Winter Has Been Cancelled – Early Wildflowers on Mt. Tam & Mt. Diablo

Hound's Tongue (Mt. Tamalpais)

Hound’s Tongue (Mt. Tamalpais)

March 16, 2014 – Northern California

I realize that about 80% of my fellow Americans don’t want to hear this, but it seems that winter never really showed its face here in Northern California. While endless snowbanks had most of the US shivering in their homes, here we search the skies for any sign of a cloud and walk the streets in shorts and t-shirts (oh, the horror!). Since I can do nothing about the weather except perform some half-assed rain dances (in truth these are nothing more than recycled 1980’s dance moves), my only choice is to enjoy the boon of early wildflowers while on my hikes. I’m hoping that I’ll find a few late blooms of wildflowers during my John Muir Trail trip in August.

California poppy (Old Mine Trail, Mt. Tamalpais)

California poppy (Old Mine Trail, Mt. Tamalpais)

Mt. Diablo wildflowers (possibly milk maids)

Mt. Diablo wildflowers (possibly milk maids)

Western wallflower (Mt. Diablo)

Western wallflower (Mt. Diablo)

Death Lily - Mt. Tamalpais

Death Lily – Mt. Tamalpais

Mt. Diablo - (not identified)

Mt. Diablo – (not identified)

Mt. Diablo - Summit Trail

Baby Blue Eyes, Mt. Diablo – Summit Trail

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About victorvolta

I am a freelance photographer/writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. I grew up in the very suburban city of Santa Clara. Education: San Jose State University (class of '84) BA degree in Journalism with concentrations in Photojournalism and English. Favorite Foods: Ribeye steaks and Stan's Doughnuts (separate plates, usually). Favorite Drinks: Strong gourmet coffee and Trader Joe's Blood Orange Italian Soda (separate cups).
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2 Responses to Winter Has Been Cancelled – Early Wildflowers on Mt. Tam & Mt. Diablo

  1. Gabi says:

    Those blooms are gorgeous. We still have some time before spring arrives to the North Cascades, as a matter of fact, the winter just started here couple of weeks ago, and seeing your photos really warms my heart during this wet and cold time of the year.

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