Most of these flowers are from Table Mountain, an old volcanic “neck,” near Chico in northern California. The landscape is stunning in the spring (4 slides below).
My companions, husband and golden retriever. (Geologists will recognize the basaltic rocks.)
(4 slides above/5 below)
…wait for the close up!
White meadow foam (Limnanthes douglasii) was abundant next to the streams (click to enlarge).
Butterflies were having a field day (5 slides). These are Pipevine butterflies, but the pipevines flowers were not out yet, so they pollinated brodiaeas. (Maybe the pipevines are just where they lay their eggs – I have seen the plants full of black and red caterpillars.)
Wildflower season is almost over now – unless I head for the mountains, but after growing up in the tropics I can appreciate what the seasons bring. Have you walked in a field of wildflowers in spring? If not put it on your bucket list!