Tag Archives: wildflower

Matilja Poppies

May 2, 2015 One of these days I am going to do a week of nothing but these wildflowers. Next spring.

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Black Sage

May 16, 2014 I did not enjoy this wildflower season as much as I did last year’s. The heat brought too many flowers to bloom too quickly and I missed many of the main displays though I did encounter a few species that were new to me including Hubby’s Phacelia. Black sage is a common […]

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Weed’s Mariposa Lily

May 21, 2014 This strange flower grows on rocky ridges in these parts. I found this beauty along the crest of Whiting’s infamous Billy Goat Trail. The ragged edges of this flower are not a sign of decay, but the blossom at its best.

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Matilija Poppy

Date: May 19, 2009 This was created using the Hockneyizer at Big Huge Labs. As Spring progresses, my anticipation for the blooming of the Matilija Poppies begins to grow. The huge white flowers were considered for the state flower of California but lost to the brilliant, orange California Poppies. You see them along the roadside […]

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Common Fiddleneck

Date: March 15, 2015 I found this gem next to the parking lot in Limestone Canyon Wilderness Park. The flowers are blooming earlier than usual this year. In a few weeks, this patch will be brown and forgotten. I shot it with a 200mm lens.

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