COASTAL SAGE SCRUB WILDFLOWER BLOOM
These are pics from an area a couple of miles inland from the beach, a few miles from my house in Oceanside. Most of these flowers are blooming on a south facing slope near the mouth of a tributary canyon emptying into the San Luis Rey River. I can't find a way into this canyon ( YET ). It is so choked up with poison oak that I can't seem to get in through the mouth and from the ridges it is going to take some serious bushwacking to get down into the canyon for some exploration. Nevertheless, this area is pretty isolated and I always have it to myself. It's a great place to hike up onto some nice ridges and to relax by the river. This is one of the finest examples of sage scrub wildflowers that I have seen.