Sunday, May 12, 2013

More Glorious Wildflower Landscapes from Spring 2013...


This is a year when precious water has been at a minimum throughout California.  Still, here and there, wildflowers have been determined to put on a Spring show.  The dedicated wildflower enthusiast just needs to listen to reports, study the weather and go for it!

From Bear Mountain Road in the Tehachapi foothills outside of Bakersfield to the roads leading into and out of Yosemite Valley, Mom Nature has still managed to give us a nice taste of Spring.  Here are some images from my wildflower journeys this year...

Foresta Reverie


Lupine Dance



Lupine Spikes


Foresta Lupine

Deer Brush


Lower Cascade Fall


Doggone Gorgeous Kennel Full of Dogwoods

Sky Lupine at Wawona

Wildflower Dreams 2013

Owl's Clover

Salad Days


Jewelflower Dancing



Close Up of Blue Dicks


Standing Out Among the Flowers

Spring Cheetos in Bloom

Sun Worshippers

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Spring Wildflower Heaven in an Otherwise Drought Year...

Wildflowers are opportunists.  Even in years of drought, they will do their best to put on a show.  I haven't been able to devote as much time this year to reports, etc., but here are a couple of recent images reflecting this year's Spring in the Central Valley area of California.  Definitely vistas worth preserving...

Magical sunset over Bakersfield...

Bear Mountain Beauty...

So much beauty...

 Wildflower Sunset

Hawk on a rock, dining among the flowers...

 Hawk on a Rock...

 Another golden sunset from the Arvin Hills...

Golden Sunset from the Arvin Hills

 Heaven's highbeams spotlight a field of fiddleneck...

High Beams on Wildflowers

Last light on the flower-covered hills...

Last Light on the Wildflowers