Monday, September 28, 2015


This mural is painted on the side of 222 Hyde Street. I see it whenever I ride the 19 Polk outbound. It's also visible from the 31 Balboa and anyone driving out Turk Street toward Van Ness and the ocean.

It's one of my favorites in the city because it's so raw and expressive.

Painted in February 2013 by New York artists How and Nosm,

...Self Destruction is a three-story narrative of lives like that of Calvin Gary, a longtime street-seller at Hyde and Turk streets who, breaking from his salesmanship, looked at Self Destruction and told me he thought How and Nosm were "damn good artists." Gary's glowing critique is a tribute to the way that How and Nosm portray tumult....”

(from SFWeekly 'Know Your Street Art 9/2/14'. For more information about this mural, click here:

Copyright © by Chris Enquist 9/28/15

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Monday, September 21, 2015


This beautiful mural adorns the western wall of the Star Market & Deli at the corner of Geary and Leavenworth. It was done by the artist Satyr-1, and for more information about it, click here:

Copyright © by Chris Enquist 9/21/15

Tuesday, September 8, 2015


These two majestic money tree plants sit just inside the doorway of Donuts and Things at 1549 Polk Street.

According to the owners, both are about five years old and about 4 meters tall, which comes out to around 13 feet.

Copyright © by Chris Enquist 9/8/15

Wednesday, September 2, 2015


Earlier this June my roommate brought home an orchid plant someone had tossed out after it had stopped blooming. It had two wilted but still green leaves. I cut the leaves back and downloaded some information about orchids, began watering it, and set it with my other plants in northern light.

orchid plant, 7-11-15

On July 11, one of the leaves was almost 3 inches long, while the other was just beginning.

Last Friday I transplanted it to a slightly larger container when moon was in aquarius, an air sign. It's supposedly better to do this when the moon is in an earth or water sign, but since orchids are air plants, I figured an air sign was a better choice.

Since then

both leaves have now grown to about 4 inches in length.

orchid leaves, 8-28-15

I've been so pleased with the progress of the one orchid that I bought another last Wednesday at the Civic Center farmer's market.

Copyright © by Chris Enquist 9/2/15