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From the exotic to the familiar, whether you’re traveling or in your own backyard, we would love to see the world through your eyes.
Here are 2 places to go for flower ID: one and two.
It was a bit hazy, so I didn’t bother with the big views, but you can see the area by clicking around in google images.
The Mariposa Lillies are out :-)
I like when their curving petals overlap like this.
The striking purple and white always pleases me.
These are a bit rare, but they do show up specifically around the top of Mugu Peak, and are just so pretty.
The poppies were mixed in with a lot of grasses, and, in this case, lupines.
The Morning Glories are very popular with the bugs. And sometimes with spiders that catch the bugs. Here a little spider has nabbed a slightly smaller fly.
With these sorts of pictures, I feel like I should be working for Hallmark.
I like when sunlight is coming through the petals and you can see where they overlap by the shade they cast.
Is it Sunday already?
Dorothy A. Winsor
Those are lovely
AM in NC
Wow! What beautiful flowers you have out there. I love ours here too, but it is happy-making to see different blooms. We really live in such a beautiful country with such a diversity of landscapes and attendant flora and fauna. Thank you for sharing these!
Lovely. After the rains, the flowers.
The poppies with the lupines photo is so pretty.
Very pretty! Malibu is such a PIA. I much prefer Manhattan Beach and southwards
Is it Sunday? Garden thread? jk – these are beautiful. Love flora-watching while on a hike.
The ones in #4 look fake like you’d buy at Michael’s, and I think it’s the little jagged edges that do it for me!
Ironically, we were just in that area a couple weeks ago. Family we visited in LA have a beach house up in Oxnard (next to the Navy yard.) We didn’t do hiking but now I know what to ask for next time we visit. It was a lovely area.
The Moar You Know
I have a massive patch of poppies right beside the freeway that’s closest to my home.
I like the origami analogy.
I absolutely love Mariposa lilies, a wild flower so wild it is nearly impossible to cultivate into your home garden; part of its charm. Thanks for the lovely photos! I was doing some research in them and surprised that there are so many varieties in the wild, mostly in CA.
We lived in the Central Valley when I was a young kid; I’m probably a plant obsessive thanks to collecting mushrooms with my parents inside a CA poppy superbloom. They get a starring role in the native landscape I’m almost done planting here in central Oregon.
Thanks for the nice words, everybody!
Nice shots, I hiked the Ray Miller trail last year. The peak with the comm stuff is Laguna Peak.