Town Mouse reported on her trip to Tassajara recently, and it was my great good fortune to also spend some time there, last week. I didn't see any of the lovely golden eardrops she photographed for the GGW competition. Maybe because I didn't walk on the same trails, or maybe they may just finished blooming, I don't know. But there were plenty of other wondrous sights and experiences. Like this alligator lizard.
The wildflowers were astonishing. I have never seen wildflowers in such abundance, such a profusion of colors.
I know many of their names but not all, and as it's almost midnight, I'm not about to do any research! If you want to offer any IDs, I would be grateful - I may backfill this post to add the names tomorrow.
I just love the fence lizards. I like how they look up at you, and don't always run away. I wonder what their experience of life is like.