Sunday, April 21, 2019

Superbloom! The Close-up View

Carrizo Plain National Monument, CA

Closeup of tiny California Goldfields, with tiny purple gilia

In my last post, California Goldfields blankets huge swaths of land with yellow. And yet they are tiny flowers. Some say the Golden State was named for great springtime blooms of Goldfields throughout California.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Superbloom! The Big Picture

Carrizo Plain National Monument, CA

In certain rainy years like 2019, the remote Carrizo Plain National Monument bursts into a wildflower “superbloom” for just a few short weeks in March or April.