Hansen’s Delphinium

The Hansen’s Delphinium is a rather obscure long stemmed plant with very small flowers that go rather unnoticed until you study the flowers that are really quite delicate and beautiful. They tend to grow in clusters of 3 to 4 stems in a very small area. This is just another example of the beautiful wildflowers that grow in the Sierra Nevada foothills. Enjoy your day.

Wild Cabbage

While out on a search for wildflowers in our local area I came across this interesting and beautiful plant that I had never seen before. After many hours of research, I finally came up the with an identity of Calanthus Coulteri. It is a striking plant with it’s deep burgundy buds and beautiful flowers. Not prolific, I saw about 20 plants. Take a drive and see our wildflowers in the Sierra Nevada foothills. Enjoy your day.

Arvocets

This past weekend I decided to make one last trip to the wildlife refuge for this season and was pleasantly surprised with a variety of ducks and birds that had been missing from the lineup previously from this past season. Usually, most of the wildlife has already migrated by this time. Since I really didn’t expect to find much other than the native coots. I was pleasantly surprised. These Arvocet’s napping provided just one of numerous shooting opportunities. Enjoy your day!!!