Jimsonweed--the fave of idiots trying to get high by smoking it; it's actually quite poisonous (and pretty!).
A gorgeous California Live Oak--there was a beehive somewhere in the trunk--lots of loud buzzing.
This is the Old Mission Dam, completed in 1815 at the behest of Father (now Saint) Junipero Serra...it was built with Indian labor. It was one of the first irrigation projects constructed on the west coast of the U.S.
A fun day! Always so nice to get out in nature--rejuvenating, and so important (now more than ever, in this hideous nightmare of an election season!).
Wildly in love with my husband B., guardian of Miss Tallulah Mae (the wonder dog), adorer of all canines, editor of books, dilettantish crafter, vintage shopper, lover of libraries, neophyte cellist, and foziewisp.