Spring is in full force around here! (My sincerest sympathies for those of you still stuck in the snow.) I know that it is officially a few days a way, but the hills here apparently haven’t looked at the calendar.
While we desperately need rain, we’ve had mostly sunny days and the wildflowers are blooming. Recently I had an afternoon free to go out and take a few photos. OK, it was actually a few hundred but I won’t dump them all on you at once!
The hills west of my home are a patchwork of purple, green and gold. There are bees and butterflies going from flower to flower to flower.
It’s lupines upon lupines! They don’t bloom for very long so I felt lucky that I got to these when they were at their peak. Their blue and purple blossoms are so cheery.
Some of the purple patches are a type of wild garlic. I really should look up just what they are. I’ll try to do that before I post more pictures.
Wow…. The purple is punctuated by patches of orange California poppies and yellow mustard. The roll of rusted fencing was a nice change of color.
Bright yellow oxalis are a sharp contrast to the blue-purple of the lupines. Soon enough these hills will turn gold instead of green. They’ll be lovely in a different way then. Until then, I’ll revel in these beautiful colors.