Thursday, August 12, 2010

golden day golden gate

alice had a meeting in the morning, so we met up in the afternoon to explore golden gate park. this park is HUGE! also, it smells ridiculously good; all those towering eucalyptus trees are intoxicating. so relaxing. i wish i could just wander around this park every day... or at least once a week.

alice and i are eternally taking photos of plants. we're total plant nerds.

the biggest ferns i have ever seen! totally jurassic!

shane was totally into the grateful dead while we were in san francisco. he turned into a flower child!

we stopped for tea at the japanese tea garden. i loved it there so much!

everything was so beautiful. i wanted to have a picnic under this japanese maple so badly! it reminded me of being a kid and having tea parties under my grandma's plum tree in the summer.

this water was ridiculous! it was so green it made me giddy! i just couldn't get over how surreal and beautiful it was. i would also come here everyday if i could. too amazing!

we walked for so long to find the buffalo paddock, and when we got there we couldn't see anything but a brownish blur hiding in the bushes! shane climbed a fence to get some photos for us. they were all total sasquatch-sighting style photos: all blurry and zoomed in beyond all recognition. oh well.

we checked out the dutch windmill and then went down to the beach. the sun in california is so intensely bright! even though it was kind of chilly with the wind, you could still feel the sun through it all.

surf's up!