Tara walking with me down the tracks in Capitola. She and her husband Steve came to visit and have dinner with us on Saturday. Steve took this wonderful photo of us. Tara hired me at the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1996, and we've been good friends ever since. It was wonderful to spend time with old friends. Just what we needed after the long drive.
PS: A fellow blogger and Facebook friend has identified these flowers as Echium. Non-native, but quite beautiful!