Carrizo Plain Super Bloom II


“Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!'”

~Robin Williams

 

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Fenceline

 

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Wildflowers and Mountain

 

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Carrizo Pano

 

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Nature’s Hues

 

“If you truly love Nature, you will find beauty everywhere.”

~Vincent Van Gogh

 

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Fence and Colors

 

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Tidy Tips

 

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Carrizo Colors

 

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Soda Lake Blooms

 

β€œIn the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.”

~Margaret Atwood

 

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Blooming

 

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California Oak

 

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Patterns

 

Carrizo Plain National Monument is the largest single native grassland left in California.Β 

 

 

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91 comments

  1. Such beautiful photos!

  2. Absolutely gorgeous photos! Thank you for bringing us along on your journey

  3. really stunning Jane…you truly captured some great detail…colors magnificant!!

  4. What impressive landscapes. Your photos are beautiful!

  5. Robin Williams was right, and for wildflowers, you’ve found party central.

  6. Jane, your most beautiful images are truly a party for the eye.

  7. Absolutely stunning! ‘Fenceline’ and ‘California Oak’ are favorites!

  8. Thank you, My Dear for this great post! Your posts always feel like a California Kiss! Bellissimo, Jane, Bellissimo!
    Xoxoxo

  9. WOW! What a gorgeous explosion of color! I’ve seen mini super blooms (oxymoron?) around the Bay Area, but nothing like this! Thanks for sharing, Jane!

    • Thanks, Mackenzie. Yes, sadly nothing like this around SF but there are some good wildflower hikes that aren’t too far. I am still hoping to find a good field of California Poppies. So glad you found this surprising and enjoyed the photos!

  10. Looks like you were in your glory during your visit Jane. Amazing floral vistas

  11. Beautiful shades of yellow, and looks like the Carrizo Plains were swathed with them in the foreground, in the distance, around you, everywhere. Any brighter you might have needed sunglasses for the entire time you were there πŸ™‚ Amazing photography as usual, Jane πŸ™‚

    • Hi Mabel, Yes, as far as you could see in some places. Quite amazing and honestly, the bright yellows did hurt my eyes a bit in the sun, it was so intense. Glad you enjoyed this sight and the photos. Thanks so much. πŸ™‚

  12. Another super set Jane, what an amazing display is this an annual event?

    • Thanks so much, Brian. The “super bloom” like this happens after a long rainy season, which is infrequent- although we also had a big bloom in 2017. Historically, it used to happen about once a decade so this was a frenzy. πŸ™‚

  13. I love your landscapes….its heartening to see that not all of California was burnt out. The spaciousness is what hooks me …the colors too … beautiful images πŸ’› thankyou

    • Thank you so much, Therese. This is an amazing part of California that I’d never seen. The state is bouncing back after the fires with the rainy winter. I’m so glad you enjoyed these colorful landscapes.

  14. I had no idea this existed in California! Granted… I don’t know much about the state to begin with (lol). This place is definitely worth taking a cavas to and painting a picture. Wonderful! Thank you for sharing.

    • Hi Ashley, Haha! I didn’t either until all the talk about Super Blooms a few years ago got me researching it. Quite remote but worth the drive. Happy you enjoyed these image and I agree about a creating a painting. Thanks so much!

  15. That super bloom is a thing of astonishing beauty! Wish I could have seen it in person.

  16. Yellow is the perfect colour after the dark greys of winter. Gorgeous photos, Jane! Can’t quite get over those vast landscapes. πŸ™‚

  17. Thank you for another look at the super bloom! Super indeed!
    Alison

  18. Gorgeous captures, I would love to see this in person some day!

  19. WOW! Amazing!

    On Sun, Apr 14, 2019 at 1:02 PM Jane Lurie Photography wrote:

    > Jane Lurie posted: “”Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!'” > ~Robin Williams “If you truly love Nature, you will find beauty > everywhere.” ~Vincent Van Gogh β€œIn the spring,” >

  20. I’m glad you treated us to a second round of these fabulous wildflowers.

  21. Wonderful grassland photographs – and what a time to be there! All beautiful, and I particularly liked the California Oak, and the photograph including the fence – a very western feel to it.
    Thanks, Jane!

    • Thank you so much, Adam. Appreciate your comments about those in particular. I am in love with winter oaks and was thrilled to see them surrounded by wildflowers. (this was on the way out of Carrizo) I thought the fencing throughout Carrizo added a nice element to the landscape and did have an old-timey feel. πŸ™‚

  22. What a stunning place. I had not heard of it before I saw your posts. Wonderful photos Jane.

  23. THANK YOU for posting these, Jane! I’m so grateful that places like this still exist… its beauty leaves me speechless! ❀

    • Hi Eliza, Thank you for your love of nature and appreciation of these photos. Places like this should be seen (and photographed) and revered. Happy you enjoyed them! ❀️🌼

      • I couldn’t agree more, protected (from humans) forever! πŸ™‚

        • I hope photography helps educate people about nature’s wonders, but the double-edged sword is that it also brings more people, many of whom need to learn how to treat a sensitive environment. (I know you know this!) πŸ™‚

          • Yes, it is a double-edged sword. At least you are plugging conservation of these precious resources. What I noticed upon my recent visit to CA parks is the lack of signage. Parks here in the East have ‘in your face’ signs everywhere (as well as rangers) educating about staying on the path, habitat sensitivity, laws protecting flora/fauna, etc. Could it be a funding issue, I wonder?

          • That’s an interesting observation, Eliza. I don’t think I noticed that difference. It could be a state funding issue – not sure. Will now be on my radar…

  24. Beautiful! We are on our way back from the Carrizo Plane right now. We also went to the Lancaster Poppy Preserve. I will be posting photos in the next few days.

  25. Those colours are simply incredible. It must be one of nature’s most beautiful spectacles. Thank you for sharing your photos. πŸ™‚

  26. Outstanding, gorgeous in every way, nature has been on your side.

  27. Thanks for the reprise. That one post simply wasn’t enough. I bet you were in heaven or floating over all the beauty on your very own cloud! Doing a happy dance for you! πŸ˜€

    • Hi Gunta, Thanks for saying that…I couldn’t resist sharing more..it was heavenly to be there and photographing so I really appreciate your enthusiasm! Happy dance back! πŸ€—πŸ˜˜

  28. You do find beauty wherever you go … thanks for sharing these vistas

  29. Gorgeous photos, Jane. Vincent would have lost his other ear over these colors.
    Ξ©

  30. I know these areas well. These are gorgeous photos Jane.

  31. πŸ™‚ Stunning! Thank you for the pretty images! πŸ™‚

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