Monday, May 11, 2009

Inspired: Wildflowers

Wildflowers were out in force for our coastal ride. I tried to identify as many as I could during our many "terrain breaks," starting with silver bush lupine:













Indian paintbrush (these were shockingly bright in person):













Milkmaids? Potato flowers? Not sure:













Wild douglas iris:













Blackberry blossoms:

















Sticky monkeyflower:

















I also spotted yellow lupine, California poppies, crimson columbine, queen anne's lace and ceanothus, also called coast blue blossom.

3 comments:

amber {daisy chain} said...

There are SO many right now! This weekend we saw entire hillsides covered with bright orange poppies - amazing.

love.boxes said...

stunning!

icing on the cake said...

beautiful! I've been enjoying the roses in LA, but there's something about wildflowers!