Bingo...er, I Mean: "Bang-o": Context is everything.
Central Coast Horticulture
Woody do love this part of Cali...I love a LOT of it, actually, mostly north of Ventura. I plan to have my ashes distributed upon the waves at Morro Rock. If there is also an orgy at the same time, that'd be good. I could live widdat...so to speak.
As far as vegetation: Those are wild calla lillies along a creek in the Big Sur.
Personally, I am an ardent admirer of CalTrans' iceplant...I'd grow it in my yard, if 1) I could get it and 2) it would grow in NM. Other than the sea itself, there is no other quotidian reminder of Cali that is more evocative of the place than iceplant (see below).