spring in Menlo Park

The late date of Easter this year means most of the traditional spring tulips are well passed their bloom – around town only the stocks remain. But a walk in west Menlo this afternoon revealed a ton of spring pink – flowers, shrubs and tress, too many to publish here. We choose two favorites: blooms from a massive rhododendron on Bay Laurel (“The best I’ve seen anywhere,” said a dog walker passing by.) and a couple of pretty roses spotted near the San Mateo bike bridge.

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Riot in West Menlo requires no PD response

That’s because it’s a riot of poppies, seen here in a curbside strip on Lucky Avenue in West Menlo. The poppies seem to be at their springtime peak here on the Peninsula.

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