrial businesses like a steel foundry, the freeway, and BART.
(Photos: Metal Grate at Hearst and 3rd Street Berkeley)
(Photo: Classic Blue Dodge from the 40s Cedar Avenue West Berkeley)
(Photo: Lichen Chair Near Stannage Avenue and Gilman Avenue West Berkeley)
(Photo: Mossy License West Berkeley, CA near 4th Street Shopping)
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