I went for a hike the other day at noon. Silly thing to do in the heat! Still, it was a great thing to do, moving from watery creeks to woodland and then into the heat of the chaparral. Shade became a goal after a point, and under a tree I found this lovely bush. No idea what it is, but it was quite lovely.
This is one of my favorite shrubs in California – the Fremontia – it blooms for a short period, and the bright yellow blossoms make a dramatic presentation. Always worth finding!
On a rainy day . . .
I have no idea what kind of flower this is, but it is strange to see in a field of dried grasses and weeds. Its luxuriant and big – large, fuzzy green leaves and flowers that are about 5 inches across. It’s a viney-like critter.
Camera here is the small and mighty Olympus XA4, Fuji Pro 400H film, and home-scanned using a Pakon 135 NonPlus. Some post.
It’s amazing to see colors splashed across the hillsides surrounding the California Poppy Reserve! Fields of yellow and orange, meadows of purple.
A scene from the local botanical garden . . . piles of Pin Oak leaves against blooming Mexican sage. If you look in the upper left, you will see some pink blooms still clinging to a tree branch.
Last summer a friend and I visited the Norton-Simon Museum in Los Angeles. Inside is amazing, and the sculpture garden is as well. The brilliant golds of the tree’s flowers and the grasses in the pond caught my eye.