sidewalk sighting

I love everything about this stencil that I saw while taking a walk. It’s perfect.

My friend James went out searching for fall color and instead came back with a picture of this wonder! You know I have a thing for sidewalk topiaries, remember this beauty? I may be joking, and then again I may not be. I don’t even think I know!

Spotted on the main drag in Berkeley, CA.

My sister-in-law stumbled upon this great hidden garden plot while on one of her walks and  sent me this picture. I love it!

There was a time period last year where most of the gas stations in Berkeley were closed down. Their signs were removed, the lots were fenced off, and the pumps were mysteriously wrapped in black plastic. Months later, they reopened one by one. Conspiracy theorize at will, I have no idea what was going on. But today, I drove by one of those lots that never reopened. In fact it was demolished with all of its parts removed including the gas wells. And now, I was shocked to see the entire property (still surrounded with chain link fence) covered in red clover. I don’t know if someone seed bombed it or if the land itself is growing the necessary nitrogen fixing plants to heal itself. Either way an old gas station lot, on a busy corner, transformed into a field of gorgeous spring time clover is a beautiful sight to behold.

I love how the last photo makes the corner of university and mlk look like the photos from antelope valley below!

I could spend hours looking at this blog that features 1000 photos from the flckr urban nature group.

I’m a huge fan of the Wooster Collective and stop by there a lot to check out street art from side streets all over the globe. Here are a few of my favorites from the past few weeks. These images are from Grey Mountain Navajo Reservation, Poland, Dublin and Spain, in that order.

As seen from the BART and then visited up close in West Oakland.

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