Now that the drought has broken, California is bursting with wildflowers. These pictures were taken in two areas south of the San Francisco Bay Area.
There were carpets of baby blue eyes (above) in Canada del Oro– although this is a subspecies that is white rather than baby-blue. Contrast the colour with this one from Pacheco Park.
Pacheco Park also had hillsides covered in blooms. The dominant species were shooting stars and violas.
This species of shooting stars, Dodecatheon clevelandii, takes on different colours.
“To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour” – William Blake