The Friday Cyclotouriste

a geo-photoblog chronicling my "excursions velo"

Random Images……Summer Solstice!

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To celebrate the Summer Solstice (the longest day of the year and the exact moment — 11:28am PST yesterday — when the earth’s axial tilt is most inclined to the Sun) a gallery of images of Spring flora made on various bicycle rides over the last couple months:


From upper left-to-right and from top-to-bottom:

  1. Daisies of some kind;
  2. Sticky Monkey Flower (Mimulus aurantiacus);
  3. native California Black Oak (Quercus kellogii);
  4. native Miner’s Lettuce (Claytonia perfoliata);
  5. a native Pacific Coast Iris;
  6. native California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica);
  7. another Pacific Coast Iris,
  8. a Rose; and finally,
  9. Scotch Broom (Cytisus scoparius) a troublesome invasive species supposedly wreaking havoc upon on native wildlife ecosystems.

Written by fridaycyclotouriste

June 22nd, 2010 at 8:13 pm

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