We started out the day heading for Catalina but because of the expected "gale storm winds" in the channel, they said we would have to come back at noon or stay overnight. We opted to stay on land!
We had a great meal at Cafe Jarin and now it is time to walk!
"Just like the weather in the UK.... NOT!"
Reach for the sky Cactus
The cactus and rock stream is still flowing
The cactus are looking good because of the recent rainfall
Every time we go we find something new
The spring flowers were magnificent
Looks like he is behind bars!
Camellias were in full bloom!
Wild colors in the hydrangea
Feels like Hawaii
The tall flowers waving in the breeze were fascinating
Quartz was being used in several of the gardens
Nappy time for the turtles
"Wait for me!"
The bunny was dressed for Easter
"We should not jump in!"
The turtles are getting their picture taken
"This is embarrassing!... I am the judge and I have so starting gun nor
checkered flag! "
Purple purple purple!
Look carefully for the bee!
Off we go!
More quartz rock... Looks like a waterfall
Did You Know? - Quartz is the second-most-abundant mineral in Earth's continental crust, after feldspar. Its crystal structure is a continuous framework of SiO4 silicon–oxygen tetrahedra, with each oxygen being shared between two tetrahedra, giving an overall chemical formula of SiO2.
There are many different varieties of quartz, several of which are semi-precious gemstones. Since antiquity, varieties of quartz have been the most commonly used minerals in the making of jewelry and hardstone carvings, especially in Europe and the Middle East.