on the Coast
California Wildflowers 4/6/11.
The Central Coast of California is
beautiful anytime of year but spring is a time of brilliant colors and
After a few months of winter it is refreshing to watch the hills around Cambria, Ca. turn
green and the flowers bloom. The picture above was taken on
Highway 46 in between Paso Robles and Cambria, California.
After a long dry summer the rain is a welcome sight on the Central Coast. Rain showers and warmer temperatures bring the hills
alive with wildflowers.
I love to watch hills turn green and the wildflowers explode across the country side. I have never been to Ireland
but it still reminds of what I think Ireland would look like.
The colors of the wildflowers are magnificent. It is hard to capture the wonder of creation in a
web picture. In order to load a picture on a website it has to be
a certain size. I wish I could get bigger pictures on this site
so you could see the spectacular beauty of wildflowers.
These "Poppies" are gorgeous. I have never really been
into flowers until I moved to California. Maybe I just appreciate
the flowers more than I ever did. Maybe I appreciate life more
than I did in the past. I guess maybe my respect for flowers has
grown a bit since Hurricane Katrina. I don't know the answer to
the riddle but I know I like to look at the flowers these days.
Ok, one more picture.
When I first moved to Cambria,
California after Hurricane Katrina I picked a handful of Poppies and
brought them home to my wife.
I had a big smile on my face with a look of accomplishment and
romance. My wife looked at me strangely and then told me it was
against the law to pick those flowers.
Flowers can bring you a lot of enjoyment even if you
can't pick em. I forgot, can you smoke a Wildflower? Well, some folks do.
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