photo above - the two lane Maricopa highway leading up through the mountains from Ojai California to Taft. It was a crystal clear day and the yellow blossoms of the Scotch Brooms looked sharp and brilliant against the green mountains and bright blue sky - a perfect day for a drive.
The Maricopa highway twists and turns through beautiful, rugged mountains. Scotch Brooms bloomed along side of the paved road, making me feel like we were a bridal procession cruising down a flower bedecked isle. The Scotch Broom is considered a weed and seems to prefer the disturbed soil near the edge of the roadsides.
Photo above - Managed to find a blooming yucca that was close enough to the road to get a good shot of.
Photo below - Saw this unusually flat boulder and had to get a photo of it.
Photo below - Had to get a shot of the looming mountains and the valley below.
To fully appreciate this vista I encourage you to click on the photo to view it more closely.