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.
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.
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!
Oh, so beautiful! I love to see wild flowers along the freeways!
Such beautiful wild flowers! The colors are amazing.
Wow - how unexpected! And beautiful! Good Luck photographing the eclipse.
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!
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.
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.
What a cheerful collection of images. Hopefully these plantings will brighten the day of passing travellers. Thanks for sharing.
Great collection of flowers, beautiful colors ;)
Wow, stunning flowers!
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!
Such beautiful shots - so cheery!
Beautiful flowers, it must looks nice along the right of way. Thanks for sharing, have a great day!
Love all these colorful flowers, Martha! Where's the bypass?
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....
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.
Your first and last photos are the best !
Hugs from Greece-Agni
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