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Summer cuts

It’s been one of the hottest weekends in San Francisco – reaching 102°F today. The neighborhood trees were feeling it too. A number of them were queued up to get a fresh cut. I didn’t get a shot of them in a row, but you can see the cut in progress and the finished look below. They’re reminiscent of a bowl cut – a haircut that I sported during my elementary school days.

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After

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Marina District

West Portal

 

Japantown

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A plant hangs between two apartment buildings in San Francisco, while grabbing onto a nearby telephone pole for support.

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I saw these palms inside a marbled atrium in downtown San Francisco. I don’t think a haircut will solve the issue of vertical growth overtime so I wonder what happens when they reach the top.

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Meanwhile in the Mission District, these tall palm trees align busy sidewalks. If you happen to encounter these trees on a windy day, you might find some of them swinging in an unsettling manner.

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Tree Haircut

How many people does it take to give a tree a haircut? One human to trim and one extra to collect all the clippings. This was spotted on Sutter Street in San Francisco.

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Tight Spaces

San Francisco can feel claustrophobic at times. Perhaps, this sentiment may be shared among our green friends who also live in tight spaces.

 

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The thought that this cactus will grow any taller makes me slightly uncomfortable.

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Every so often, while walking through the city, I come across a chain link fence like this one. It tells the story of a relationship past. Surely we all recognize the feeling, we have all been indelibly marked by someone who was once close but has since gone away?


Though the friend may be gone, he always leaves something of himself behind.


Or maybe this fence could just use a good flossing!

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