Josh & I went for a hike in Torrey Pines State Reserve while I was in San Diego earlier this month. It's perched on a gorgeous curve of cliffs, and features a profusion of flowers and migrant seabirds as well as the eponymous - and rare - pine tree.
I love the wildflowers, too. It makes me wish I'd taken more of an interest in them when I was living there, but I was younger and cared more about music and nightclubbing than I did about wildlife. ;)
Both times I've been at Torrey Pines it was much later in the summer and there were less flowers - still the photos make me want to go back to San Diego. I've not been there long, but I love the place.
The pelicans! The pelicans aren't usual present in the numbers that we saw them. We saw hundreds. Usually they breed further south, in Mexico. The speculation is that the fish crop was rather poor in northern Mexico this year, forcing them further up the coast to breed.