Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Dawn's Early Light

Nobody takes any care of this large messy 20-year-old eucalyptus rising unselfconsciously out of the neighbor's backyard, but it pretty much fills up the west-facing view from Spencer Alley, and occasionally the early morning San Francisco sunlight will vouchsafe it a blessing. I noticed yesterday that the plane trees and maples along the sidewalks in the Mission are just beginning to lose their leaves, even though we haven't yet had any cold weather. But the eucalyptus looks the same all year round, although it looks happiest of all being battered and blasted in a rainstorm.