On Saturday D. and I took a walk on the Cordilleras Trail and part of the Blue Oak Trail at Pulgas Ridge Open Space Preserve. Here are some of the pics I took.
Thistle floof near the trailhead.
A western fence lizard lives up to its name by perching on a fence.
A tuft of thistle floof protrudes from the flower.
We pass by an abandoned rehab center.
A motivational mural painted on the the of one of the center's buildings.
A back door.
The rear of the complex.
A partially-enclosed fire hydrant.
A fence keeps a herd of goats under control.
We see traffic cones in the most incongruous places.
A bee visits a blackberry blossom.
A stone marker provides a perch for a tiny lizard.
More thistle floof.
This overachieving poison oak is already turning red for autumn, and it isn't even officially summer yet.