What a Little Rain Will Do

The bit of a shower that we had on Thursday night and Friday was just what the dormant plant life in the park had been waiting for.  Amidst the parched brown earth, little islands of green and orange and yellow and pink have emerged. How long they’ll last remains to be seen. The forecast is for more hot weather and zero precipitation ahead. But even if these early revivals dry up and fail, they’re a reminder that a universe of saturated green dotted with blooms of all colors lies just beneath the park surface and will one day, perhaps soon, rise and prevail. 

Looks like Bristly Oxtongue, a nasty thistle (aren’t they all?)
A bit of Wild Radish
A rare California Poppy growing along the east side trail
Fresh grass

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