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Nature's Paintbrush

I honestly didn't expect this at Table Mountain.

When I started the 3hr drive to this place earlier in the day, I had a set expectation of a few patches of wildflowers - some poppies and some lupines coloring up a small green landscape. In fact, even on the road climbing up to the top of the hill, I saw nary a sign of wildflowers. It was mostly the green landscape.

 

However, as I rounded the corner and reached the summit, what I saw astounded me: Mother Nature had unloaded entire paintbuckets of yellow, purple and orange onto a canvas of green. Lupines, poppies and coreopsis (goldfields) dominated the landscape. So much so that I couldn't even find a single square meter that didn't have some wildflower growing on it.

 

Here is a quick edit showing what I mean!

 

North Table Mountain Ecological Preserve

CA USA

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Taken on March 30, 2014