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Carrizo Plains

A large water tank. I believe these are bullet holes that they tried to patch.

"A blue so blue, it is both dark and bright. A blue so blue, it is always just right. ..." Jean-François Dumont

Carrizo Beetle (paracotalpa ursina) in April eating some tasty Thistle Sage (salvia carduacea). Ain't she a beauty?


Carrizo Plain National Monument, San Luis Obispo County, California

A vintage Thresher sits abandoned on a bare section of the Carrizo plain. Sun, sand wind and rain threaten to slowly dismantle it....splinter by splinter.

Coulda sworn I had already uploaded this one... but couldn't find it, except in a diptych.


Local photog and pilot Dean Cully in a springtime field of buttercups.

Layers of brilliant colors grace the Carrizo Plain this year. It is breathtaking to experience in person.

Self explanatory - I think.

Taken in the Carrizo Plain National Monument, California, USA.

I'm on a diptych kick, just started a group to feed the need - Diptychs, and I am seeing the world in pairs today!

On our way to Carrizo Plain, we came across this homestead. Those yellow slopes behind looked pretty. So we immediately stopped and took some shots of the scene.

used a cp filter


a 550 mile one day round trip

view on phantom evergreen

Thanks Michael

The wildflowers scenes at Carrizo Plain a couple months ago were overwhelming. Both myself and my wife had bad allergies from the pollen.

Wildflowers at their peek at Carrizo Plain, California.


Texture thanks to Anna Librillana.

Ferruginious Hawk, Carrizo Plain, California.

A gorgeous spring day on the Carrizo Plain. The wildflowers around Soda Lake are in full bloom right now, and it looks as though Mother Nature had a field day with the paintbrush.


View On Black

Carrizo Plain National Monument, California

From the Carrizo Plain National Monument, San Luis Obispo County, California, USA.

Recurved larkspur

Carrizo Plain

This flower is included on the list of rare or endangered plants by the California Native Plant Society and is only found in California and primarily in the central valley where development and agriculture have decimated most of its habitat.

It's always a treat to see truly wild elk. We were told that you had to be up early in the morning to see these elk, and that the first car of the day would spook them away from the roads. Luckily we saw these two in the evening and they weren't as spooky as reported. The herds we saw the next day though.....they ran like wildfire at the first sign of our car! It's a privilege to see un-habituated animals. ;-)

Red-Winged Blackbird in a field of Coreopsis

Wildflowers blooming in the hills above the farmland in the Carrizo Plain.

Another view of the old grain bins and seed spreader along Bitter Water Road.

Taken near Cholame, California, USA.

Temblor Range and Elkhorn Plain, Carrizo Plain National Monument.

Bright spring yellow flowers, desert gold and California poppies near mountains in the Carrizo National Monument California-CentralB-Coast 2015-03-11

Red-Winged Blackbird in a field of Coreopsis

Absolutely stunning when you get close up. Bob and I drove on some pretty bad dirt roads to get this far only to find the gate locked with 6 locks! Someone else went over the gate and got the money shot. Still, this is pretty beautiful!

Coreopsis Fields, Temblor Range in the distance

This little House Finch was Jumping up and down and singing his heart out for a nearby female. I thought he was quite impressive. I hope she did too!

Bright spring yellow flowers, desert gold and California poppies near mountains in the Carrizo National Monument California-Central-Coast 2015-03-11

Another glorious view while going through the Temblor range on Hurricane road.

Nature put on quite a show this Spring in Carrizo.

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