Boyes Hot Springs, nature, Neighborhood Phenomena, Trees

The Corner of Central and Highlands

At the corner of Central and Highlands in Boyes Springs, these trees had been “influencing” the fence for many years, in a wonderful display of found sculpture. In April of 2017, big changes happened._DSC8641

The trees, which had been menacing the house’s foundation, were removed and a new fence was built._DSC8652IMG_2277 It’s sad to see trees go, but they don’t live forever, just like people.

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Neighborhood Phenomena, Uncategorized

El Molino Wall

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The owner of El Molino Central, located at Central Avenue and Sonoma Highway, did a magnificent job designing and building her restaurant. Since it first opened, in 2010, she has continued to improve the site. This stone wall was a later addition.

In a similar way that wood fences, or even buildings, are often built around trees, buildaroundBuildaround1

the masons who crafted this wall incorporated the small tree right into the work.elmolinotree2web

The plant is heteromeles arbutifolia, or Toyon: https://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=4140 (please correct if wrong.) This is an interesting plant to have at a restaraunt, since its toxicity is listed as MAJOR.

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