Purple Loosestrife, a noxious imported weed. Very pretty but it crowds out other wetland species. These plants are growing on an island in the river adjoining our park.
Male Spotted Towhee singing his heart out
One of many bluffs across the valley from us
Western Painted Turtle
A day or two after our record breaking high temperatures, I was walking up the street to pick a few apricots when I noticed this petunia growing in the crack between the cement curbing and the asphalt. Amazing!