Well, it’s a bit late, but I just can’t resist sharing some of our photos from the wildflowers. (And for those of you who don’t live in Southern California, you won’t know the difference anyway!)
This year has been amazing! Not only is the amount of flowers overwhelming (in a good way), but also the length of time that they have been in bloom is incredible. I don’t think I can remember a year like this before.
We went out twice to see the poppy fields and both times it was incredibly windy. (I know, shocking in the A.V., right?) But despite the wind, the poppies still opened up, and the beauty was breathtaking.
I am always amazed by the variety of wild flowers as well as the difference that just a few miles make. In Rosamond, we don’t get the fire-fields, but we did still have lots of purple and yellow.
One day, we crossed the railroad tracks and went for a “walk”. In reality, we were on a treasure hunt! There were so many different flowers out there! But you never would have seen most of them if you hadn’t been looking. Unfortunately, we didn’t have our real cameras with us, so we had to make do with a cellphone.
And then, driving to and from Tehachapi, we saw some beautiful blue fields! We weren’t able to get a good photo of the fields, but we did find a small patch that we could pull over by and snap a few pictures.
I love wildflowers anywhere we find them, but I have to admit, I am partial to our desert flowers. There is something amazing about how much beauty can spring up out of nowhere.
And the way the landscape is transformed by vivid, almost blinding colors is incredible!
In some places, it looked as though a giant paintbrush had been used to add color to the hills. In others, it seemed as though someone had splashed paint out of a can, or even just decided to pour it over everything, letting the various colors soak into the ground and run into each other.
I am always amazed by the color combinations and the perfect balance and harmonization produced by the randomness of these flowers. Have you ever noticed though, that when we attempt something similar with man-made objects, it doesn’t usually work that well? It may be fun, playful, and eye-catching, but not beautiful. And yet in nature it is breathtaking! It kind of makes you think that maybe there actually is a Master Artist painting the earth every spring, doesn’t it?