Here in Point Reyes the misty ocean air falls dutifully onto plants and trees that held strong through a windy and rainy winter and begin softening their edges, stand tall, and open their petals to the sky. This Douglas Iris offers a brilliant example.
This makes for many a pleasantries for hikers, bikers, kayakers, crawlers, prancers, soarers, and other passersby. It can't be confirmed that migrating whales can see the golden poppies waving to them from the hillside, but many giant sea creature eyes have been spotted sneaking a peak from awfully close to the shore. And really, who can blame them.
We highlight a few more of the currently blooming varieties of herbs and flowers below and suggest that the migrating whales take note... and perhaps meet us out at the point to ooo and ahh together.
Checkerbloom is a perennial herb.
Checkerblooms with a view.
Douglas Iris thriving in the sunshine.
Mustard along the Kehoe Beach Trail.
Indian Paintbrush soaking in the recent rains.
California Poppies and Lupine blooming in harmony.
Enjoy the springtime sunshine everyone.
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