For mother's day, my son, my granddaughter and I took a break from our relatively small contained vegetable gardens, to walk in mother earth's wild garden--how does she do it?? Mulch, I think---Such beauty everywhere!
If you look closely at these little red buds, they look like little red hands pointing in all directions--look over there!--and there!--and there! So we did! I don't know all the names to these plants--this one might be a poisonous one.
The bloom is deer weed sneaking up behind the new green growth of CA sage--there are such wonderful fresh and savory smells out in the chaparral!
Sweet little orange and white flowers litter the ground to either side of the paths.
I forget the name of this plant...
This is black sage--I've always loved the Dr. Suess look of these stacking buds!
Sticky monkey flowers,
Of course the poison oak--looking so healthy--too close!
My son spied a big beautiful snake--gopher I think, non poisonous, and caught it!--notice my granddaughter did not want to get any closer. My son has a history of finding and catching all sorts of wildlife--he always lets them go, but we loved coming across this guy!
Hope you had a good mother's day!