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Strever
Hiouchi, CA
(Zone 8b)

March 24, 2005
9:04 PM

Post #1360310

here is a site showing locations for blooming wild flowers in California
this is supposed to be the finest year for wild flowers in a long long time
http://www.theodorepayne.org/hotline/hotlinelinks.html

Dick


This message was edited Apr 28, 2005 11:20 AM
hanna1
Castro Valley, CA
(Zone 9a)

April 27, 2005
6:02 PM

Post #1431318

Thank you so very much!! I will now plan a short vacation based out of Northern Cal!! We've been on some very nice hikes already in the Point Reyes area, took a ton of wildflower pics there!
Annie

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


April 28, 2005
2:13 PM

Post #1433461

What a fun idea Dick for a day trips!!
hanna1
Castro Valley, CA
(Zone 9a)

April 28, 2005
2:45 PM

Post #1433521

We have sooo many Redwoods here in town, and 2 large Lakes, I believe Lake Shabot is a a lot of wonderful hikes thru the Redwoods, and a ton of Native flowers! http://www.ebparks.org/parks/lakechab.htm
We also went North to the Giant Redwoods, fantastic hiking there, I can't wait to go back and take a lot of photos!! I did take a couple hundred pics around Point Reyes, beautiful wild flowers in early April!!!
Annie
Strever
Hiouchi, CA
(Zone 8b)

April 28, 2005
6:26 PM

Post #1434043

i had to hunt all over the website for the page i was referring too
so i just now changed the link above to just the page of wildflower locations
if you want to see the home page goto http://www.theodorepayne.org/
yes it does look like a lot of day trips Kell
make sure you plenty of batteries & digital film :-)
Annie
you can spend a lot of days on some of these locations
& i would like to see some of those picts from both of you :-)

Dick
hanna1
Castro Valley, CA
(Zone 9a)

April 29, 2005
3:50 AM

Post #1435167

Dick, thanks for this site!!!! I've been looking for that!
Annie
Strever
Hiouchi, CA
(Zone 8b)

April 29, 2005
3:59 AM

Post #1435184

Annie
your very welcome
i thought i had put a link to this page
http://www.theodorepayne.org/hotline.html
& the other page is the link at the top of this one

Dick
still want to see some of those picts :-)
hanna1
Castro Valley, CA
(Zone 9a)

April 29, 2005
6:23 PM

Post #1436242

Here's the link to wildflowers of Lake Shabot http://www.ebparks.org/events.htm
Such a pretty place to visit and photograph!
Annie
hanna1
Castro Valley, CA
(Zone 9a)

April 29, 2005
6:37 PM

Post #1436337

Stever, Lake Isabella is great, camped there many times.
Yosemite, camping, hiking is unbelievable!
San Gabriel Mountains, so lush, the creeks, and a waterfall, great memories.
Caspers Wilderness Park, spent a lot of time, hiking, camping there! Wonderful place, watch for Mountain Lions.
Joshua Tree National Park, The Cactus, succulents are spectacular, and flowers in bloom to die for.
Death Valley National Park, huge diversity of land, much to see, a naturalist paradise! staying over is a must in one of their 2 hotels!!! This will give you more time for the sights!
Canyon Reserve, very nice.
Anza Borrego, wonderful place, much to apreciate all year long! I love C&S, and wildflowers there.
Don't forget the Point Reyes area, superb for photography, I need to post my many many wildflowers there!
Annie




MaVieRose
High Desert, CA
(Zone 8a)

April 30, 2005
8:34 PM

Post #1438600

click link to see area, mostly So. Calif. http://desertusa.com/placestogo/du_california.html
hanna1
Castro Valley, CA
(Zone 9a)

April 30, 2005
11:29 PM

Post #1438873

Thanks MaVie!! Living down South for over 40 years, We've been to most of these places! you made me reminesce!! Thanks, Annie
MaVieRose
High Desert, CA
(Zone 8a)

April 30, 2005
11:53 PM

Post #1438901

Annie, if u have the chance, go see the Calif. poppies [Antelope Valley] this year. they will be a sight to see this time. i can tell by the growth of Ca. poppies in my yard. the previous years, the poppies growth were only less than a foot high, blooms were only 2-3" wide. this year, the poppies grows to nearly 3' tall, blooms are about 4-6" wide i bet the Antelope Valley Poppies Reservation is an awesome sight to see.
hanna1
Castro Valley, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 1, 2005
5:04 AM

Post #1439570

Oh, I bet it would be, I'm getting ready to post mine, unbelievable this year!!!! I took so many pics, I'll have to choose the best, lol, Annie
nadabigfarm
Gardena, CA

May 2, 2005
8:30 AM

Post #1441695

I went to the Poppy Preserve out by Lancaster about 3 weeks ago and it was fantastic. Fields of orange as far as you could see. This seasons rain made a dazzling display of poppies.
hanna1
Castro Valley, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 3, 2005
4:35 AM

Post #1443724

Poppies here as far as the eye can see, some neighbors have it instead of a lawn right now!!!! I have so many different colors, it's spectacular!!
I hope they last awhile longer, getting ready to plant more, lol.

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