Sunday, April 26, 2009

Flower power

With bouts of summer heat and winter cold covering the valley Alice and I decided on a hike at the Morgan territory to see if we could catch a glimpse of spring wild flowers on the hills.

Cold winds greeted our arrival as we headed out on the Coyote trail. The sparse rains has left the once lush emerald green covered rocks and trees bare as we made our way along the trail.

Wild flowers in hues of blue and purple sprouted up along the trail along with flashes of yellow and green. Leaves have not withered yet and they stood out backlit by the occasional shafts of light breaking through the canyon.

We are hoping to see more color in the Diablo area hills before we head to the coast for our hikes to beat the summer heat.


Cheri said...

ah, gorgeous!

Jon Mendelson said...

i've always loved the colors of the California poppy ... nice capture in that final photo