I’m back! Did you miss me? 😀 I have to confess that I took these pictures in May, during spring, my favorite time of year here in Santa Rosa. I was enjoying all the beautiful landscaping at Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) which is where I work and attend college, that I felt I should share some of the bounty with you, my dear readers!
This is just a small sampling of the beautiful flowers on campus – there are many more! thank you to the wonderful gardeners who work in the Facilities department for their hard work that we all enjoy so much!
Pomegranate blooms! Did you know you could have pomegranate bushes?
The pomegranate bush!
I call this a cloud bush 😀
One of the rose gardens
Flowering dogwood flowers – thank you to Marc for I.D.-ing these!
Glorious lavender! My favorite!
Gorgeous and divine-smelling lavender! 😀
I call these sunnyside egg flowers!
Such a pretty color!
Some loquats I picked off a tree on campus!
A carpet of jasmine flowers!
One of Santa Rosa’s wild turkeys hanging out!
The bountiful loquat tree! They taste sort of like tangy apricots and they have several pits
I am featuring this tree partly because I couldn’t figure out how to add it to the gallery! I see it every day when I walk to work. Isn’t it magnificent? I think it is a redwood and I learned recently that redwoods can get moisture from fog and use it for their roots which is why they are drought tolerant! How cool is that?!?
I cheated and added these in even though they are on my way to the college not on the campus. They ‘wake up’ during the day and ‘go to sleep’ around 4 or 5 PM! They are chicory flowers and the root of this plant is what is used to make coffee substitutes!
Let me know if you know what the flowers are called that I didn’t label in the comments, and I will update the post! Thank you for stopping by, my friends!