Shuwen and I went for a morning hike at Daley Ranch. I was hoping to reproduce an older photo of a color chaparral hillside with Ceanothus (California Lilac) in bloom at a higher resolution, but in that particular location, the Ceanothus wasn’t flowering. It was hard to tell whether it wasn’t flowering yet, or if it was past its bloom already – strangely enough, despite the (perceived) cold and (definitely) wet winter, plants seem to be pretty early to bloom*.
In other areas, plenty of Ceanothus was showing off its beautiful blue and purple color. Mixed with the little red flames of fresh Laurel Sumac leaves, it was quite a feast of color in the hills.
*) maybe this early blooming is just another result of the non-existent global warming, climate change, and all that other alternative-facts (or was it fake news?) stuff that has of course nothing to do with CO2 and burning fossil fuels… who knows?! I mean, all these scientists that agree it’s real could just be dead wrong – but a few politicians with ties to the fossil fuel industry and in the grip of its lobbyists, they could be totally right instead.Thanks for reading! You can stay up to date with my blogposts and subscribe via email (the subscription form opens in a new browser window/tab). It's easy as pie! :-)
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