My great aunt in 1961 posing with whom I suspect is the French bus tour guide. The slide was labeled “Paris,” one of many, many Kodachrome slides taken on a grand tour of Europe. She was a public school teacher in San Francisco. Fifty years later, there is no visible color shift. Though I prefer Velvia’s color, Kodachrome looks to endure forever. RIP.
The tree of “Enduring Mystery Fruit” has started to flower and sprout, allowing identification. Common name of Chinaberry, a widely planted ornamental of the mahogony family. Its fruit and leaves are toxic, though possibly not to birds. Native to the East Indies and Australia. I have found at least four trees in the neighborhood.