Uplands Park so very dry but still the most beautiful walk in Oak Bay! Grasses as tall as an elephant’s eye. Mountain Sneezeweed is just starting to bloom. Hardhack is beautiful pink and fuzzy. Indian Plum fruits are starting to shivel and leaves are yellowing from drought. Camas seeds are shiny black in their pods and seedpods of Shooting Stars are a lovely pastel orange. Oak trees are sprouting new bright green leaves to replace those devoured by caterpillars and small acorns are starting to emerge. Onion rampant in some of the meadows and it is the time for seeds.