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tumbleweed_by_phoebe

Today’s photo comes courtesy of reader and sister Phoebe, who writes from California: “In a town covered in pavement, aka Redwood City, the origins of this 4 foot wide tumbleweed is a mystery.” (more…)

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Portrait of parks commissioner Adrian Benepe courtesy NY Times

I liked today’s New York Times portrait of Adrian Benepe, the Parks and Recreation Commissioner for all of New York City. The piece focuses a lot on how he relates to the parks outside of work, reminding me of my asking park maintenance workers in Berlin whether they still visit the parks in their personal time.

It sounds like Mr. Benepe loves the parks to bits, but that for him, the line between being in the parks as a private citizen and as a professional is more than blurry. (more…)

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Photo of two trash containers in shady glade.

As promised, here is a continuation of the previous post. These photos were taken off to the south side of the rose garden.

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Photo of the rose garden at Humboldthain (long view)

15 September 2008, 15:00
Rose Garden in Humboldthain, Mitte/Wedding, Berlin

Quite accidentally, I stumbled into a rose garden that I never knew existed.

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Hedge clippers

15 September 2008, 13:25
A park in Berlin

Biking through this large park for the first time, I came upon three garden workers taming large hedges with a few small chainsaws, a wheelbarrow, a few rakes, a hoe and a picnic bench (Bierbank, beer bench, is what they’re called in Germany). I stopped to talk to them. In three days, they have to get a dozen of these huge, bushy hedges rectangular. Usually, the bushes are also trimmed in the spring, but this year, the fall trim is the first one they’ve been granted. (more…)

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