Sunday, May 6, 2018

An Image and Its Story - April 2018

April was a much better month in regards to taking photos with my big camera. We hiked in some of our regional parks and enjoyed the lovely spring weather. No surprise that my chosen photo is from one of these outings.


This picture represents so much about spring in Sonoma County that I love. After the winter rains everything has turned green. It's still a bit of time until the hills will turn brown (the Golden State...) although when it starts the transition happens fairly quickly. But right now it's still green and the California poppies dot the landscape with their happy color. There is water in the creeks and the trees break out with that wonderful fresh spring green. Birds are busy finding mates and building nests to raise their young. Every now and then a rabbit hops along the way.

This is spring in Northern California and I don't want to be anywhere else right now.


12 comments:

Jeanie said...

I've always loved California poppies. It's so beautiful here and your photo captures every detail of that beauty.

Elephant's Child said...

It is truly beautiful.
Spring is such a vital, restorative time isn't it? For the land and for us.

Red Rose Alley said...

This is a pretty picture of the California Poppies, Carola. They are growing wild right now in this lovely season of Spring. I just saw some the other day passing through a neighborhood. I'm glad it's our state flower - they are such a vibrant orange color, gorgeous. Sonoma County looks lovely. I really must visit there soon. : )

~Sheri

rebecca haegele said...

Beautiful! This kind of reminds me of Bavaria! (I've only been to southern Germany.)

Michelle said...

A lovely scenic photo. Always nice when the seasons change and it all becomes green again.

Sarah Huizenga said...

I love California poppies, or poppies any where in the wild.

Anonymous said...

It seems as though Spring has all of a sudden started showing its beautiful colors. I can't believe how lush and green the fields are in Northern California - and the bright yellow flowers! This is a truly beautiful scene!

My name is Erika. said...

This is a beautiful scene Carol. I am with you, we all have our favorite places to be in the spring and this looks like a great place to be. Hugs-Erika

Michelle B said...

If I were you, I wouldn't want to be anywhere else either. Those poppies are gorgeous! I love the creek and the hills in the background. Enjoy your spring!

Barb said...

Love those CA Poppies! I’m seeing them blooming at the beach here in S CA too. Enjoy your green while it lasts!

Darla said...

What a terrific photo. Spring in No CA is lovely isn't it? I need to get onto some of the back roads where nature seems undisturbed.

Magic Love Crow said...

Truly gorgeous area!!! Big Hugs!