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Desert Flora at Sunset

While mountain biking this week near Gooseberry Mesa in Southern Utah, I captured some pics over a few evenings of the changing colors of the flora and the sunsets.

 

 

 

 

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Zion Canyon Night Sky

Not only is the Milky Way apparent in the sky, but so are the Sacred Datura Flowers that bloom through the night. Shot on different nights in Zion Canyon at Zion National Park, Utah

 

 

 


Flora And Some Fauna At Kaibab National Forest

Recently shot near the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Normal Kaibab Photos

The Kaibab National Forest is an anomaly in a land of deep red rock canyons and desert scrub. Situated high on a plateau, the Kaibab reaches some 9,000 feet into the Northern Arizona sky.

Ponderos Pines thrive at The Kaibab National Forest near the north rim of The Grand Canyon, Arizona

Ponderosa Pines thrive at The Kaibab National Forest near the north rim of The Grand Canyon, Arizona

 

Ponderos Pines thrive at The Kaibab National Forest near the north rim of The Grand Canyon, Arizona

 

Ponderos Pines and Aspens thrive at The Kaibab National Forest near the north rim of The Grand Canyon, Arizona

 

A coyote appears at the Kaibab National Forest, Arizona

Curious Coyote

 

Ferns thrive in the deep forests of Kaibab National Forest near the north rim of The Grand Canyon Arizona

 

Ponderos Pines thrive at The Kaibab National Forest near the north rim of The Grand Canyon, Arizona

 

Wildflowers thrive along a road in the deep forests of Kaibab National Forest near the north rim of The Grand Canyon Arizona

 

Lupine plants thrive in the deep forests of Kaibab National Forest near the north rim of The Grand Canyon Arizona

 

A mule deer appears at yje Kaibab National Forest, Arizona

The mule deer are extremely healthy looking here.

 

Ponderos Pines and Aspens thrive at The Kaibab National Forest near the north rim of The Grand Canyon, Arizona

 

Ponderos Pines thrive at The Kaibab National Forest near the north rim of The Grand Canyon, Arizona


Cedar Breaks Flora

Cedar Breaks National Monument is a geologic marvel but in July, visitors come for the floral display. At over 10,000 feet in elevation, the seasons arrive later than sooner.

 

Silver Lupine and Indian Paintbrush bloom at Cedar Breaks National Monument in Southern Utah

Silver Lupine and Indian Paintbrush bloom at Cedar Breaks National Monument in Southern Utah

 

Columbine bloom at Cedar Breaks National Monument in Southern Utah

Columbine bloom at Cedar Breaks National Monument in Southern Utah

 

Columbine bloom at Cedar Breaks National Monument in Southern Utah

 

Silver Lupine bloom at Cedar Breaks National Monument in Southern Utah

 

Little sunflowers bloom at Cedar Breaks National Monument in Southern Utah

Little sunflowers bloom at Cedar Breaks National Monument in Southern Utah

 

Silver Lupine bloom at Cedar Breaks National Monument in Southern Utah

 

Little sunflowers bloom at Cedar Breaks National Monument in Southern Utah

 

Columbine bloom at Cedar Breaks National Monument in Southern Utah

 

Silver Lupine bloom at Cedar Breaks National Monument in Southern Utah

 

Little sunflowers bloom at Cedar Breaks National Monument in Southern Utah

 

Little sunflowers bloom at Cedar Breaks National Monument in Southern Utah


The Many Faces Of The Coneflower

The Coneflower can take on many shapes and looks. It’s the ultimate shape shifter!

 

The purple coneflower produces bright colors while blooming in the hot desert sun.

 

The purple coneflower produces bright colors while blooming in the hot desert sun.

 

A macro shot of the Purple Coneflower

 

The purple coneflower produces bright colors while blooming in the hot desert sun.

 

A macro shot of the Purple Coneflower also known as the Bright Star

 

The purple coneflower produces bright colors while blooming in the hot desert sun.

 

The purple coneflower produces bright colors while blooming in the hot desert sun.

With a twirl!

 

The purple coneflower produces bright colors while blooming in the hot desert sun.


Coastal Flora

It’s spring and the flowers were blooming along California’s Pacific Ocean Coastline. Flowers include California Poppies, California Morning Glory, Daisies, flowering Ice Plant and Lupine.

 

Flowers grow along California's Pacific ocean Coast at Sand Dollar Beach.

 

Flowers grow along California's Pacific Ocean Coast at Sand Dollar Beach.

 

Flowers grow along California's Pacific Ocean Coast south of Big Sur.

 

Flowers grow along California's Pacific Ocean Coast at Sand Dollar Beach.

 

Flowers grow along California's Pacific Ocean Coast at Sand Dollar Beach.

 

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Flowers grow along California's Pacific Ocean Coast at Sand Dollar Beach.


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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Seaside Wildflowers

Wildflowers were blooming along California’s Pacific Ocean Coastline. Some, I recognize, others I couldn’t identify even with my flower book.

 

An ice plant flowers along California's Pacific Coast near Big Sur.

An ice plant flowers along California’s Pacific Coast near Big Sur.

 

Wildflowers bloom along Pacific Coast Highway near Big Sur, California

 

California Yellow Flowers

 

Bright colors come alive during sunset at Goblin Valley State Park, Utah

California Blue Lilac

 

Paintbrush flowers along the Pacific Ocean at Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, Carmel, California

Monterey Indian Paintbrush

 

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Blue iris

 

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Seaside daises are at full bloom along California's Pacific Ocean Coastline near Big Sur.

Seaside daises

 

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Calia Lily grows along California's Pacific ocean Coastline near Big Sur.

Calia Lily

 

California Morning Glory

California Morning Glory


Mellow Yellow

Along Highway 46 in Central California are fields of  mostly flowering yellow Mustard Grass.  Winter rains have forced a beautiful blossom.  More wildflower images along the Pacific Ocean and the orange hills near Tehachapi will follow soon.

 

Wildflowers are in full bloom in a pasture in California

 

Colorful Pastures

 

 

Wildflowers are in full bloom in a pasture in California

 

Wildflowers are in full bloom in a pasture in California

 

Wildflowers are in full bloom in a pasture in California

 

Wildflowers are in full bloom in a pasture in California

 

Wildflowers are in full bloom in a pasture in California

 

Wildflowers are in full bloom in a pasture in California