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Saturday, March 2, 2013

Sorry to do this to you

but while a lot of you are snowbound or still dealing with very cold weather, we here in California have the wildflowers beginning to bloom.  I wasn't expecting this thus did not have my macro lens with me.  It is strange how one end of the park that I frequent the most has very little flower activity yet on the other end two miles to the west where these pictures were taken, "spring" is busting out all over.






Even the lizards have come out from their hidey-holes to bask in the warm California sun.





14 comments:

Carole M. said...

even without your macro lens John; the photos are beautiful. What a joy to see on your walk and a lovely surprise like you say

biebkriebels said...

Well, at least you give us hope there must be something in the ground that we will see in a few weeks? Next week we should have some higher temperatures.

EG CameraGirl said...

So beautiful. I have so much to look forward to in a few weeks here. (I do love spring, but I also like winter. )

Unknown said...

Hi from Michigan! nice sunny day here and the sunrise was gorgeous. Spring is on the way here so won't be long and we will be seeing the pics you have posted, except the lizards. great post, thanks!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Well, I'm not sorry; you just brightened up a very grey day in England. Thanks.

Red said...

Well, okay. I think you're trying to cheer us up. I'm surprised at the number of varieties that are blooming at this time of year.

LR Photography said...

Amazing series, congratulations!

TexWisGirl said...

i think my part of texas is slow to spring this year, but i did see my first green budding tree this week. :)

Pam said...

Great minds think alike! It does brighten the day here to see some different wildflowers, not to mention the lizard. Spring will be here in a few weeks, and today the sun is actually shining!!

Karen said...

A little glimpse of spring is a welcome site. Great shots.

Randy said...

The colors are amazing and full of the hope of Spring.

Felicia said...

they are so pretty John. Thanks for the little glimpse of spring. It will soon be here but not yet we have a potential bad storm heading our way mid week.

Felicia

Anonymous said...

Hi John,

I like your springtime photos very well! I'm happy about every sunbeam - but here in Germany it will probably take a bit of spring to come

friendly greetings
Synke

Johnny Nutcase said...

Springtime, yeah! We've got that here too in central Texas. I saw wildflowers come out 6 weeks ago - crazy! Love your little blooms :)