Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Still Up In the Air

Photo above - Though Scotch Brooms stand out in the background a soft, purple flowered shrub dominates the left, lower corner of the above photo.
We're still winding our way along the curving Maricopa highway, making our way up the Topa Topa mountains above Ojai, California.  My last post featured the bright yellow to yellow orange, Scotch Brooms, this post will feature purple and blue/purple wildflowers.  Unfortunately I'm not knowledgeable about their names and even though my sister told me what many were called, I confess that I quickly forgot their names.  So if you know any of their names please feel free to let me know in a comment.
Photos below are of the one purple plant that I'm familiar with: the Lupine.

The photos that follow are of some sweet little purple wildflowers and some flowers that are more of a blue color.  Both are very pretty and I've no idea what they are called, I should have written their names down when Camille told me but just like spare batteries for my camera, I did not have pen, pencil or paper on hand.



  1. Beautiful pictures! I'm not good with plant and flower names either. But thanks for reminding me of the Monty Python sketch with Dennis Moore and the lupines. lol

  2. Ah! I thought those pictures looked familiar. I grew up in the foothills of the mountains in Utah, and the elevation looks to be about the same. Very pretty.

  3. Hi A. :)

    Such wonderful colours :)

    I think the plants in 11 & 12 could be Campanula, they look bell shaped and as they come in various shapes and sizes it could be poss. I have a few varieties in my garden, love them :)

    So glad you were able to get photos of the beautiful scenery, it is so pretty :)

    Thanks so much for sharing :) T.

  4. I miss California. I'm not sure how close you are/have been to Monterey, but that was my first duty station while in the military, and I loved Asilomar Beach and driving to Carmel and then on US 1.

  5. Beautiful scenery! Wildflowers always fascinated me with their fragile beauty - it's so hard to resist bringing some home but they never survive for a long time, so I have learned to not pick any :)

  6. I like that you're loving the scenery on your drive. I saw some flowers this Spring that I took pictures of, and I was going to post them to ask if anyone knew what they were called... and then I forgot to do it! I might do it still at some point anyway (because I'd love to have some in my yard!). :) I like the pretty purple flowers you posted here.


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