Monday, May 17, 2010

Beautiful California Spring

Isn't Spring just beautiful in all her ways?

Artichoke Thistle (Cynara cardunculus)

Prickly Pear (Opuntia)

Some type of Cicada

Golden Star (Blumeria crocea)

California Buckwheat (Eriogonum fasciculatum)

Vista Point

Santiago Peak, Santa Ana Mountains, Orange County Elevation 5687ft

Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja)

Vernal Pool

Vernal Pool reflecting bright yellow Black Mustard

Black Mustard (Brassica nigra)

Black Sage (Salvia Mellifera)

Bush Monkeyflower (Mimulus aurantiacus)

Bush Monkeyflower (Mimulus aurantiacus)

This is a fun video if you can ignore my frantic calls to my kids telling them to watch out for the frogs :)

Wherever you are, I hope you are enjoying your Spring!


  1. Well, it is actually winter here in Australia but I really really enjoyed your spring pictures from California and I LOVED the little video!!! Your photos and knowledge of all the things you photographed are amazing!!!

  2. Yes, nice Latin names! What a great shot of the cicada. I've only heard them. Nolan is so excited for the frogs. I love that video. His tadpoles are still swimming.