Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

This is Paeonia californica, a species peony native to Southern California. It blooms in winter and early spring here in the Santa Monica Mountains. I took this photo in Red Rock Canyon Park off Old Topanga Road.

Red Rock is a wonderful place to take a hike on a bright clear winter's day.

Have a wonderful holiday, everyone.

4 comments:

Beverly said...

Just beautiful. Merry Christmas. Enjoy!!!

phd in yogurtry said...

Oooh, that is gorgeous! So red and Christmassy looking. Thanks for so many wonderful California sites. The RR Canyon reminds me of some Texas Hill Country spots.

Happy Holidays!!

SUEB0B said...

I love the bush peony. One of my favorites, along with shooting stars and blue-eyed grass.

Kate said...

Gorgeous photograph.
Hope you've had a wonderful holiday. Merry Christmas!