I took this week’s photo challenge shot at Rancho Canada del Oro in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains just south of San Jose’s Almaden Valley. These berries are on a California Native, the Heteromeles arbutifolia ! Commonly known as the Toyon bush, or, sometimes, Christmas Berry, I see this native plant probably every time I go hiking in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Rancho Canada del Oro is just 30 miles from Levi’s Stadium!
If you look really closely, you will see that I was photobombed while on the trail!
So, where are you hiking this upcoming Super Bowl Weekend?
If you’re looking for me, I’m over the hill!