Wildflowers in bloom are shown here.
This was from February 13, 1986. In rainy years, like this particular one, they start appearing in February. The yellow wildflowers are first, and red and orange appear as the hills go brown, usually in May, during a rainy year. In a drought, they might be fewer, and they will definitely be earlier.
The following photos are from the same day and they are scanned from
slides. These are of Highway 1 in Half Moon Bay.
East and 35 North in February 1986