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