I took these photos of lupines at Beeks Bight on Folsom Lake last April 1, 2022. The weather was ideal: sunny, warm, blue sky, and with a wind speed of 3 mph. Of course there were plenty of lupines in bloom. I had a wonderful time taking photos there.
Here are seven photos that I took of wildflowers in the Mokelumne River Canyon, along Electra Road, off of Highway 49 near Jackson, California.
On a trip to North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve, Oroville, California, I took these pictures there of the wildflowers in blooms. It was Easter and there were many wildflowers like lupines, purple owl’s clover, poppies, and many other blooming wildflowers. The whole mountain plateau looked like a giant Easter basket full of colored eggs or ,in this instance, colorful wildflower blooms.
I captured these images on a road trip to Carrizo Plain National Monument in San Luis Obispo County in California. I was amazed at the extent of the colorful blooms I saw there. I guess the many spring blooms are the results of the long rainy season we’re having here in California.
Despite intermittent showers, I took these pictures of spring landscapes found in Colusa County near CA Highway 20 between Williams and Clearlake, CA. In the Coastal Range there’s Bear Valley Creek that flows into Cache Creek. Bear Valley Road follows the creek and the valley which has cattle ranches. You can find many varieties of California Wildflowers there too.
Poppies, poppies, and more poppies I found along the Mokelumne River Hills near Jackson, California.
While I was spending a sunny afternoon visiting the Carrizo Plain, I took these nine pictures. Carrizo Plain is located in San Luis Obispo County, California. It’s about a 4 hour drive south from where I live in Stockton, California. The awesome wildflower blooms had passed their peak but they were still a delight to see. It was my first visit there and I was amazed at the scale and extent of the blooms on the plain and on the hillsides. The Carrizo Plain inspires me to appreciate Earth Day.