It's officially wildflower season in Napa Valley.. the first Spring blooms are making their appearance and many species are showing resilience in numbers in another post burn site in Napa Valley.
A drive up Soda Canyon Road on Napa's east side proves to be remarkable as many native wildflowers show their dominance in an otherwise charred landscape. These photographs were taken in early March, as the season progresses more fun finds await, as regrowth of native shrubs and trees continue to make headway.
Blackened oaks make a real statement in the landscape, some of these were burned so severly that they will not make it, others will come back.
Clockwise from upper left: Ranunculus californicus, California Buttercups, Castilleja spp. Indian Paintbrush, Mimulus guttatus, Seep Monkey Flower, Iris macrosiphon, Long tubed Iris.
Lupine and Poppies dominate this rocky slope.
Pedicularis densiflora, Indian Warrior rises from the ashes - Poison Oak Next to a burned log
Nemophila menziesii, Baby Blue eyes found along the side of the road.