Town Mouse has a lovely set of blossoms this month, so be sure to check out her blooms, too.
A whole set I took yesterday were a bust because I forgot to check my camera settings! So I took a few more this morning - Everything that was blooming last month is pretty much still showing at least a blossom or two. The lovely white blossoms of Ribes indecorum have faded and the Ribes sanguineum is looking a bit depressed, but lots of other stuff is starting to spring forth... And the manzanita - has to be seen to be believed, Or heard. The beez are abuzz all over the chaparral. Also the rosemary - really lovely right now. I am posting so I can get out for a hike! Happy President's Day Monday!
(above) Rosemary, all around my dad's cottage.
(above) Salvia Spathacea, hummingbird sage (colonizing nicely)
(above) Ribes speciosum, fuschia flowered gooseberry
(above) Ribes aureum, golden currant
(above) Not the best pic, but I liked the idea. Ceanothus "Dark Star" behind a manzanita.
(above) Arctostaphylos tomentota crustacea (our local Manzanita) blossoms
(Above) Claytonia parviflora, Miner's lettuce - less mature than next photo.
(above) Claytonia parviflora again, but mature now. Note reddness from exposed location, and the flower stalks shooting up about 3 -5 inches, with two inflorescences per stalk (hard to see).
A lovely backlit ceanothus blossom to end the show.
Now over to May Dreams Gardens to register myself and have a peek at others' bloom days! Thanks, Carol!