I went on a hike today, up in the coastal hills near Los Angeles. I took a trail along a (dry) streambed up through a canyon, which is variously known as George F. Canyon or Georgeff Canyon. No one knows who George (or Georgeff) was – they just found it on an old map when they dedicated the nature preserve.
There was SO. MUCH. POISON OAK. You really do not want to stray much from the path here!
#nature #plants #florespondence #trees #hiking #PoisonOak
#Clover. One flower out of a field.
#nature #florespondence #flowers
And in related news, this confirms that @pixelfed now supports image uploads from @Tusky !
(That’s been the one thing missing from just using the Pixelfed website on my phone: it works great in a browser or as an installed PWA, but uploads can only start in the website. You can’t start with a photo gallery and share images to the site or PWA.)
Hawthorn Flowers. In this area they start blooming in winter and keep going thrown spring.
Some #florespondence from last weekend’s walk at the botanic gardens.
I didn’t write down what the yellow flower is, but iNat suggests it’s Senna didymobotrya, a cassia native to Africa.
The magnolia was a popular nectar spot: every single flower that I could see had multiple bees crawling around in it.
#flowers #plants #nature #photo
Coastal hike at Vicente Bluffs Reserve, on the peninsula southwest of Los Angeles.
#nature #ocean #california #hiking #flowers #cove #coast #florespondence #photo
Green and purple flowers at a botanical garden. I can’t remember what the plants are, but the purple puffballs appear to be mimosas.
#garden #nature #plants #flowers #florespondence #photo
Some flowers and a tree that puts out deep red leaves in spring. It wasn’t labeled, but I think it’s a Krauter Vesuvius plum. Lit from the front the leaves are a deep purple. Lit from behind they’re this super-bright red.
#flowers #photo #nature #florespondence