Flowers and Fire from Spring

A mix of pictures that didn’t quite fit in other posts before we get into some summer trips.

We start with the spring party at Annie’s Annuals, a wonderful purveyor of unique and native flowers that you can find in most independent nurseries

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It was a fun party, with planting demonstrations, drinks and food available

 

 

 

 

 

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But the blooming show gardens were the real attraction here in Richmond

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Good color contrast

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A geranium

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Passion flower

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Some bulb I forget the name of

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Purple

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These were bluer in person

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And these tobactina were real green

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A lovely day, I highly recommend you attend next year

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In my bulb garden, I had a few standouts, like this maroon one

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And this cream-colored one

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Such a flair in this one

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And these fresia (white), grape hyacinth (light blue) and real hyacinth (far right) were also standouts

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Around the same time, I visited the burn scar of the King Fire in search of Morel mushrooms

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While it looked like I might find some, it was not wet enough due to the drought (maybe next year)

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The fire was so hot it burned off all the text on this sign

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Same with the one nailed to the tree

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It was pretty desolate out there

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Logging crews were busy clearing out the burned wood

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Some of their machinery

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I guess those ones were determined to have survived and didn’t need felling

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But on the other side there wasn’t much, although they did leave several dead trees standing to serve as habitat

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This stump was huge

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And its roots had been burned out into the ground about three feet deep

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The clearing work was likely to protect the watershed, as this creek drains right into a reservoir (Stumpy Meadows Lake)

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And that’s it till next time when we start getting into some cool Colusa county history.

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One Response to Flowers and Fire from Spring

  1. Mary says:

    Annie’s sounds like a fun, informative time. I’d like to go!

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