Alstroemeria (Peruvian lily or lily of the Incas), is a genus of flowering plants in the family Alstroemeriaceae. Natives to South America (primarily Brazil and Chile), some have become naturalized in the United States, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Madeira and the Canary Islands. They are summer growing, long-lived perennials, and the honey bees can’t get enough…
#flowers #california #garden #plantingforpollinators #headfirst (at At Home in Napa)
The Santa Cruz Boardwalk dates to 1865, when John Leibrandt opened a public bathhouse near the mouth of the San Lorenzo River. Other bathhouses followed and scores of tourists began visiting Santa Cruz to partake of the natural remedy of bathing in salt water.
The Boardwalk is a California Historic Landmark. In 1989 the Boardwalk joined other California historic sites including the governor’s mansion, Hearst Castle, and the state capitol building as California Historical Landmark #983.
#california #santacruzbeachboardwalk #historicalplace
Hope for the future
comes in waves
crashing over my head
thrashing me to the ground
unable to locate
rinsing my mouth
#california #northerncalifornia #naturesprotection (at Tomales Bay State Park)