Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Fingers Crossed for Wildflowers

Notice my new header photo?   This is from last year.   This hill is visible from outside our back door, maybe 1/2 mile away.   When I go on and on and on about California needing rain in the Winter months, this is just one reason why.   Our incredibly beautiful wildflowers bring color to our hillsides that we can only see in Spring.   And so we wait throughout the brown season.   And we wait through the chillier temperatures of December and January.   Then, if we're lucky and we've had some rain, the hills start to turn green in February.   And if the stars align, the temperatures and rain are as needed, the wildflowers burst and start our shutters to snapping like crazy so we catch them before they leave.


They are magnificent and that is not overstated at all.   




Wish  us luck this year as we wait to fill our files with glorious wildflowers.


P.S.   Please let me know if this color text is too hard to read.   I don't want anyone ruining their eyesight or getting frustrated.

16 comments:

Reena Walkling said...

Actually the text is okay for me. And of course your beautiful fields are a delight to my eyes!

Nancy said...

WOW These fields of wildflowers are gorgeous..I do hope you get the rain you need in order to have those views again this year....'

I have spent some time reading over your older posts and we have lots in common...I have a cat named Simon, your bunny is named Simon, I love horses you have horses, it breaks my heart that horses are sent to slaughter as you do as well....and well I am over 50......hahaha

I have enjoyed my visit with you and will definitely be back to visit soon.....

TexWisGirl said...

just flippin' gorgeous.

A Quiet Corner said...

Those oceans of flowers are beautiful...hope you get more this year!...:)JP

Beth said...

oh, i want to take a picnic lunch, book & a blanket & enjoy these fields. so lovely. what a view. the text is just great... love the changes. so pretty. love your header as well. (:

Lynne said...

Tex says it best . . . "flipping gorgeous!" I think the flower is wild poppy? I can't wait to see your photos of "California Spring."

beth said...

i like "flipping gorgeous" too.....

and the text is fine, but i'll be honest....the background is hard on my eyes, but i have that same problem when blogs have a black background, too.....so please don't change anything that makes you happy because of my eyes. {it's more that the contrast between the two feel like it could be a migraine trigger for me}

Claudia said...

Oh, I do so hope that you have beautiful wildflowers come spring!

xo
Claudia

Daryl Edelstein said...

Such pretty-ness ... mother nature is amazing ... old mr weather needs to get it together

JDS said...

That is a gorgeous header photo that makes me want to visit California again. My wife and I have been out there a few times, but not since 2004.

And for what it's worth, I found your text easy to read in its current color.

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

LOVE your new header!! It is gorgeous!

Ellen said...

This is just one of the beautiful things I love about California. Thanks for sharing.

laurak@forestwalkart said...

wOw! beautiful!!!! glorious for sure!
i can almost FEEL the soft breeze...as i run through the field...and flop down on the ground...being delightfully smothered!

great choice for your header pic!!

(want my opinion on the type color? the light blue on the sidebar...names of other blogs...and same color for TIME of your post...hard to read. for ME anyway...but these are eyes are 58 yrs old!)

Nancy Claeys said...

I love seeing a meadow full of wildflowers. Just gorgeous! (and your site is fine for me -- no problems!)

LadyFi said...

Wonderful shots - love those flowers.

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

All is good, but the sidebar colors, especially the light blue is really hard to read. Old eyes here too.

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