El Cerrito Gardens, Part I
Each of these is from a different garden passed on the way to Fat Apples (where the pumpkin pancakes are very fine).
These roses belong to what has always been a very charming yard. One year, if I remember correctly, it even won a local gardening award. It's the first time I've ever seen them quite like this, however. I guess too many people couldn't resist picking the blossoms. I'm not sure why else there would be netting over them.
This struck me as quite an enchanting vista.
This house, while its front yard is small, packs in a fine selection of colorful flora.
But, of course, at least half the yards still look pretty much like this. It used to be most of them.