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We're experiencing a Superbloom here-ish
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Which means that in southern and central California, I'm in the north hence the -ish above, seeds that have been dormant for decades are now flowering because of an abundance of water this past autumn and winter. Normally, hills like these shown below are brown. After a decent rain, they are green. so, way to go water and long-dormant seeds for creating the pretty!!!
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Jaw-droppingly beautiful! The extent of the bloom and the vibrancy of the colors is just amazing. What an end to your years' long drought. Thank you for sharing these pictures. FanSee

You are more than welcome! And you're right, this is a pretty spectacular maybe-end to the current draught. The amount of our rain this winter was amazing. Just hope that wasn't a one-shot deal :)

Amen. that's always a concern, of course, that the drought was the new normal. Hopefully, after this spectacularly wet season, you'll go back to an average amount of rain. FanSee

Gorgeous, isn't it? I can't even imagine what California Valley looks like

It is!! And I can't either. These blooms are a bit away and we've made no attempt to go see them :( Still, just the photos make me pretty happy :)

That's beautiful! Is that rapeseed? We have a lot of that blooming here too.

Edited at 2017-05-08 05:38 pm (UTC)

From my very brief research, while we have a ton of wildflowers, it appears that rapeseed isn't one of them :( Although it is is sold as a green in some grocery stores :)

Beautiful pictures! Is that lavender on the hills?

Aren't they lovely? And no, I don't think that's lavander. Most of the purple plants are low growing like Lupin or Phacelia so, not sure.

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