Sunday, April 22, 2012
California coastal hills are covered in golden grass for most of the year - hence our state nickname - the Golden State. Ok, maybe it also has something to do with the 1849 gold rush and 49ers (not the football team).
The great singer/songwriter Kate Wolf saw it differently:
Here in California
The fruit hangs heavy on the vine
There's no gold, I thought I'd warn ya
And the hills turn brown in the summer time
(Kate Wolf, Here in California, 1980)
With the recent late spring rains, the hill are brilliant green with tall grass. Here are a couple of photos from this weekend in the coastal valleys.
It's a pretty lush looking life for the cows in SLO county right now. Unfortunately, the grass has grown tall quickly and is covering those wildflowers that finally did bloom. It does not appear to be much of a year for wildflower photography.
Working Barn - Highway 46 near Cambria, CA