Tall Tales From The Field

Fiddlenecks?

I never heard of fiddlenecks until I tried to find out what kind of flower I was photographing because there were about a billion of them. In the foothills of the Tehachapi Mountains along Highway 58 are acres and acres of them blossoming.

The foothills of the Tahachapi Mountains are in full bloom with Amsinckia, a genus of flowering plants commonly known as fiddlenecks.

The foothills of the Tehachapi Mountains are in full bloom with Amsinckia, a genus of flowering plants commonly known as fiddlenecks.

 

The foothills of the Tahachapi Mountains are in full bloom with Amsinckia, a genus of flowering plants commonly known as fiddlenecks.

 

The foothills of the Tahachapi Mountains are in full bloom with Amsinckia, a genus of flowering plants commonly known as fiddlenecks.

 

The foothills of the Tahachapi Mountains are in full bloom with Amsinckia, a genus of flowering plants commonly known as fiddlenecks.

 

The foothills of the Tahachapi Mountains are in full bloom with Amsinckia, a genus of flowering plants commonly known as fiddlenecks.

 

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10 responses

  1. Wonderful photos.

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    March 21, 2016 at 11:52 PM

  2. Beautiful pictures

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    March 22, 2016 at 12:00 AM

  3. Stunning photos – so vibrant.

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    March 22, 2016 at 12:53 AM

  4. Amazing shots! It looks like someone used a giant brush to paint those hills

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    March 22, 2016 at 4:59 AM

  5. Lovely flowers and the fields are so magical…(Suzanne)

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    March 22, 2016 at 5:54 AM

  6. Wow, really beautiful. I just drove over the summit there weekend before last and the colors were only just beginning to show. It was pretty special to see it from the distance but I can only imagine what it looks like now. Thanks for posting these…

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    March 22, 2016 at 7:55 AM

  7. WOW… beautiful! I especially love the 5th image with the trees. (I have always been drawn to repetition.)

    Like

    March 22, 2016 at 8:27 AM

  8. Wow! Absolutely gorgeous, Mike. I’m envious you get to see this in person!

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    March 22, 2016 at 7:18 PM

  9. stunning scenery.. Just want to roll roll and watch the sky…

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    March 25, 2016 at 9:47 PM

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