Saturdays are a good time to see what our Willow Glen neighbors have for sale. Garage and yard and estate sales are advertised with brightly colored hand-made signs on street corners, with arrows pointing the way. I often buy flower pots, small antiques, baskets, kitchen stuff, plants, tools, and holiday decorations.
Today, we bought a fire hydrant from a neighbor on Willow Street. It looks old, is very heavy, and says “Greenberg San Francisco” on the top. (I just learned that Morris Greenberg was the inventor of the “California” wet barrel fire hydrant. Learn more at Greenberg fire hydrants.) I plan to put the hydrant in my cactus garden. Here is a picture:
The neighbor had a pigeon feeder in his orange tree. Every time we came too near, there was a great whoosh as the flock flew onto his roof to safety. The birds would wander around on the roof for a minute, then line up on the edge to see when we would move away from their seed.
Images by Katy Dickinson, Copyright 2010