Lands End, San Francisco
Heather and I took advantage of the first sunny day in a while and visited Lands End with the pups yesterday. In addition to the amazing view of the Golden Gate Bridge and a surprise flyover by four military jets, the plants were all stretching out with the beginnings of spring.
I believe these are California native succulents called Dudleya. Not sure what species. They were nestled into the rocks on the cliffside. Once I noticed one, I started seeing them all over.
There were also baby ferns (Polypodium californicum) popping up everywhere. I love how they seem to sprout from the rocks.
Finally, I love this photo. The wide leaves belong to this flowering bulb, and the tendril gathering them together is from this vine that runs rampant in San Francisco park. UPDATE: The flowers are Chasmanthe floribunda and the vine is Marah fabaceus.
If you can identify any of these plants, please do click the photo and leave a comment at Flickr. If you’d like to see the whole set, complete with adorable dog photos, here ya go.