I am constantly reminded of why I call the San Francisco Bay Area home. The Bay has been my “home” base for almost 8 years. And for oh so many good reasons…
One of those reasons is spring wildflower season! Being late-June now, the season has come and (mostly) gone at this point, and I’m happy with the variety that I got to see while out hiking around this spring.
The flowers (and the journey involved to see them) provide me with another reminder of a change in the seasons, of the impact of weather patterns, of transition, of pure un-touched natural beauty, and of the possibilities that come with new growth.
Without further ado, here are those beauties:
And here’s the California state flower, the elegant and sensitive poppy:
Finally, while not technically a flower, I’m giving a special mention to poison oak since this is a plant that you want to be able to identify… it can be found everywhere in the woods of California and just about any time of year too. I happen to be one of the fortunate few who don’t react to the poisonous oil on the plant. Lucky me!