“Earth laughs in flowers.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Carrizo Plain (east).jpg A photograph of a valley covered with multicolored flowers in wild bloom
A stunning picture by Frank Kee http://www.keesphotos.com, March 2005
The east side of the Carrizo plain, in the Temblor
, about 50 miles due west of Bakersfield,
California. via email from that Evil Kachina