This has been a great year for Poison Oak – atleast in Portola Valley. I'm not sure if that is the good news or the bad news or, maybe, no news, but, the Poison Oak is turning red and it is easy to see that it is everywhere. At the edge of our backyard:
Along the side of the trail
It is an amazingly beautiful plant even though it is sort of scary. I've caught it enough to worry that I may have brushed up against a plant (bush? vine?) when I walk by.
But this time of year – this year when it is so distinctive – it just looks great!