The eve of Beltane, Descanso Gardens, April 30, 2017

Tomorrow is Beltane and we are now about halfway between the spring equinox and the summer solstice.  I was missing the desert, so I took a little walk around the cacti in the California Natives section.  The Desert Marigolds were blooming and also the Sacred Datura which I saw a lot of in Joshua Tree last weekend.  The California Poppies and some wildflowers are still blooming and now the matilija poppies have started to open.   There is a lot of wildlife out and about, and I took a few photos of this squirrel enjoying some breakfast in the sun.

 California Poppy and Purple Nightshade

California Poppy and Purple Nightshade

 Desert Marigold

Desert Marigold

 Sacred Datura

Sacred Datura