On this beautiful sunny Sunday, D. and I visited Pulgas Ridge Open Space Preserve (btw, that's my pic up there on the preserve's web page, woot!). Here are some of the pics I took.
Bermuda buttercups are in bloom all over the place.
The rear door of an abandoned rehab facility near the trail.
A tiny western fence lizard basks on the back patio.
A look at the front of the abandoned buildings.
Sow thistles are in bloom as well.
A warning sign is posted at some equipment for the new Hetch Hetchy water pipeline that runs through part of the preserve.
Hound's tongue in bloom.
A stile on the trail makes an impromptu lost and found spot.
The view across the canyon to the neighborhood on the hilltop.
A look down the Hassler Loop Trail.
Old, north-facing stone walls host lichen and miniature gardens.
Lots of periwinkle blooming in the shade.
A little dog is excited to have found the scent of a ground squirrel (the squirrel eluded the pup).