Spring Time Drive

Some recent day trips with my son has led us to some very remote areas of our county. Mariposa is a large county with a small population, and a large portion of it belongs to Yosemite National Park and The Sierra National Forrest. This means that most of the area is unpopulated. It also means there is a lot of back country to explore. The areas we visited were once thick with pines and cedars. Un- fortunately a lot of this area has been hit with devastating wildfires in the past few year wiping out much of the tree population. This area has been cleared of the dead wood and things are beginning to grow again (Poison Oak). Which is good to see. Stay healthy.

More Spring Flowers

The foothills of the Sierra Nevada are a parade of constantly changing colors in the spring. Many of them are blatantly beautiful with vibrant colors, while others are smaller and more subdued but equally beautiful. And the variety changes from year to year so it is always fun to see what is going to pop up this year. Hope you are enjoying your spring. Stay healthy.


Spring in this area changes from year to year, depending on our winter weather. Every year there seems to be a predominate flower in different areas. In this particular area the “popcorn” flower was predominate which I am sure will be followed by a more colorful array once these are done. The fields were white for miles and miles. It was gorgeous. Stay healthy.