It's "Last Acanthus Standing!"
Coprosma repens (Rubiaceae). Mirror Plant. "Popular with the Victorians." Distinguishable by the pinhole sized pores open along the midvein on the back of the leaf. And the leaves are shiny as mirrors.
Color in San Francisco on September 1.
I can't decide which picture to use.
I like this picture because it has a sign about Iraq in the window, and the house is built at a three-way fork in a road. I think I should go back and get a better composed picture of that--the sign, and the three-way fork.
I don't have big feelings about Iraq. Acknowledging that, and thinking about what that acknowledgement means brings up a bunch of stuff going on in the back of my mind while I'm preparing this series of posts.
Link to Part II.
Link to Part IV.