The Yellow Wave and those bloomier yucca, Springtime in Malibu Ca 2012
Spring time lingers in the hills of Malibu California. It's simply amazing to see. Green fields and multicolored flowers as far as the eye can see... but marine layer and monkey flower are the recent news of the day, my news anyway... oh and of course... my dearest yucca. Pesky spring yucca stalks rise from the hillsides glimmering in the late day sun this time of year, like sleeping aliens finally awakened for these springy weeks. Each day a little bloomier than the first :) Like golden candles shimmering in the evening sunlight, they dance happily most nights, swaying this way and that to the soft push of the western pacific breeze... catching my attention at every swirly crooked turn up my canyon. Hard not to notice such beauty, being the camera nerd and landscape geek I am. I've come to know a few of them quit intimately as I've been there with them many a morning this year, in the dark pre-dawn stillness, shrouded by the black soggy veil of early morning mist, as the sun swiftly creeps over the santa monica mountains, up thru the fog, throwing herself onto the land, her golden fingers illuminating the scene in a firey spark, OH that effortlessly majestic thing our sun does each morning... still excites me as though it was the first time I saw such a thing.
Well, finally after a long memorial weekend of blue haze and cloudless skies, I had a nice stretch of spring mayhem, so I dashed into the neither for a little quiet time with the falcons and rabbits. I have a wonderful pano of this moment with some sun flare as well, but her's a quick frame... minus the bird noises and crashing pacific wave echoes in the distance... just imagine.
Hypothetically speaking, If you could bottle up tranquility.... i imagine it might look like this when you pour it out. Still waiting for a nice spring shower... perhaps soon enough. No yuccas or monkeys in this photo... but... use your imagination. BTW... Full moon on Monday.... been waiting for this one for some time. For once, I hope that darn marine layer stays away... my year long moon-set plan could be spoiled miserably if she come snooping around on Tuesday morn. Always next year. Wish me luck.
PS I was supposed to be getting breakfast at this time... sorry hun. Coming dear!!!!! :)