June 18th–26th, 2013

  • Another strange orchid
    • There are at least 21,950 recognized species of orchids.
      • Cymbidium, I think.
      • Conservatory floor
      • The leaves of these plants become pitchers. These are of the old world genus: Nepenthes.
        • New World Sarracenia
                    • Hibiscus. Don’t know if this is a hybrid.
                    • A [Christmas] cactus flower.
                    • Goldfish plant
                    • This yam is the source of steroids for “The Pill.”
                      • The butterfly room, with colorful butterflies that would land on your hand if you were gentle.
                                  • After being stranded twice by the cable cars, we started taking this tram to Fisherman’s Wharf. The trams were salvaged and renovated from all over the world. This one came from Milan.
                                    • Note the Italian signs on the tram from Milan.
                                      • Fisherman’s Wharf and its iconic sign.
                                      • Ghirardelli Chocolate.
                                      • Rachel & Beckett
                                      • Rachel & baby Eli
                                      • San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
                                        • Exploring the museum
                                        • Balclutha, 1886
                                          • Bins so the plates don’t fall on your head in rocky seas.
                                          • Below decks
                                            • Romantic looking steam tugboat Hercules (1907)
                                            • Quadruple expansion steam engine.