Looks so much like morning glories :) On the way to do intertidal research. Costal shrub
Seen at low tide.
Aggregating anemone (also called colonial anemone) found on the rocky shore.
Inside a cave on the same shore, there were more of this species which were nearly white (very light shades yellow and pink), as they did not have algae in them (because the cave lacked light necessary for photosynthesis). I did not take my camera into the cave (too much risk of it becoming wet), so I was unable to take a photograph.
Monterey Bay Aquarium's entry on this species: http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/AnimalDetails.aspx?enc=VsGX+Lst7QaKTaPiIgckew==
Found dead by one of the people with whom I was surveying Sand Dollar Beach
Butterfly sitting trailside on the Vicente Flat trail in Big Sur
Pair flying high overhead
Seems like it's something in the viridipes group.
This one's pretty cool… for a ceanothus.