|San Diego Botanic Garden with Wayne, Duncan, Bonnie, Phil, Kathy|
No bananas were rip enough to eat. But the flower was beautiful.
Of particular interest to me was the small forest of Cork Oak. They were unlike any tree I am familiar with. The form moves through space like a sea creature. And, the bark from which the cork is culled is soft and thickly craggy. They are not native to California.