Poppy days

There’s something irresistible about the California golden poppy — I really love this time of year when they start blooming all along the bike trail and by the side of the roads. I found this specimen yesterday afternoon when the clouds rolled in, bringing rain and a thunderstorm. I went back today and found that same poppy with its petals […]

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Bermuda buttercup

I found these yellow flowers growing along the park road near Dotons Point. As pretty as they look, Bermuda sorrel (Oxalis pes-caprae) is considered an invasive and noxious weed which can cause the death of grazing livestock. That’s not much of an in issue here on the grounds of Folsom State Recreation Area — but it does go to show […]

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Ten odd rocks

When you’re hiking on Mississippi Bar, one thing you can be sure to find is plenty of rocks — in all sizes, shapes, and colors. After awhile, you’ve seen so many rocks everywhere you start to go a little bit rock-crazy; I had to stop myself from shooting every random boulder that caught my eye! I had the suspicion that […]

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