After a rather interesting week, comprised of snow, mud, wind, sunshine, and fog, I am reminded of several photo shoots from years past at Point Reyes National Seashore in California. It is one of those places that grabs you and won't let go, a little like parts of New Mexico. Whether you call it a cape or a peninsula, Point Reyes juts out into the Pacific Ocean, collecting fog and its moisture almost every day. When you shoot flowers there, it is a belly dancing, soggy, and delightful experience. California poppies, foxgloves, meadow foam, and lupine shine like jewels through the fog and mist.
California and Mexican poppies are synonymous with the Southwestern United States desert areas, but they seem to be quite flexible, liking the moisture provided by the ocean as much as the lack of it. The poppy bud shown below is cloaked with water droplets, courtesy of morning fog.
The California poppy here has emerged from the lupine.
Foxglove are everywhere on Point Reyes, and they appear in varying shades of pink and fuchsia.
This foxglove is surrounded by a lighter shade of lupine.
It won't be long before the deserts, mesas, and mountains come alive with blooms, courtesy of El Niño moisture.
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