Golden State Blues

Golden State Blues

Not all of the gold in California comes in yellow. These blue wildflowers were part of the 2017 superbloom in the Carizzo Plain National Monument in central California.

Embrace of Ancients

Embrace of Ancients

Crocus

Crocus

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Cactus blossum

Cactus blossum

Rainforest poppy

Rainforest poppy

A California poppy on the Redwood coast of Northern California

Orange

Orange

Orange works for things other than citrus. 

Vine maple

Vine maple

Bamboo jungle

Bamboo jungle

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park; Hana-side

Twisted juniper

Twisted juniper

An ancient juniper hangs onto the canyon edge on a foggy morning. Dead Horse Point State Park, Utah

A fork in the tree

A fork in the tree

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Nevada

Desert purple

Desert purple

House of Ferns

House of Ferns

Orange Flower #5

Orange Flower #5

Lassen National Forest, California

Reds

Reds

Red Rock Canyon State Park, Oklahoma

Maple Frosting

Maple Frosting

Shasta County, California

Aspen trees #82

Aspen trees #82

Manti-La Sal National Forest, Utah

Cottonwood in a slot

Cottonwood in a slot

Light filters onto a cottonwood tree in a slot canyon in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah.

Oaks and Lichen

Oaks and Lichen

Oaks along the Pacific Crest Trail near McArthur-Burney Falls State Park, California.

Iris and raindrops

Iris and raindrops

White umbrella

White umbrella

Beach still life

Beach still life

New leaf

New leaf

Leaf and Conk

Leaf and Conk

Hungry Mother State Park, Virginia

Fern tips

Fern tips

Seedpod

Seedpod

Devil's Club

Devil's Club

Life on a log

Life on a log

Hanging curtain of ferns

Hanging curtain of ferns

Redbud spring

Redbud spring

Yellow columbine

Yellow columbine

White flower in the rain

White flower in the rain

Double swords

Double swords

Pink rain

Pink rain

Swordfern

Swordfern

A swordfern reaches toward the light in Redwood National Park, California.

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Carizzo Plain super bloom detail

Carizzo Plain super bloom detail

A close look at some of the flowers that made up the 2017 supper bloom in the Carizzo Plain National Monument.

Carizzo Plain Gold (and yellow)

Carizzo Plain Gold (and yellow)

A cluster of wildflowers during the 2017 super bloom at Carizzo Plain National Monument in central California.