Hillside walk, 01 October 2013
The cool weather continues. Perhaps as a result we now have three plants blooming that I thought had finished for the year: Mulefat (Baccharis salicifolia), just one plant, male flowers; cliff aster (Malacothrix saxatilis var. tenuifolia), multiple plants along Lida Street; and toyon (Heteromeles arbutifolia), just a few flowers. Also the telegraph weed (Heterotheca grandiflora) continues in bloom.
All of that suggests that when rain comes, we can expect a floral transformation. And mid October is the official beginning of the rainy season.