Whatever Weds. Super-bloom 23-Yellows


On Easter He-Man and I met our friend Gordon of https://undiscoverdimagesamongstus2.wordpress.com/

down in SoCal at the Carrizo Plain National Monument to photograph

the wildflowers in bloom…or Super-bloom 2023.

The Carrizo Plain has a lot of yellow flowers. Today we’ll focus on the Orange Fiddlenecks with an honorable mention of a few other yellow wildflowers.

Wide View of the Plain and mountains. Soda Lake.

Orange Fiddlenecks, Hillside Daisies, and Goldfields cover the distant mountains and the plain, and in the above image you can see front right a few Tidy Tips too.

Orange Fiddleneck
Orange Fiddlenecks

It was so beautiful and not too crowded being a holiday.

Next time I’ll share other views, and flowers that I saw while here.

Nikon D810 & Nikon Df w/ Nikkor 105mm macro lens & Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G| PS CC 24.3.0

more to come…

42 thoughts on “Whatever Weds. Super-bloom 23-Yellows

  1. Oh so delightful to see the vast array of wildflowers at Carrizo, Deborah. I was in the area in early March and could not get there due to flooded, closed roads…so disappointed. So I’m glad to see it here and look forward to your future photos. Great close-ups of the fiddlenecks…and so many!

    1. Thank you so much, Jennie! The Fiddleneck is kind of hard to see how pretty it is since it’s so small so I thought a little study would show it off a bit. I’m glad you like the images! 😃

  2. Beautiful capture of the flowers in the middle photo, Deborah! When I bought my first 10 rose bushes, didn’t realize I picked all of them in differents shades of pink. Subsequently, when I bought noew flowers, I bought more yellow!

    1. Thank you so much, Miriam! Yellow is such a lovely cheerful color in the garden isn’t it.
      You sound like you have a green thumb! I wish I were better at it. My Grandmother grew roses, but I’ve not had any luck with them.
      Although the carpet roses that were in the yard when we bought this house are doing well. Yeah! 😃

  3. Wow, how beautiful are those flowers Deborah ! They remind me of the wildflowers we see of the Paper Daisies over in Western Australia. which bloom after the rains. A field of Gold, a glorious splendor but for a short time, to behold and give thanks. Thank you for sharing these beautiful vistas.

    1. I’ve always liked their name, but the flowers are lovely.
      I’ve looked up Carrizo…an explorer I wondered? No. It’s Spanish for the grass reed that grows there. You must grow the same grass reed in Carrizo Springs. ?
      Thank you for the comment, Steve!

      1. When Europeans (in this case Spaniards) came to the Americas and saw new kinds of plants, they gave some of them the names of similar European plants. That sometimes resulted in confusion, as when English-speaking settlers in central Texas called the junipers here cedars. Whether the carrizo that Spanish speakers saw in California is the same carrizo Spanish speakers saw in Texas, I don’t know.

    2. Indeed, it does! To me, the fantastic photos reminded of Georgia O’Keeffe’s “If you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for a moment.” Thank you for sharing such wondrous worlds with us!

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