Sunday, May 20, 2012

Flowers Along the Way

The state is building a bypass around our little town.  It won't open until the end of the year but they have already planted wildflowers along the right-of-way.
We went out a few weeks ago to take a look.
Lupine
Goldfields
California Poppy
Clover
At least this little strip of land in being returned to the natural beauty that John Muir wrote about.  Most of California's Great Valley is cultivated or grazed with few of the native plants to be found.  I guess there is something positive that can be said for freeways. 

Find more flowers at Today's Flowers, hosted by Luiz.
Find more views of our wonderful world at Our World, Tuesday, hosted by Arija, Gattina, Lady Fi, Sylvia and Sandy.

18 comments:

Gary said...

Beautiful!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sylvia K said...

Exquisite flowers, gorgeous colors and beautiful captures, as always! It is wonderful to see any land being returned to its natural beauty, unfortunately, it's usually only in small areas! But whatever makes it happen in whatever size is welcome! Have a lovely week, Martha!

Linda Reeder said...

Oh, so beautiful! I love to see wild flowers along the freeways!

Randi said...

Such beautiful wild flowers! The colors are amazing.

Barb said...

Wow - how unexpected! And beautiful! Good Luck photographing the eclipse.

Judy said...

A lot of highways are doing this now - planting wildflowers, rather than grass. I love the effect! And I love your California poppies - they are so vibrant!

Gaelyn said...

I like the flowers that will be along the highway but what will this do to your little town.

Great photo advice. Eclipse shots turned out great. Will post soon. Hope you had good luck.

aka Penelope said...

The shot of the clover where a bee found its way is so sweet. The wildflowers will set a nice tone and soften the harshness of the concrete. I, too, wonder how it will effect your little town.

Valerie said...

What a cheerful collection of images. Hopefully these plantings will brighten the day of passing travellers. Thanks for sharing.

Gunsside said...

Great collection of flowers, beautiful colors ;)

Lina Gustina said...

Wow, stunning flowers!

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Arija said...

How absolutely beautiful. I adore Californian poppies and all the other colourful flowers, especially the red clover. What a public-spirited way to build a highway!

ladyfi said...

Such beautiful shots - so cheery!

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful flowers, it must looks nice along the right of way. Thanks for sharing, have a great day!

Emille said...

Love all these colorful flowers, Martha! Where's the bypass?

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I do love it when wildflowers are planted along the freeways. And of course my feelings are always conflicted about freeways...we travel a lot (or used to anyway) and they sure do come in handy ;>)....but....

katney said...

It is great that they have seeded the area with wildflowers. Any aesthetics for our onramps and offramps are pretty much ignored. I often think that I should take a can of wildflower seed and scatter it in our nearest ones. I would probably be arrested. And anything that would grow from it would just be mowed.

Agni said...

Your first and last photos are the best !
Hugs from Greece-Agni