Leaves turning yellow on the California black oak tree, which is known by the scientific name Quercus kelloggii.
The golden and green tone oak leaves from the view of Hesperia in the distance.
An oak tree with the view of Hesperia far off in the distance.
The view of golden oak leaves swaying in the wind.
Two pink hollyhocks.
Pink hollyhocks in the container garden definitely catch the eye.
The stamen of the pink hollyhock is loaded with pollen.
The acorn poster features a photograph of this oak tree nut.
A sweet little hummingbird in the backyard.
A sweet little hummingbird sat on a planter cage in the container garden.
This hummingbird has a few red patches on the neck.
This is a short slideshow of the sweet little hummingbird sitting on the planting cage.
Watch the hummingbird flick his head back and forth in the video below.
The other day on a walk I spotted a bird perched on a sign, so I zoomed in to capture the scene before the fowl flew away. I wish the image of the northern mockingbird had been more in focus, but I was elated to discover this creature was holding a red berry in the beak.
A northern mockingbird with a red berry in the beak.
The second image of the northern mockingbird is more grainy, but it gives you an idea of what this bird looks like in urban Southern California. There are many bushes and trees in our slightly more open areas since many places are still undeveloped, and our landscaping includes many trees. We are also near the mountains and deserts, so birds seem to thrive here.
There are wild sunflowers growing near an abandoned set of train tracks.
Zooming in on the sunflowers.
Another closeup of the sunflowers.
Looking at the wild sunflowers.
In the video, the sunflowers are swaying in the wind next to the tracks.