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The hills are alive

Postby Windwalker » Tue Feb 26, 2008 11:39 pm

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This was taken today...just 6 miles from my home!!!

Looks to be a great year for wildflowers!



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Re: The hills are alive

Postby gary c. » Wed Feb 27, 2008 12:48 am

Beautiful :nod:
If it looks like that in your area I wonder how things are shaping up here in the Antelope Valley on the west side.
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Re: The hills are alive

Postby The Other Tom » Wed Feb 27, 2008 4:50 am

WOW !!! Beautiful =D>
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Re: The hills are alive

Postby Shawn » Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:49 pm

Whoa! :eek:

Amazing view.
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Re: The hills are alive

Postby hikerduane » Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:57 pm

Nice, thank you. Some variety of white flower is blooming so thick here, it looks like snow, 3' deep.
Piece of cake.
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Re: The hills are alive

Postby Buck Forester » Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:56 pm

Ahhhh... great shot! Good to see the wildflowers! Are they blooming big time all over the place already? I haven't been following any wildflower reports yet, thought it'd be a little early still.

I can't remember the wildflower reports page... can someone provide a link? Gracias!
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Re: The hills are alive

Postby Snow Nymph » Thu Feb 28, 2008 2:18 am

WOW! Hard to believe flowers are blooming like that. I spent last weekend in a snowstorm in Mammoth that didn't stop til we left at 7pm. Nice shot, WW!
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Re: The hills are alive

Postby copeg » Thu Feb 28, 2008 11:09 am

Sweeet Shot. Here's to hoping they start blooming all over the place!
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Re: The hills are alive

Postby Hikin Mike » Fri Feb 29, 2008 2:03 am

Nice Michael! I just saw the first flowers today along the highway.
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Re: The hills are alive

Postby will_jrob » Fri Feb 29, 2008 9:42 am

Nice shot. S.F. Peninsula is displaying lots of mustard/sorrel so far, need a few more warm days for others to show.
Here are some report links.
http://www.calphoto.com/wflower.htm
Has some current reports.

http://www.theodorepayne.org/hotline.html
This has a good links section, runs March to May.
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Re: The hills are alive

Postby Sierra Maclure » Fri Feb 29, 2008 10:26 am

Holy schmoley!!! Blue Dicks and Poppies!

The Bay Area is bubbling with Almond & cherry trees, mustard, wild raddish, etc., etc. It's funny: I'm trying to pull the "weeds" in my yard before they bloom and plant seeds and reveling in the ones on the side of the highway. Was it Thoreau who said, "A weed is a plant that no one has found a use for."?

Today I'm up at Soda Springs watching the glacier on the side of our cabin slowly rip the greenhouse window from it's moorings to the house. I think I'll get out there and shovel the snow off the roof (of this 2 story building) and see if I can slow the damage.

Yesterday I skied on virgin shaped skis. My first new downhill skis in 35 years. It's like cheating - instantly turned me into an expert skier! I love it. \:D/
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Re: The hills are alive

Postby hikerduane » Sat Mar 01, 2008 8:56 am

That is how old my skis are. I want some Telemark/XC skis, but can't make up my mind which brand, style to get that would be best for snow camping. I need to head to the lake and see if there are any rentals or demo days to give some a go. Plus the expense and trying to turn loose of my hard earned money.
Piece of cake.
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