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Monday, April 20, 2009

 

The Seasons: Spring 2009

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A month into spring, the days are finally showing a warming trend. Last Tuesday (the 14th) a blustery wind blew throughout the peninsula, and it felt wintry. Now, we can say "Spring is here". New leaves on the trees and abundance of flowers are sights to lift the spirits.

Come summer, shortage of water could cause some problems. But we have survived droughts in the past and no doubt we'll survive this summer.

A mixed bag of pictures, mostly wild flowers at various preserves.

Indian Warriors, Coal Mine Creek, Portola Valley, CA.
©Musafir

Vetch, Fremont-Older Open Space Preserve
©Musafir

Hikers, Easter Sunday 2009
©Musafir

Star Lily, Fremont-Older Open Space Preserve
©Musafir

Oak tree with new leaves, Fremont-Older Open Space Preserve
©Musafir

Meadow full of miniature lupines, Los Trancos Trail, Foothills Park
©Musafir

Blue Myrtle (Periwinkle), Los Trancos Trail, Foothills Park
©Musafir
Pink Trillium, Rancho San Antonio
©Musafir

Wild turkey at Rancho San Antonio
©Musafir

Mule's Ears, Rancho San Antonio
©Musafir

Wild California Poppy, Russian Ridge
©Musafir

Owl's Clover, Russian Ridge
©Musafir

A Clouded Sulfur Butterfly and Buttercups, Fremont-Older Open Space Preserve
©Musafir

What is all this juice and all this joy ?
A strain of earth's sweet being in the beginning...

--Gerard Manley Hopkins, Spring
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