Along a trail that we frequently use for our walks, Alex and I found an astonishingly large patch of Climbing Milkweed. We must have walked past it plenty of times – only now that a lot of the vegetation is brown and in its summer dormancy, the small flower clusters and the deep, muted green of the vine was more noticable. We spent an overcast morning there photographing them, earlier in the month.
Yesterday, Alex and I went to the Dragonfly meetup of our photo club, organized by Steve Cirone. It’s the first time that I took pictures of dragonflies – thanks to the good tips from Steve, I was able to come home with some pictures that I really like, immediately. It was a fun event!
Some wildflower photos from spring 2018 that I made our recent walks and hikes in and around the greater San Diego area.
Woollyleaf Ceanothus or Ceanothus tomentosus is the prettiest sight here in Southern California in the chaparral shrublands in spring. Its blue color is so vivid, the inflorescence so delicate, and the smell so good!
Just something I saw at the side of the road during our April 2016 roadtrip…
It was very windy while we were in Paso Robles. Before we continued west on Highway 46 we took Vineyard Road to take in some more of the scenery. The wind moved the still mostly green wheat in this field around a lot and I tried to capture some of the elegance and chaos in it.
At the Peacock Garden, Sun Moon Lake, Taiwan.
A honey bee feasting on blooming lavender at the Keys Creek Lavender Farm in San Diego’s north county.
A brief downpour surprised us when we visited the “flower island” Mainau at Lake Constance in Germany. We “fled” to the Butterfly House which was nearby. The butterflies were rather elusive and not easy to catch with the camera!