Odds N Ends PCH Mendocino County
A "little" abandoned rose bush at an abandoned homestead in a state park. There is no water. There are no sprinkler systems, etc.
A little path on the beach. Subsea transmission cables come at an Area 51 looking facility out of view to the left.
The Point Arena light house, the tallest one on the west coast. This point is the closest point to Honolulu on the west coast.
The estuary at the mouth of the Gualala River.
Some flowers growing wild along the coast. There's a little beach below. The wind is blowing fiercely in each and every one of these photographs. It's brilliantly sunny. It's June. It's cold. Welcome to northern California!
Do you see my size 10 shoe at the base of this eucalyptus tree?
It's not an eucalyptus tree but the trunk of this unattended rose is two of my shoes across. Solid. Again, there's no water, nothing. It just grows.
Another unattended rose in the same park. I want to say it's a hybrid perpetual but who knows? Purple. Intensely fragrant. An absolute survivor in this environment.
The fence. From here I can hear the seals barking. This is a playground for them. This is Fort Ross. This is where the Russians came to settle.