Spring Foothill Day Trip, March 24, 2007 on Vividlee
Photos. Take a look,
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of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Spring.
building at Indian Grinding Rock State Park.
large rock with many acorn grinding holes. Nearby are many very large
Valley oak (Quercus lobata).
of some more old grinding rocks. The acorns are collected in the
Fall and ground to a flour for food.
is growing in these holes.
Round house is partially underground.
houses look teepee shaped. Notice the large oak tree.
covered trunk of a very large Valley Oak tree.
of the shady and short nature trail.
photography assignment is 35mm black and white landscapes.
bark of a common native evergreen plant, Manzanita.
of a very large Madrone tree.
of a very large cedar.
end of the trail brings us next to some campsites and back to the round
house and large oaks.
is a very nice day.
sign about the park.
Hill is near the town of Volcano. Spring tree blossoms were covered
Hill is opened to the public for free every spring. After the initial
shock at the crowds of people I try to get a few photographs.
thought it was going to be overcast, instead it is full sun. This
is not the best for photography and there is a light breeze.
are supposed to be over 300,000 daffodils here.
are some other flowers here, but mostly daffodils (Narcissus).
find shade and pose for a quick photo, many other people do the same.
It's hard to find a shot without other people in it.
Hill is a private 4 acre farm on a much larger ranch.
more shaded blooms.
fowl wander and get lots of attention.
really is beautiful here.
folks and small children seem to especially enjoy the area.
is one of my favorite photos of the day.
sheer variety and number of blooms is impressive.
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