Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Better Pictures from the Show

So I attended a show at the San Francisco Library that dealt with California Wildflowers and the effect of global climate change on them.
So it is a very mixed bag.  The deserts in particular have these things called "100 year blooms" where a spectacular and unexpected rainfall in the winter leads to amazing flowers.  But with lcimate change they are happening more often.
How he gets those black or white backgrounds - without cutting the flowers.  Very cool.
They had a "100 Year Bloom" in 1998 and 2005.  Jane happened to visit in 2005 when we had the amazing bloom.  Lynn and I took her up to the Antelope Valley to see the poppies and then Eddie and I took her to Vegas across the desert floor.
The wall of Southern Californian Desert wildflowers
The effect of climate change on non-desert plants isn't as positive.  Less regular rainfall and snowfall means that flowers in delicate ecosystems are not thriving.
This isn't a discussion of what to do about the climate, but just cataloging the effects of climate change on California Wildflowers and some spectacular pictures.
This is my favorite picture.  The ocotillo in full bloom with the jumping cholo cactus.

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