Sunlight shining through the branches of a black oak on the Del Amigo trail in Las Trampas.
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Cream cups wildflowers not usually seen in massive displays. The fields at Shell Creek Road, however, were very different. Blanketing the ground were millions of these cream cups, which are poppy relatives. Spring in California can really be incredible.
Friday, March 26, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
This seems to be the spring for goldfields in California. They're everywhere. I found this pool of the flowers up in a remote part of Las Trampas Wilderness. How is spring coming along in your area?
Monday, March 22, 2010
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Here's a view from within the forest at Los Osos Oaks State Reserve. What a cool park - the trees (coast live oaks) are huge and ancient, while nearby lies pygmy forest and chaparral. Some of the oaks were over 250 years old, and it's great to see they have been preserved so well.
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Earlier today a friend and I went out to Highway 58 and drove east towards the Carrizo Plains. On the way there, we stopped at Shell Creek Road, a famous wildflower location, where we saw vast fields of millions of these cream cups. I have never seen such massive displays of the cream cups, even at places like Bear Valley.
Spring is just getting started here in California - the wildflowers will put on quite a show in the coming weeks.
Last night I watched the sunset over Pismo Beach, a community on California's Central Coast about 10 minutes away from San Luis Obispo. With offshore winds, the temperature was in the 70s even as the sun was setting, making for a great evening. Spring is here in California, what about your part of the world?