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Macro Flowers Saturday 74

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Taken at the San Francisco Botanical Gardens
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Skywatch Friday - It's a Bird!!! It's a Plane!!!

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Photos taken along the Great Highway in San Francisco
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One more note to let you all know that I have merged the Collectibles Mercantile blog with this blog. Due to time constraints and the fact that I have more followers on this blog, it was just better for me to have one blog. I will be blogging and bringing you items from my Collectibles Mercantile store via this blog about once a week, so stay tuned. I am also planning a giveaway very soon.
Thanks, Jo

Thursday Two Questions Meme - What Catches Your Eye?

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Taken at Ocean Beach in San Francisco

Taken at the Botanical Gardens in San Francisco
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I have to admit that I am strange. While I love taking photos of flowers, trees and your normal nature shots, the things that catch my eye are fallen leaves, rocks and anything else I find interesting lying on the ground. Does this mean I'm grounded? :)
Seriously though, while at the beach a couple of days ago I was snapping away at the waves, like normal people when I stumbled across the first photo and I just got so excited to see that rock with it's shadow laying on the ground. Why? I have no idea but out of all the photos I took that day this was one of my favorites - a rock lying in the sand.
A day earlier I was walking in my favorite gardens snapping away at flowers and trees, like normal people, when I spotted dried/dead leaves that had dropped from a tree onto the ground with a puddle of water over them. Again, I was mesmerized by these leaves. Again, I have no…

Watery Wednesday - Dew Drops On Leaf

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Lady Bug Egg Plate by Grasslands Road

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We have a darling "like new" lady bug egg plate which measures approximately 9.8" x 1.3" x 11.8" and is in overall good condition with very minor scuff wear on the bottom of the plate and some coloring on the metal portion of the plate has come off.
This plate is bold and very cute. It will house 12 eggs or you can keep it as we did in a curio cabinet for decorative purposes only. It would make a delightful conversation piece and a sweet addition to any home decor. The bottom of the plate reads Grasslands Road.
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Macro Monday

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Old Chinese proverb - If you want to be happy all your life, plant a garden.

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Old Chinese proverb - If you want to be happy all your life, plant a garden.
Photos Taken @ The SF Botanical Gardens
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I won't be posting much on this blog if at all in the next couple of weeks so I wanted to leave you with some garden photos.
Enjoy!

Macro Monday - Leave Me Be

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Sundays In My City - Union Square, Lefty O'Douls and The SF Botanical Gardens

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Temperate Asia Garden @ The San Francisco Botanical Gardens
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@ Union Square in San Francisco

@ Lefty O'Douls in San Francisco - My friends Gloria and Lana with me behind the camera, before the food and wine :)



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Macro Flowers Saturday - A Passiflora View

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Decorative Large Glass Compote Or Bowl Made In France

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We have a beautifully styled large glass compote or bowl that was made in France as per the sticker marking on the bowl itself. This compote measures 7 1/2" in diameter at the mouth of the bowl and about 5" tall. It is a very heavy piece and gorgeously etched with a fruit and leaves motif. The design is very detailed both around the compote itself and on the base. Please view the photos for more details. Note that the lighting in the photos is due to glare from my window.
It is free of any chips or cracks and in excellent condition. It was kept along with other glass pieces in my Mom's glass curio cabinet for years.
This would make a beautiful addition to any home decor and the perfect compote for fruit. It is a simply lovely piece.
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Skywatch Friday - Church Steeples

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Taken at St. Paul's Church on 29th and Church Streets in San Francisco. This is where my Mom attended school and also where the film Sister Act with Whoopie Goldberg was filmed.
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Thursday Two Questions Meme - Sexual Chocolate?

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When Carmen and I take our jaunts around the city we always like to find something new. We had an 8 hour filled day last week roaming the Noe Valley neighborhood, photographing anything that caught our eye, talking to some of the friendliest people in the city and of course checking out new eateries.
We found this little spot on the corner of Dolores and Valley streets called Noeteca - www.noeteca.com
The chocolate trio cake caught my eye instantly even though I had a waffle just an hour before. I never deny myself food anymore. Life is too short. Upon checking the wine list we came across the Sexual Chocolate wine which believe me is truly a sexual experience :) The wine is to die for. Plus, how can you pass up a wine with that name? It was, I have to admit one of the best wines I've tasted. All in all I loved this spot and will go back soon.
My two questions for you today are:
1. When you go out to eat do you normally frequent your favorite spots or do you enjoy trying new pla…

Watery Wednesday #156

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Taken at the temperate Asia garden at the SF Botanical Gardens
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Taken along Fishermans Wharf in San Francisco
Taken along Market Street in San Francisco
Taken at Pier 39 in San Francisco

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Ruby Tuesday - Buddhist Temple

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Taken at the Hua Zang Si Buddhist Temple in San Francisco
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Macro Monday Hollyhock and Aloe

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Aloe Plant - Photos Taken At The San Francisco Botanical Gardens
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Hollyhock

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