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.
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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.
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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.
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This is my favorite picture.  The ocotillo in full bloom with the jumping cholo cactus.

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