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The Earth Laughs in Flowers

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Spring Wildflowers of Coastal California 2014

“The earth laughs in flowers.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Below is a gallery of flower photographs from the region near Santa Cruz, CA this spring. Not every flower I saw is included since not every flower was photographed. And due to travel or busyness I completely missed the ephemeral appearance of some species. For example, the trillium came and went without me or my camera being present. Even so, I was able to capture a broad range of the local flowering flora.

Most of the blooms I was able to name. But a few I have yet to identify. If you see something labeled incorrectly or if you know the name of an unidentified flower, please let me know. (They are not in any particular order.)

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