I met a friend for a walk this week at Santa Rosa Plateau.
It's in the nearby hills that run between us and the Pacific Ocean.
It's a gorgeous area and I've spent a lot of time up there over the years.
It's always fun to watch the seasonal changes and see what's blooming.
Here are some of the flowers I saw this week...
I have no idea what this is called as I can't seem to find it in my wildflower guide.
The colors sure are pretty though. They were even more brilliant a week earlier when they even had a bit of red on them. The petals and leaves are very tiny. They often grow in large patches.
The petals are starting to dry out and shrivel up now.
I wanted to get closer for photos but these were down below us in an area that
could have had snakes. I wouldn't chance that! I think they might be Monkey Flowers.
These were right next to the orange Monkey Flowers.
I think they were the same thing but more red. Pretty!
I love the delicate little leaves and flowers on these.
I can't find these in my book either.
I think they're interesting how they grow in a horizontal row around the stem.
Ok...I think I might need a better book. I can't find this one either.
It was pretty waving in the wind.
I like lichen! Just had to throw in a photo of some lichen.
It's so delicate and interesting.
Have a fabulous Friday!