The buns and the cat have today off. What follows are random pictures from a garden that must withstand temps of 26 degrees F to 106 degrees F, water regulations in winter that are once a week either Sat or Sun before 10am and after 7 pm, summer water regulations that are 3 x week before 10am and after 7 pm (no auto sprinklers here), benign neglect, accidental Roundup weedkiller drift, assorted animal attacks, and pruning so that the plants leave some room on the sidewalk for people. There are also some plants that never get watered unless it rains. Needless to say, the best tag for this yard would be "survival of the fittest"--or, perhaps, the inanimate.
1. Matilija poppy
3. Bear's Breeches, Acanthus Mollis
5. Evergreen bush that doesn't get watered