09 June 2009

Flowers in Berkeley

This past weekend I rented a car and drove up to Berkeley. Despite the terrifying, crowded freeway ride up there, I managed to fall in love with the town. I hit up a yard sale and bought a cute little teacup saucer. I also bought a million pieces of stationery at a plethora of cool independent shops and enjoyed some really delicious food (salted caramels, a macaron, and a ridiculously fresh asiago bagel.)
I had not expected Northen California's plant life to be quite so abundant. Perhaps this is why I keep noticing it. The sheer diversity of plant life is incredible; so many front yards are covered in gorgeous wildflowers and rosebushes, and many streets are lined with gnarled trees. In fact, all this greenery may be one of my favorite things about being here this summer!


Megan and Melissa said...

That sounds like it was a fun day...I love the summertime too when everything is green and in bloom.

Wren said...

You win! Thanks for being an inspiration!



Anonymous said...

that sounds like a lovely trip. xo

un bel oiseau said...

mmmm salted caramels...that sounds fantastic and i bet tastes even better. thanks for the advise...im not sure i have the patience to wait for seeds to grow anyway :)

life according to celia... said...

yes, it's so gorgeous and lush up there. i can't wait for us to move north next year!

Peonies and Polaroids said...

I spent two weeks in Berkeley a few years ago and your picture reminds me of those two weeks so much. I spent the whole time wondering around taking pictures of people's gardens and all the amazingly bright pink flowers everywhere! I'd love to go back, it was so much fun there.