Monterey Bay curves away to the southeast. Santa Cruz is situated on the top of the Bay, so the Pacific ocean appears to be south of the coast for a great deal of the town.
I was on a search for bees and butterflies on this sunny afternoon.
White wildflowers contrast with the aqua blues of the ocean and dark patterns of kelp.
Coastal living with white brick and palm trees.
People’s gardens are as impressive as the natural features.
Color bursts from every front yard and driveway.
Poppies and lavender line the curbside
Just riding around looking at the rainbow of flowers, birds, sea, and sky was enough to greatly boost my mood. Wishing you a moment of peace as you view these photos and ride with me.