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Douglas Iris are in bloom, as photograph by Rozann Grunig.

And Hound's Tongue, such a bright blue, is also blooming. Jill Silliphant photographed a Buckeye Butterfly feeding on one.

And Baby Blue Eyes are in glorious bloom on bluffs. Bonnie Ely photographed these.

Today we are having April Showers on this Easter Sunday. And you know the saying - April showers bring May flowers!

Thanks to Bonnie, Jill and Rozann for allowing me to share their photos with you here.


Douglas Irises, also called wild irises, are blooming in abundance this year. Gary Levenson-Palmer photographed this lovely sight.

Douglas Irises by Gary Levenson-Palmer Douglas Iris by Gary Levenson-Palmer

Wildflowers are beautiful now. Yesterday's rain - we got nearly an inch at our place in Anchor Bay - freshened everything up. Many CA Poppies are blooming too, adding to the fun.

Thanks to Gary for allowing me to share his photos with you here.

Richard Kuehn took a walk on the bluffs recently and photographed three wildflowers. The first photo shows Seaside Daisies.

Seaside Daisies by Richard Kuehn

And Footsteps-of Spring.

Footsteps-of-Spring by Richard Kuehn

And a lovely Douglas Iris.

Douglas Iris by Richard Kuehn

Wildflowers are blooming along shady forest paths too. Western Trilliums have begun their bloom.

Trillium heaven by Jon Raymond (Large)

Redwood Violets, Milk Maids, and the first Redwood Sorrel are also blooming.

The first three photos are by Rich and the last photo is from Jon Raymond. I thank them both for allowing me to share their photos with you here.

On a hike in the forest with friends, we enjoyed seeing some beautiful wildflowers. The first is Pacific Starflower, which was growing on a bank in dappled sun. The blossoms are very small but exquisite

 In a darkly shaded part of the forest we found this lone Pussy Ears. Yes, the inside of this flower is very soft to the touch. Look at the long slender leaf of this wildflower - it is what you first look for.

 And on the forest floor we found a late blooming Douglas Iris amidst the the tiny, white "shooting star" flowers of Alumroot. You can see the maple-like leaves of the Alumroot.

 And growing alongside a seasonal creek in a sunny spot was this California Wild Rose. Native peoples made a tea out of the rose hips for medicinal purposes.

 It's a beautiful day today on the Mendonoma Coast. The air is so soft and warm you can almost drape around your shoulders. My best to you today, Jeanne Jackson

On a hike with a friend yesterday Rick and I saw a lone Douglas Iris, Iris douglasiana, blooming in a sunny patch of land. Yes, it is early for this wildflower to bloom but there was no denying its beautiful presence.

And today a small pod of Gray Whales were seen headed south. All in all, a beautiful day on the Mendonoma Coast!