I was driving around in Redlands today and spotted a large bed of hollyhocks of many different colors, outside the fence of a yard. Of course I had to stop and shoot several of the colors, and since it was right by the street, I didn't even need to ask permission.
I don't know the name of this tree, but it has very interesting spiky golden flowers, and tends to grow quite skinny and very tall. When it is in bloom it attracts many types of birds--warblers, orioles, tanagers, vireos. Although this tree was down the street from where I live, I recall sitting across from this type of tree in San Diego one time, and saw 10 species of birds flitting around in the branches and flowers.
This cluster of Bougainvillea flowers was on a bush I passed by on my evening walk the other day. This is my favorite color for this flower, less common here than the deeper pink/magenta blooms.
I will be away from my computer for a couple of days while I spend some time in San Diego. I will return.....