You may be one of those people that come here just to see photos of wildflowers, brightly colored leaves, berries, foliage, and those other ultra-closeups called "macros" that enable us to see what our naked eye can't. This is the page dedicated to that group of visitors and thank you for coming! If I can label a plant I will credit you, and mark them in bold. If I am not sure, I may put what I think it is, but with a question mark. Feel free to tell me what it is in the comment box below if you know, and thank you! I have ordered them in color groups, then added berries, a section for foliage and fungus too, and a small group of critters at the end. Often I will note where I found a plant for your information.
|Originally photographed (by me) at |
American Canyon Falls near Auburn, CA.
|Yellow Star Tulip|
|Common Yellow Monkey Flower|
|Pretty Faces~Found at Fairy Falls, Spenceville Preserve|
|Monkey Flowers photographed on Crooked Lake Trail|
|Found in Desolation Wilderness.|
|Blooming on Coffee Creek Trail in Trinity Alps.|
|Also found along Coffee Creek Trail.|
|Blooming along Grizzly Bear Hike.|
|Grouse Lake blooms, also unidentified.|
|A pretty patch of wildflowers on Grizzly Bear Trail.|
|Buttercups at Hidden Falls and at Windy Point.|
|Buttercup at Hidden Falls.|
|Blooms generously sprinkled along Hidden Falls Trail.|
|More Hidden Falls gems.|
|Poppies at Hidden Falls Trail.|
|We saw these while hiking the Tahoe Rim Trail between |
Echo Lake and Tahoe City, through Desolation Wilderness.
|Growing along Lyons Creek Trail in |
Desolation Wilderness, a Monkey Flower?
|This time I photographed this one at Lyon Creek on the way to Sylvia Lake.|
|Yet another along Lyons Creek Trail. |
Last spring (2012) all wildflowers were abundant!
|More Lyons Creek flowers in June of 2012.|
|Yellow and White Monkey Flower|
|Blooms at Maud Lake in |
Desolation Wilderness in June of 2012.
|May of 2010 along South Yuba River.|
|Naked Cats Ears near Georgetown, CA.|
|Seep Spring Monkey Flowers (and a |
hiking pole for size reference).
|February 2010 on our way to snow camp at Lyons Creek. |
The flowers were below the snow line but the roads
weren't plowed so we hiked all the way up Wrights Lake Road.
|Irises along the South Yuba River.|
|I found this one at Windy Point, |
another veritable treasure chest of blooms.
|Another Windy Point unidentified blossom for me.|
|Also found at Windy Point.|
|Again, Windy Point has such a lot to offer |
the photographer and wildflower enthusiast!
|More yellow from Windy Point.|
|Taken at Miners Ravine Reserve in Rocklin, CA in Nov.|
|Canyon Dudleya photo taken at Loch Levin Lakes.|
|Red Crimson Columbine|
|Red seed pods photographed at Grouse Ridge.|
|Indian Pink or Silene Californica|
|Rose Clover and Crimson Clover|
|Serviceberry? Viewed at Castle Lake|
|DOGWOOD in Trinity Alps|
|GRASS OF PARNASSUS|
|Photographed on the Grizzly Bear Hike|
|CORN LILIES AT GROUSE LAKE|
|Photographed at Grouse Lake area.|
|Fawn Lily? Photographed in the snow at Carr-Feeley Lakes area.|
|Leichtlin's Mariposa Lily|
|CORN LILY macro shot of a single bloom.|
|NAKED STAR TULIP|
|PINK LUPINE in Trinity Alps|
|QUEEN ANNE'S LACE|
|Photographed in Trinity Alps|
|Wild Rhodadendrens? Castle Lake|
|BABY BLUE EYES|
|Blooms were along Lyons Creek Trail in Desolation Wilderness 6-2012.|
|TOREY'S BLUE EYE|
|Torrey's Monkey Flower~ Azalea Lake west of Donner.|
|This little patch of color was along American Canyon Trail near Auburn, CA.|
|Found in Trinity Alps|
|Also in Trinity Alps|
|Trinity Alps too.|
|Velvety Stickseed Castle Lake in Trinity Alps.|
|LUPINE I found at Grouse Ridge|
|Also found at Grouse Ridge|
|Another bloom seen at Grouse Ridge.|
|LAYNE'S MONKEY FLOWER|
|PHLOX at Lyons Creek Trail.|
|Blooms along Lyons Creek Trail.|
|LUPINE along Lyons Creek Trail.|
|Wandering Daisy~ Lyons Creek Trail in spring.|
|NUTTALL'S LARKSPUR macro shot|
|or known as Delphinium nuttallianum, TWO LOBED LARKSPUR.|
Information courtesy of William J. Finch of Desolation Wilderness.
(a personal favorite)