While organizing the photos for my “Chaparral Plant Portraits” project (which focuses on the large and medium sized shrubs, which are often a little bit underappreciated) I came upon so many photos of wildflowers, the begged to be together at last, in a dedicated gallery: Native Wildflowers in the Chaparral.
And while the “main” project is certainly long term, it’s always great to get the gratification and satisfaction when things finally “fall together”, find their place, and make sense. All the years, it felt like more or less confusedly photographing whatever splotches of color would show up during my walks with Toni and the camera – and the pictures now accumulate into a gallery at last. Not bad! :-)
Needless to say, the inspiration to compile these photos comes from the “Chaparral Naturalist” class that I’m taking with the California Chaparral Institute. Without the dedication and passion of Richard Halsey and Nathan Serrato, as well as the incredible knowledge of my fellow students (who helped me identifying all the flowers), this gallery would not exist. Thank you all for your help, and I hope you like the gallery (click on the image below to open the gallery).
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