Tall Tales From The Field

Rainbow Ice Plant Along California’s Coast

On my trip last week along California’s spectacular coastline, I noticed that the Ice Plant growing along the sand dunes and beaches was a very  vibrant color.  Fall weather had made its mark on the Ice Plant. In the second photo below, you’ll see the color of Ice Plant in other seasons.  With an approaching Pacific Ocean storm, the contrast of the autumn colors to the dark blue skies was a refreshing look. Now, if we could only get an ocean in Southern Utah where I live.

 

Ice plant, in its fall colors, grows along the Pacific Ocean Coastline in Central California

Ice plant, in its fall colors, grows along the Pacific Ocean Coastline in Central California

 

Ice plant grows along the rocky coastline of the California Pacific Ocean near Big Sur

 

Ice plant, in its fall colors, grows along the Pacific Ocean Coastline in Central California

This is the beach at Garrapata State Park just south of Carmel. The beach disappeared the next day under the high surf produced from a strong Pacific Ocean Storm.  Those photos to follow soon.

 

Ice plant, in its fall colors, grows along the Pacific Ocean Coastline in Central California

 

Ice plant, in its fall colors, grows along the Pacific Ocean Coastline in Central California

 

Ice plant, in its fall colors, grows along the Pacific Ocean Coastline in Central California

 

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Ice plant, in its fall colors, grows along the Pacific Ocean Coastline in Central California

 

Ice plant, in its fall colors, grows along the Pacific Ocean Coastline in Central California

 

Ice plant, in its fall colors, grows along the Pacific Ocean Coastline in Central California

 

Ice plant, in its fall colors, grows along the Pacific Ocean Coastline in Central California

23 responses

  1. Amazing colors and texture!

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    December 18, 2015 at 7:03 PM

  2. Stunning photos

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    December 18, 2015 at 8:46 PM

  3. Great color contrasts across the landscape – the close up of the red tips is wonderful! I love the CA coast. ❤

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    December 19, 2015 at 5:02 PM

  4. What Katelon said …stunning.

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    December 20, 2015 at 7:15 AM

  5. Beautiful set of photographs. I love the shot of the succulent plants 🙂

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    December 21, 2015 at 5:02 AM

  6. Beautiful!

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    December 31, 2015 at 10:57 AM

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  8. Have reblogged, love your work

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    January 3, 2016 at 8:18 PM

  9. Beautiful and colorful photos

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    January 3, 2016 at 8:35 PM

  10. I go to bodega and mendo a lot and I have always wanted to take out my macro and get these colorful beauties and I haven’t gotten around to it yet.

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    January 23, 2016 at 11:40 AM

    • Even though I live in Southern Utah, I can’t get enough of the California Coast which I have visited a lot lately.

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      January 23, 2016 at 11:46 AM

      • I was just about to ask you if you were based there because you have so many photos. Have you been to Mendocino? It’s glorious. And I spend a lot of time in bodega bay.

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        January 23, 2016 at 11:49 AM

      • It’s been about 7 years since I’ve been that far north on the California Coast but I enjoyed the remoteness of the coast and the Redwood Forests.

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        January 23, 2016 at 12:01 PM

  11. I’ve also enjoyed shooting the ice plant on our coastline. You’ve brought out the vibrancy in the colors. Beautiful work—always!

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    April 9, 2017 at 9:51 PM

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