Wildflowers Keep Coming…

The lovely cool rainstorms we have been having, are keeping the wildflowers very happy.  Here are photos from a walk up the hills just at my back door. We’ll start with a rainbow that shows you the hills that are welcome for walking. _________________________________________________________ more of the foot paths and views from the BLM landContinue reading “Wildflowers Keep Coming…”


Spring has begun…… Fiddleneck are everywhere….some shallow people call them weeds. Wild lilac or Ceonothus AKA Buck Brush bushes are budding out, their wild scent–my favorite– is coming to intoxicate the air. (Native Peoples used to prune these, to have them grow straight for arrows.) The wildflower palette will be exploding over the next 2Continue reading “Wildflowers!”

Rain and art = green hills and wildflowers

Spring has officially arrived because the wild lilac (ceonothus) has begun to bloom.  Fiddleneck is everywhere, making the hills yelllow-orange.  I’ll say it again–Spring is THE best time to come to Three Rivers. I’ve been very busy getting ready for the Three Rivers Artists’ STUDIO TOUR 9 coming up on March 19-20-21. This week IContinue reading “Rain and art = green hills and wildflowers”

Trees who wait…

There is a kind of lull here, some of the trees are dropping leaves, the Chinese pistache trees planted almost 30 years ago.  I’ve just learned that the female trees have red berries that turn blue, and so the tree that was planted by birds or winds or serendipity at the edge of cottage deckContinue reading “Trees who wait…”