Most of these flowers are from Table Mountain, an “inverted” volcanic flow (which resists erosion and form a “table”, 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!