Most of us are currently limited to local areas. Usually by late April I am out with my camera with wildflower, bees, and butterflies, most pleasant places to enjoy. Down here near the coast, April temperatures, greenery, and wildflowers are rising, especially after the recent rains. Yesterday on 4/20/20220 was a mostly cloud breezy day not worth serious camera work so did not venture far from home. Today has a bit more sun but still not worth dragging my photography gear out for.
However tomorrow Wednesday 4/22/2020 with sun and light breezes forecast, will be back to the above open space public lands location in the Santa Cruz Mountains about 20 miles south that I shot the above on 4/15. Sky lupine, lupinus nanus, is often seen in dense patches along Central Coast grassland landscapes. This lupine species is intensely saturated blue with a wonderfully sweet fragrance. Mixed in are a few orange fiddleneck. Some of our local serpentine geology areas where recent rains were heavy are now delivering a major late season wildflower bloom. Downsized for web display from 6000x4000 pixel focus stack blended processed images.