the CA backyard

Each day is like a hike in the park when you checkout whats new in the back yard. Todays prize was this beauty…looks to be Hibiscus

Hibiscus – Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hibiscus

Hibiscus is a genus of flowering plants in the mallow family, Malvaceae. The genus is quite large, comprising several hundred species that are native to warm temperate, subtropical and tropical regions throughout the world.

Salmon Hole – Upper Bidwell Park

one of my favorite views

Bidwell Park is “divided” by Manzanita Avenue. The area west of Manzanita Avenue is referred to as Lower Park and the area to the east is referred to as Upper Park. The noticeable difference between Upper and Lower Park is the terrain. Upper Park is located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. It has steep terrain and contains many rock formations, including the unique Chico Formation sandstone and Lovejoy Basalt rocks. Lower Park is flat and level with a thick canopy of trees which provide ample shade for the visitor.

source: http://ccnaturecenter.org/upper-park/

Yosemite Half – been there… done that “twice”

Yosemite Half Marathon

“The mountains are calling & I must go & I will work on while I can, studying incessantly.”  ~ John Muir